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Phrase “one more tune” found to be potentially misleading
Netherton returns to melody after long separation
West Virginia oldtime musicians narrowly avert brawl by not talking about politics
Augusta reschedules to February
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Pig’s foot officially too far in the fire
Ralph Stanley switches to banjo, harmonica “too hard”
Drunken frat boy assaulted after requesting “Wagon Wheel” not once, but twice
Wife of Vermont oldtime fiddler hasn’t seen husband “in decades”
New Study Shows Waltzes Reduce Time Signature By 25% In Mice
Stickerville Toilets Vandalized: Police Have Nothing To Go On
Springfield police officer Matt Stevens enters mental freeze when he uncovers local punks playing oldtime music
“Lost Indian” Exactly Where He’s Supposed To Be
Asheville, NC banjo player can’t decide whether to wear his Red Wing or Frye boots to tonight’s jam
All tunes played at 140 bpm at first ever Missouri slow jam
Records reveal oldtime royalty not really royal
Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
Bass overtakes harmonica as fifth most popular oldtime instrument
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
Lost Girl found
Maybe the tune is straight and the rest of the world is crooked. Woah!
Banjo uke given presidential pardon
Confused bluegrass guitar player keeps asking himself, “Where’s the f**king one?”
Mississippi Sawyer displaced by chainsaw
Clifftop Strip Tease Competition Update: Contestants Asked Not To Remove G-string
Lonesome John discovers Tinder
Term “oldtime” deemed politically insensitive to the elderly



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Al Murphy

by Howard Rains



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