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Sprout Wings and Fly

Sprout Wings and Fly

Sprout Wings & Fly 

When: Sun., May 8, 3-4 p.m. 2011
Price: Free

Tommy Jarrell grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians in the early 1900s. He worked the fields, distilled moonshine during Prohibition and played old-time fiddle until he died in 1985. His first fiddle now resides at the Smithsonian. Short bow strokes gave his playing a syncopated, laid-back lilt. On his signature tune, "The Drunken Hiccups," Jarrell sang, "Gonna eat when I'm hungry, gonna drink when I'm dry/ Get to feeling much better, I'm gonna sprout wings and fly." From that lyric comes Sprout Wings and Fly, a short film about the old-time great. Producers Alice Gerrard and Cece Conway, who made pilgrimages to visit Jarrell near the end of his life, introduce the film. The free showing starts at 3 p.m. —Andrew Ritchey

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