Jimmy Martin Film Ready to Wrap

Final filming for a documentary film on the life of bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin takes place this weekend in Shreveport, La. Martin performs Saturday (March 22) at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium for the first time in almost 40 years during a three-night concert series billed as “Blue: A Louisiana Celebration of Bluegrass.” The auditorium was the longtime home of KWKH Radio’s Louisiana Hayride, once a major rival to the Grand Ole Opry. Martin was a Hayride regular in the late 1950s. The documentary — King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin — is being produced and directed by George Goehl. The film will premiere during the 34th annual Nashville Film Festival set for April 28-May 4. 03/21/03