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“Lost Indian” Exactly Where He’s Supposed To Be
“Lazy” John files defamation suit
Term “oldtime” deemed politically insensitive to the elderly
Asheville, NC banjo player can’t decide whether to wear his Red Wing or Frye boots to tonight’s jam
Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Ralph Stanley switches to banjo, harmonica “too hard”
Augusta reschedules to February
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
Lost Girl found
Clifftop Strip Tease Competition Update: Contestants Asked Not To Remove G-string
Mississippi Sawyer displaced by chainsaw
Massive backlog of rare C tunes leads to epic 4-hour jam, dorkdom
Records reveal oldtime royalty not really royal
Bass overtakes harmonica as fifth most popular oldtime instrument
Netherton returns to melody after long separation
Wife of Vermont oldtime fiddler hasn’t seen husband “in decades”
Squirrel Hunters erroneously played in G
New Study Shows Waltzes Reduce Time Signature By 25% In Mice
UN declares banjo uke “a crime against humanity”
Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
Confused bluegrass guitar player keeps asking himself, “Where’s the f**king one?”
Springfield police officer Matt Stevens enters mental freeze when he uncovers local punks playing oldtime music
Maybe the tune is straight and the rest of the world is crooked. Woah!
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
Phrase “one more tune” found to be potentially misleading
West Virginia oldtime musicians narrowly avert brawl by not talking about politics
Stickerville Toilets Vandalized: Police Have Nothing To Go On
Drunken frat boy assaulted after requesting “Wagon Wheel” not once, but twice



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