Homemade Hillbilly Jam follows three such families of modern-day hillbillies living in the Ozark Mountains of Southwestern Missouri, not far from the Arkansas border. Leading the pack is 33-year-old singer/songwriter Mark Bilyeu from the hillbilly band Big Smith (www.bigsmithband.com), who have been shaking up the music scene in Mid-America with energetic, self-ironic tales of life along the creek with their expansive hillbilly clan. All well-educated, modern-day hippies reared on gospel music, Mark and his cousins from Big Smith are refreshingly anachronistic in today’s frenzied world, and a vivid reminder of the hell-raising antics of their bootlegging ancestors. While their sharp tongues and leftist sympathies are an eyesore in this staunchly conservative, Baptist region, Big Smith’s firm commitment to preserving their family’s musical heritage has earned them accolades from fans of all persuasions. www.rickfilms.de Presented as part of the Rural Route Film Fesitval.
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