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

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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