Monday, November 19, 2018
Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
Massive backlog of rare C tunes leads to epic 4-hour jam, dorkdom
Asheville, NC banjo player can’t decide whether to wear his Red Wing or Frye boots to tonight’s jam
Confused bluegrass guitar player keeps asking himself, “Where’s the f**king one?”
Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
UN declares banjo uke “a crime against humanity”
Springfield police officer Matt Stevens enters mental freeze when he uncovers local punks playing oldtime music
Phrase “one more tune” found to be potentially misleading
Records reveal oldtime royalty not really royal
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Term “oldtime” deemed politically insensitive to the elderly
Squirrel Hunters erroneously played in G
Drunken frat boy assaulted after requesting “Wagon Wheel” not once, but twice
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
Wife of Vermont oldtime fiddler hasn’t seen husband “in decades”
West Virginia oldtime musicians narrowly avert brawl by not talking about politics

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