Directed by: Anne Lewis
Running Time: 29:00
Artus Moser, “a Renaissance man of the mountains,” was born in 1894, and grew up on the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina, where his father was a forester. This program explores the richness and variety of his long life as an early collector of ballads for the Library of Congress, as a teacher, singer, storyteller, actor, painter, sculptor, gardener, naturalist, and husband and father. Artus Moser of Buckeye Cove paints an appealing portrait of a unique collector and performer of North Carolina mountain music.
“Clearly shows an artistic soul who recognizes and reflects the best in Appalachian lifestyle.” –Loyal Jones, Director, Appalachian Center, Berea College
“Vintage photographs, musical selections, and Moser’s artwork combine in this intimate family interview to reveal a true preservationist of mountain life.” –Booklist
Screenings & Festivals
Kentucky Educational Television
Blue Ridge Public Television