Musical Holdouts (1975)

About the Film

This classic, entertaining documentary on American traditional music features varied individuals and groups who have not become part of the “melting pot” of American society.

From front porch banjo pickers in Appalachia and the Bluegrass Festival circuit to Black children on the Carolina sea islands, cowboys, and Cheyenne and Comanche Indians, they have all retained their cultural identities despite pressures from the mass media and popular culture.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact John Cohen, the distributor, or Folkstreams.