June 20, 2013 · West Virginia is the only state in the Union that was created as a direct result of the Civil War. When war broke out in 1861 and Virginia seceded from the Union, some living in that state’s western regions saw it as an opportunity to break away and create a new state.
A documentary look at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival -aka Clifftop - where many of the participants are musicians. Each night at any given moment,there are literally a hundred jam sessions going on. The documentary also explores the evolving concepts behind Old Time. Also featured are interviews and performances of legendary West Virginia fiddler Lester McCumbers.