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

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