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Old Time Banjo

I've been listening to a lot of Pete Seeger since he died. What other old time banjo players might I like? I'm not looking for fast rolls, finger picks, bluegrass style. I'm looking for frailing, clawhammer, and plaintive melodies. This sort of thing.
posted by phrontist on Feb 20, 2014 - 14 answers

When the High Lonesome Sound is coming from the baby...

I've got a few fellow mom friends who play bluegrass and old-time, and we're starting a Ladies' Pickin' and Playdate, so we can combine childcare and playing a few tunes. Of course, we need a motto. [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jan 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Frail whale

I have an inordinate crush on songs like Sufjan Steven's "For the Widows of Paradise" and in general love the sound of clawhammer/frailing banjo. Can you help me find more not-strictly-traditional music featuring clawhammer banjo? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Aug 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Boom-nothing-nothing sounds weird

When playing the bass for bluegrass and old-time waltzes, what do you do on the off-beats (the 2 and the 3)? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Who is this wonderfully dress woman?

Help me identify this [possibly movie still] photo. Pictured: gun-wielding early 20th[?] century woman. [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on May 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How do other places define their heritage?

In the Appalachians, it's hip to be old-timey. Not so much other places. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on May 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Nervous mandolinist looking for the friendliest old-time session in NYC.

Nervous mandolinist looking for the friendliest old-time session in NYC. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 9, 2009 - 9 answers

I want to learn to play the fiddle.

I haven't picked up my violin in years, and would like to start playing again - but I want to play Scottish and Irish fiddle, and maybe a little Appalachian old-time fiddle, too. Resources? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jan 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for British Folk Music

Where can I find old recordings of British folk music? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Sep 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Fonts with "the" as single character

What are some old-time fonts that have a single character (one key stroke) for a fancy "the" and "of"? I've tried googling but "the" and "of" are hard search words! Thanks. [more inside]
posted by largecorp on Aug 12, 2006 - 18 answers

Where can I find recordings of early American popular music?

I enjoy early American popular music (say up until the late 1920s), and especially period recordings of the same. I have about a dozen CDs compiling this music, and have downloaded other songs from alt.binaries.sounds.*. I'm looking for other sources of free mp3s of early American popular music. (Don't fret about copyright issues: the stuff I'm looking for is old enough that it's in the public domain.) I'd also love recommendations for modern(ish) recordings of these old songs. I know Garrison Keillor performs some from time-to-time (and just did on his last broadcast, for example), and I know of Joan Morris/William Bolcome and Jody Dall'Armi.
posted by jdroth on Oct 2, 2005 - 19 answers

Old-Timey Music

That high lonesome sound. Any recommendations for old-timey music—string bands, ballads, fiddle music, country blues, even up to orthodox bluegrass? I'll soon be surrounded by vendors of such things but I don't have much grounding—any really standout groups or recordings I should look for?
posted by kenko on Feb 1, 2005 - 33 answers

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