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Touched With Fire: The Highwoods String Band Story Official Trailer

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Published on Jan 15, 2013

This is the trailer to the feature length documentary on the Highwoods String Band called Touched With Fire. The band consists of Walt Koken on Fiddle, Bob Potts on fiddle, Mac Benford on Banjo, Doug Dorschug on guitar and Jenny Cleland on Bass. The film looks at the life of the band starting with the early days as prior to forming and the trio of Potts, Koken and Benford as Fat City. The film follows their careers from their first performance as a five piece at Union Grove, their seminal performance at the Smithsonian Folk Festival which launched their careers. As well as the South American and European tours they did. Culminating in a Carnegie Hall performance as part of the New Lost City Ramblers 20th anniversary. All five members of the band appear in the film as well as dozens of others who were on the scene at the time or where influenced by the Highwoods String Band. The film will be released in Spring of 2013. For more information or to pre order go to www.whyoldtime.com

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