The Queen Family Movie airs on PBS TV

“The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition & Back Porch Music,” a new documentary movie produced by the North Carolina Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University, is scheduled for a statewide broadcast and national release on public television early Oct.

Folks, The Queen Family of Western North Carolina are gearing up for a national performance, so check your local PBS TV listings for more information about Appalachian Tradition in your area.

DVD Link: The Queen Family-Appalachian Tradition & Back Porch Music DVD

CD Link:The Queen Family-Back Porch Mountain Music CD

Hear Fiddle/Banjo Old Ruben song sample from the CD.


  1. Hello! Neal Hutchenson came to my class today and screened this movie for us and I found your family to be very inspiring. It amazed me to see three generations together and so close. I think it's very cool that yall use music as a communication tool. The kind of bond your family has almost doesn't exist anymore and it really gives me hope. The best to you and your family!

  2. I happened upon this film on Netflix recently. I am anxiously awaiting it to come in the mail. I never realized that there was a Queen family in North Carolina or that they were bluegrassers. I myself share the Queen name and am a bluegrasser in Georgia. Wild coincidence.

    Wade Queen

  3. P.T. Morgan6:46 PM

    I just found the documentary on PBS and I am enjoying it so much. I love this music. It's the best. Glad I found it and plan to own some of your music.

    What a wonderfully talented and close-knit family.

  4. This looks fantastic! I wish I was able to watch it.