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Wayne Henderson documentary Nov. 10 at ASU

Article Published: Nov. 5, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Wayne Henderson documentary Nov. 10 at ASU

Area musician and luthier is the subject of a new documentary, "From Wood to Singing Guitar," which will be screened Nov. 10 at ASU.

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The documentary "From Wood to Singing Guitar" will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The film by Appalshop filmmaker Sean Lind showcases Wayne C. Henderson, a master luthier and musician from Rugby, located in southwest Virginia.

A skilled craftsman and respected musician at an early age, Henderson was taught by folk musician E.C. Ball and renowned fiddle maker Albert Hash, among others. Henderson was awarded the National Endowment for the Art's National Heritage Fellowship for his work as a luthier and a musician.

He has produced more than 400 guitars for musicians including Doc Watson and Eric Clapton.

The quality of Henderson's guitars has created a 10-year long waiting list. Equally as well known is Henderson's reputation for his generosity, friendliness and approachability as a musician and instrument maker.

In his own words the film is "a nice visit to the shop without having to travel all the way to Rugby."

The presentation is sponsored by the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian in celebration of its 30th anniversary and Appalshop in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Additional sponsors are the National Endowment for the Arts, and University College and the Appalachian Heritage Council at Appalachian.

The Center for Appalachian Studies is a unit within Appalachian's University College. University College consists of the university's integrated curriculum, academic support services, residential learning communities, interdisciplinary degree programs and co-curricular programming-all designed to support the work of students both inside and outside of the classroom.

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