Imaging Specialists and the Alleghany Jubilee are partnering up to produce a television show featuring the Old-Time, mountain music that the Jubilee has presented for almost 18 years.
Jubilee owners, Ernest and Agnes Joines are experts at producing their unique and entertaining shows, but have teamed with ISI and the young technicians of Alleghany Community Television to record and broadcast these initial episodes (hopefully, the first of many). The team plans to produce a Christmas Show to be taped November 18, 2011.
Charles Scott, ACTV’s station manager, is listed as Director in the credits, but he has trained his crew so well, the position is almost unnecessary. According to Charlie, “Daniel Caudill is a Junior at Alleghany High School, but he already knows more than I do about the system we use.”
Daniel is a quiet young man who sat in the back of the auditorium adjusting sound levels and switching input from the two cameras, manned- or make that operated by other AHS students (and graduates) Destiny Blevins, Amber Call and Natalie Marion. Throughout the evening- nearly 3 hours!- these kids impressed us with their knowledge and skill.
Alleghany Community Television will broadcast the show in two parts, Thursdays at 7PM, just before the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society’s new interview show, Alleghany Memories.
DVDs of the entire show (both parts), as well as Alleghany Memories, will be available at The Sparta Store for $20.
Ernest Joines is a life-long, mountain musician and is listed on the Blue Ridge Heritage website. Ernest was featured on Gary Moore’s, I’ve got a Secret in 1961. His secret? He designed and operated a one man band.
Agnes Joines is on the town council and currently serves as Mayor pro tem of the town of Sparta. She also Chairman of the local Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (BROC) and has organized and run an annual Hillbilly Variety Show for several years to raise money for the Alleghany Planning Committee, BROC’s local arm, which helps local citizens with winter heating bills and weatherization projects. They also help with the local Head Start and have a home garden seed distribution program.
Imaging Specialists helped with post production and graphics, generating opening and closing credits. ACTV is currently available in approximately 4500 households in the region across Alleghany Cablevision and Skybest Television.
Interested in sponsoring future episodes of the Jubilee? Contact Agnes at the Jubilee or Claire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The show is a mixture of music and what Ernest and Agnes call “Hillbilly Humor” and features local talent including:Hillbilly Wes, as emcee and Agnes Joines & Jeff Halsey, hosts.
The Rise & Shine Band
Billy Dancy, banjo
Charlie Edwards, guitar
Ernest Joines, mandolin
Charlie Kinzer, lead guitar
Wade Petty, fiddle
Kermit Pruitt, bass
Buster Royal, guest banjo
The Jubilee Line Dancers
Mary Jane Ciraco
Eula Raye Cook
2010 Possum Queen Phoebe Brown & past honoree, Mary Pennington
The Possum Creek Boys
The show was sponsored by
Harold T. Long
You can purchase the DVD of Episode 1 at The Sparta Store.