Muddy Roots Documentary Coming-Kickstarter Launched

June 28, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Causes  //  10 Comments

The Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, TN this upcoming September 3rd & 4th is just over two months away, and in preparation they are ramping up plans to have a full-on documentary of the event created by Judd Films. To help fund the film, Jason at Muddy Roots has set up a Kickstarter campaign, with the hopes of raising $6,500 for the film’s expenses.

Festival founder Galaz has recruited Blake Judd of JuddFilms to produce and direct a documentary project about the music, musicians, and the fans.  Through live music, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, the film will bring much-deserved exposure to a growing scene and showcase the sincerity and dedication of its musicians and supporters.

Galaz said, “I knew that Blake would be perfect for this.  He has worked with a lot of the artists in the scene and understands what we are looking for.  This festival is something, when documented, deserves the eye of people who understand where these bands and fans are coming from and what it means. All  the funds raised go into production and Blake and his crew are willing put their efforts behind this for the cause. I’m  excited that he was willing to work on this with us.”

“I can’t wait  to get started on the project, “says Judd, “The Muddy Roots Festival is becoming the Bonnaroo or the Woodstock for this scene.  No one is going to get rich from this, but it’s more of a place that all the bands and fans alike can come together, play music, hang out, and have a great time.  It’s a lifestyle and that’s what we’re out to document and celebrate. This is a passion for these people and for us alike.”

The Muddy Roots Festival will have over 60 bands performing, including headliners Wanda Jackson, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Country Music Hall of Famer Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers & Rose. (see full lineup below)


10 Comments to “Muddy Roots Documentary Coming-Kickstarter Launched”

  • Done!
    This sounds awesome, I sure hope it’ll be made.


  • good luck…hell of a lineup…good job


  • Thank you for your support! This is one for the books and now we have someone writing that book or actually filming that documentary!


  • I notice that Wayne Hancock is still listed on the flyer above. Is he expected to be at the show?


    • Yes! Word is he entered a 30-day rehab facility in Dallas about a week ago, so he should be out in plenty of time.


  • Oh WOW! should be a great festival! :)


  • As soon as I get paid, I’m in on this for sure. As a fan of a shitload of the bands that play Muddy Roots, this doco will probably be as close as I get to seeing many of them live. All supporters of Muddy Roots and this music who are goegraphically displaced, should chip in.

    Even though I want to see every aspect of what makes Muddy Roots in this doco, I hope there is (and I’m sure there will be, after all, it’s all about the music) plenty of live footage.


  • So what happens if the fundraising goal isn’t met? Is the project off?


    • Let’s don’t even think about it!

      This project’s gotta pick up some steam!!!


  • What a lineup. The festival is definitely on my bucket list.


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