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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