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



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