My name is Craig Evans. I'm a banjo-playing film-maker in love with Old-time music and the Community that surrounds it.
There are many passionate "artist" souls in this Community, dedicated to preserving the artform. Some play the music, some make the instruments upon which it's played, some write new music while others publish historic tunes and songs from long ago. Like me, all of them fell in love with this Tradition and deeply recognize its significance. All of them have stories of how it happened... and why they've dedicated their lives to carrying the flame.
“I was told by the Smithsonian Folkway's archivist that they’re generally not very good at documenting current events… most focus only on the past. I figure filming the present as tomorrow’s history is something I can do!"
This is indeed a dynamic, exciting time to be a part of the Traditional Music Community. Besides, it’s great fun! - Craig Evans