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Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds Short Film (Full Length) – 1988 Documentary

Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds

Short Film (Full Length) – 1988 Documentary

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Although The Tumbleweeds toured beyond Otago only occasionally, they provided many New Zealanders with their first exposure to country music. Almost 40 years into the band's career, Stephen Latty (Opera in the Outback) got some of their songs and memories down for this half-hour film. The band describe influences, costumes, and their own mid-tour double wedding. Country music expert Garth Gibson praises the "quite famous harmony sound" of sisters Myra and Nola Hewitt. Then The Tumbleweeds hit the road for Gore's Gold Guitar Awards, to perform 'Maple on the Hill'.

Their songs have feeling, depth with them, and needless to say we've got a lot of their albums at home that we play quite often.
– One of the band's fans, at the Gold Guitar Awards