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

Find a Jam

There are more oldtime jams around the world than you can shake stick at. But how do you find them? Here's one great way. The diligent folks from Old-Time Open Jams have been quietly compiling a map of jams. Have a look and get out there! Old-time jams are in blue, festivals are red, and contests are purple. They've also included some Irish sessions in green if you're looking to branch out. Happy hunting!

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