On Jul 21, 2:23 pm, Lyle Lofgren <***@visi.com> wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2:20 pm, Lyle Lofgren <***@visi.com> wrote:
> > On Jul 21, 8:56 am, Nelson <***@knology.net> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I am new to this group. Over the last year or so I have discovered
> > > that I am not so much a bluegrass fan as I am an old-time fan. (I
> > > play mandolin and guitar and am a huge Bill Monroe fan, though).
> > > I started out by listening to The Skillet Lickers, the Monroe
> > > Brothers, Eck Robertson, Fiddlin' John Carson and maybe a few others.
> > > Can anyone refer me to string bands working now that play old-time or
> > > old-time inspired music? The best I have found so far seems to be The
> > > Foghorn Stringband.
> > > Also, what old-time bands would you guys consider must haves?
> > > Thanks,
> > > Nelson
> > You didn't say where you live. We could maybe direct you to a good
> > band likely to be playing near you. Unfortunately, some talented
> > bands were only temporary conglomerations, and exist only as a CD or
> > two. I recommend subscribing to the Old Time Herald
> > (www.oldtimeherald.org), even to the point of ordering back issues.
> > The magazine has excellent reviews of current performers.
> > There's a lot more variability in old time music than in bluegrass, so
> > you might want to explore some to broaden your musical dimensions --
> > i.e., Cajun, Zydeco, Southern African-American, etc. If you like the
> > sort of hell-for-leather music that Foghorn plays, I understand the
> > Freighthoppers have re-formed, although I haven't heard them
> > recently.
> > Here's some other currently-active groups that I enjoy. The list is
> > far from inclusive, just names that popped into the top of my head. I
> > apologize to any great groups that didn't happen to rise into
> > consciousness -- I should have been able to mention 3 times as many as
> > I list below. Also, some of the public radio stations in the Southeast
> > have OT programs you can listen to on the internet. I used to have a
> > list of some, but they disappeared into digital oblivion when my hard
> > drive went to that great toxic waste dump in the sky. An even broader
> > example of old-time music is the Secret Museum of the Air archives athttp://www.wfmu.org/playlists/SM. By the time you're done listening to
> > those programs, you'll be familiar with traditional music from around
> > the world.
> > (listed in alphabetical order:)
> > Bob Bovee & Gail Heil
> > Bruce Molsky
> > Eric & Suzy Thompson
> > Mike Seeger
> > Orpheus Supertones
> > Red Mountain White Trash
> > Stairwell Sisters
> > Tom, Brad & Alice
> > Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker
> > Welcome to the newsgroup.
> > Lyle
> Just as soon as I pressed "send," I remembered the Carolina Chocolate
> Drops. Not to be missed.
One more recommendation: The New North Carolina Ramblers.