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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 the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends,...

Cameron Knowler: Melodic Guitar in Oldtime Music

Although oldtime guitar is arguably one of the most underrated and overlooked instruments in the tradition, Cameron Knowler is quick to point out that strong, engaging back-up is crucial to the...
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Ryland Burhans

Ry grew up in Athens, Ohio. While raised around heaps of old-time, he spent most of his teenage years attempting to escape the music of his parents, experimenting with a wide range of instruments...
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David Bragger & Susan Platz – tunes and interview

In 2017 David Bragger and Susan Platz released the first oldtime album featuring dual fiddle on all tracks: King's Lament. Bragger is well known as a methodical teacher and highly rhythmic...
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Nathan Bontrager – Oldtime Cello & Fiddle

When I moved to New Haven, CT in the fall of 2009 I was at the end of a number of years of studying classical cello. Those valuable years taught me not...
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Breathing new life into Missouri fiddling: John P. Williams

Introduction John P. Williams is an oldtime fiddler from Madison, Missouri who grew up deeply entrenched in the tradition of Missouri fiddling. John was a regular attendee of the...

In Remembrance of Jon Bekoff (1959-2015)

This personal remembrance of Jon Bekoff was written by his friend Ms. Moonshine on the occasion of his death five years ago today and originally published on the blog Old Time Party....
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John Crutchfield

So in Old-Time pretty much everyone has a day job. Mine is being a writer— plays, mostly, although I write poems and stories as well, and I have occasionally even committed journalism. Oh, and...
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Mike Burns: interview + tunes

I grew up north of Charleston, West Virginia in the small community of Mink Shoals, located on the Elk River.  Most of my time was spent running around the woods or fishing...

Bruce Molsky: an interview

When I heard that Bruce Molsky was going to be playing with Molsky's Mountain Drifters at the 2019 Fire in the Mountain in rural Wales – a wonderful festival I've visited for...