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Maybe the tune is straight and the rest of the world is crooked. Woah!
Mississippi Sawyer displaced by chainsaw
Wife of Vermont oldtime fiddler hasn’t seen husband “in decades”
Ralph Stanley switches to banjo, harmonica “too hard”
Clifftop Strip Tease Competition Update: Contestants Asked Not To Remove G-string
Pig’s foot officially too far in the fire
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
Springfield police officer Matt Stevens enters mental freeze when he uncovers local punks playing oldtime music
Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
New Study Shows Waltzes Reduce Time Signature By 25% In Mice
All tunes played at 140 bpm at first ever Missouri slow jam
Phrase “one more tune” found to be potentially misleading
Bass overtakes harmonica as fifth most popular oldtime instrument
Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
Augusta reschedules to February
Records reveal oldtime royalty not really royal
Drunken frat boy assaulted after requesting “Wagon Wheel” not once, but twice
Term “oldtime” deemed politically insensitive to the elderly
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Lonesome John discovers Tinder
Asheville, NC banjo player can’t decide whether to wear his Red Wing or Frye boots to tonight’s jam
West Virginia oldtime musicians narrowly avert brawl by not talking about politics
Banjo uke given presidential pardon



Cameron DeWhitt – interview & tunes

Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Portland, Oregon. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in...

Digging through to the sky: rhythm in oldtime music

Before anything, there was the rhythm.  I was a high-school student in Ithaca, N.Y., classically trained on the...

Left hand fiddle exercises: lesson with Craig Judelman

Few musicians truly enjoy spending time on their instrument working on technique, etudes, or intonation. It's just not as much fun as...

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

In Washington, North Carolina in 1974, a 20-year-old Black woman named Joan Little was arrested for shoplifting and breaking-and-entering. Sentenced to...

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern...

A friend once quipped that the name of the main Facebook page for the music we all love should be retitled,...

Can Old-Time Community Save the World?

The staff door popped open as I careened in to work two minutes late with bean skins still stuck in my...

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Al Murphy

by Howard Rains



Is oldtime out of tune?

Whether we admit it or not, almost all of us have had that moment of listening to an oldtime fiddler –...

Bad Festival Neighbors

When you roll up to an old time festival, you know you aren’t checking into the Presidential Suite at the Ritz. It’s going...

Banjo Resources

Oldtime banjo players are probably the luckiest of the lot in finding learning materials online. I have no good...

Clifftop: a Beginner’s Guide

All photos by Sandra Parks Three to four thousand old-time musicians, all in...

Fiddle Resources

There's a ton of resources out there on the web to help you learn oldtime fiddle. This is a...

Keeping Old Time

If in the last ten years your travels have brought you through Asheville, North Carolina, you...

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