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Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Item Dimensions: Array
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Region Code: 0
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Running Time: 78
Live concert performances of the music of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Little House on the Prairie, the autobiographical book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder,
holds in its pages a comprehensive review of 19th-century American folk music via the
very real character of Charles Pa Ingalls (1836-1902), a highly acclaimed fiddler
of the time and Laura s own non-fictional father. For the first time, in January 2012,
a concert based on this music was performed before a live audience at the Loveless
Barn just outside of Nashville, TN for broadcast by the PBS television network.
The DVD release contains 14 performances witha bonus features including a performance
from Natalie Grant, notes on Pa's Fiddle Music from Dale Cockrell, and the video short
Little House on the Prairie: Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
An effort co-produced by Dean Butler (Almanzo on the Little House on the Prairie TV
show) and esteemed musicologist Dale Cockrell (President of Pa's Fiddle Recordings),
PA'S FIDDLE: THE MUSIC OF AMERICA features performances from some of the
finest of today's acoustic musicians, enlisting the talents of award-winning musician
and musical director Randy Scruggs and all-star Pa's Fiddle Band with Matt
Combs (fiddle), Dennis Crouch (upright bass), Chad Cromwell (drums), Hoot Hester
(mandolin) and Shad Cobb (banjo), along with featured artists Randy Travis, Rodney
Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, Ashton Shepherd, The Roys, Natalie Grant and Committed
(NBC Sing Off Champions). Says Dean Butler of the production, 'Dale Cockrell loves
traditional American music and I love the stories of American pioneer life written by
Laura Ingalls Wilder. Having this opportunity to share the music Laura recalled in her
unforgettable novels is nothing less than a dream come true.'