Breaking News: Arhoolie Records Film To Bay Area Theaters, Richard Wodrich Fund, JD Rhynes Cookbook Coming
Here is the breaking news in Northern California bluegrass music:
“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” Film Hits Bay Area Theaters in September
This Ain’t No Mouse Music, the story of El Cerrito’s Chris Strachwitz and his roots music label Arhoolie Records, has been honored at film festivals all around the world. Now filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling will bring the feature documentary to movie theaters for the first time, including local screenings.
Here is the September schedule for our area:
FRIDAY-THURSDAY, September 19-25
The Roxie, San Francisco.
Rialto Cinemas, Elmwood, Berkeley.
Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol, Sebastopol.
Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.
Bluegrass Musician, Promoter Richard Wodrich Lung Transplant Fund
Richard “Dick” Wodrich of Chico, a longtime bluegrass musician, promoter, and radio programmer, needs a lung transplant. A Lung Transplant Fund has been established through the Give Forward website to help pay the mounting bills — and you can help.
He has been accepted for the transplant by the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, but needs additional funds.
JD Rhynes Cookbook Is Funded
JD Rhynes’ new cookbook, JD Rhynes Bluegrass Kitchen, has been funded through the Kickstarter website. The book and accompanying audio recordings by Northern California bluegrass musicians will soon be on their way!