Up and Push
- "Back Up and
Push, first-place winner in the old-time band competition at the New
Jersey Folk Festival, plays old-time fiddle tunes, honky-tonk, blues,
early country, and even some originals.
- Banjo picker Tony
Trischka describes the Bad Livers as :
"1: a richly unique concordance of disparate elements including a rocked
out whitewater bluegrass with a tuba, old time lonesomey music with
half the rocking chair on the back porch and the other on-stage at CBGB's
2: fierce and captivating
3: shouldn't be missed
4: hire this band
5: buy their records"
So there you have it. Not strictly traditional old time music, but a
heckuva lotta fun.
Don's Home Page
- Banjo Don's page
features lots of banjo resources, as well as his own live365 streaming
web broadcast of The Old-Time Country Music Show.
- Donald Zepp's fabulous
resource for all things Banjo, especially the Banjo-L mailing list.
Banjo Loft, The
- The Banjo Loft
is the source of all of those fine reproduction Vega 5-string necks
by Wyatt Fawley. Wyatt's customers include Ricky Skaggs, Mike Seeger,
Linda Williams, you get the idea. The Banjo Loft also maintains a small
inventory of used and vintage banjos, and banjo related instruments,
as well as other fretted and stringed instruments.
Banks: Gordon Banks' Home Page
- The multi-faceted
Gordon Banks has done a superb job on his web pages. The music section
of his web site houses his Old Time Music Pages. I also recommend a visit to
the Dwight Diller Home Page while you're there. Currently,
there is a great online photo album of the Hammons family - I eagerly
look forward to the completion of the Hammons page.
- This German-Based
label is a great source for Old-Time Music recordings!
Bell Buckle Records
- Bell Buckle Records
is located in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. We're an upstart record label
with only one production to our credit, but have high hopes for projects
currently in the works. Our first project is an album of old time banjo
tunes performed by James Elliot, in the spirit of Uncle Dave Macon.
- Bernstein, Ira Ten Toe Percussion
- Ira Bernstein is
regarded as one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of
percussive step dancing (clog, tap and step dancing) in America, and
in particular as one of the foremost southern Appalachian flatfooters
in the world.
Bethancourt: Joe Bethancourt's Home Page
traditional banjo picker Joe Bethancourt's web pages are a guaranteed
hoot! Chocked full of great graphics to keep you entertained. On top
of all the fun, his pages are a veritable encyclopedia of links to other
Folk Music resources offering traditional songbooks, musical instruments
- Big B,
- Lisa Johnson, AKA
Strumelia Harmonia, offers a swank collection of old-time T-Shirts and
bumper stickers. She's got a great eye for color and rustic, old-time
style and her products show it! I proudly wear her t-shirts and my car
and instrument cases wear her bumper sticker. Also, don't miss "A Girl's
Story of Musical Corruption". It's a hoot!
- One hot
old-time band! Features Kenny Jackson, Joe Newberry, Jim
Collier and LaNelle Davis. Site includes MP3 song samples,
and info. about the band.
Blech: The Blech Family Home Page
- Created by my friend
and mentor, Kerry Blech. Kerry, wife Sheila, and daughters Mirabelle
and Louise have put together a great old time photo album (you mean
you've never seen Lowe Stokes fiddling with only one hand??). Also features
information about Hart & Blech, featuring Kerry on fiddle and Al
Hart on banjo.
Ridge Old Time Music Week at Mars Hill College
- Musical tradition,
a relaxed approach to learning and an atmosphere of friendship and encouragement
combine to make Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week a very special experience.
Interaction between students, instructors and staff has become a hallmark
of the week as musicians of all abilities share in the celebration of
of great Old Time Music from Surry County, North Carolina and Beyond!
Featuring information about Bobville Bands: Man Alive!, The Pilot Mountain
Bobcats, The New Pilot Mountaineers with Riley Baugus, The Red Hots,
Bobville History and more!
- Boggs, Doc
- A great informational
site about banjo wizard Doc Boggs.
Old-Time Music and Dance Group
- BOTMDG is a community
group in Bloomington, Indiana, dedicated to the enjoyment of music and
dance. The music is mostly "Old-Time", which means something like "Fiddle
tunes from Appalachia", and the dances are contra-dances and square
- Bradford Bog People
- An Old-Time Duo (Beth Eldridge and Woody Pringle), from Bradford, New Hampshire.
- Brandywine Friends of Old-Time Music
- A Folk Music club
in the Delaware Valley. They offer their own list of additional Web
Resources, as well as information on local Folk Music Events.
site also maintains a great list of additional Old-Time Music resources.
I've avoided duplicating many of their listings here, so please go
check out their site to add to your list of resources.
Choice Radio Show Online Broadcast
- "Buckdancer's Choice"
features old-time music on Tuesday nights from 7-9 Eastern Standard
Time. Several of you have inquired from time to time as to our availability,
so here's how you can get us. Thanks for your interest.
How to pick up WRFG-FM:
2. Scroll down the page and select "Program Guide."
3. At top of page where it says "Now hear us worldwide...," click on
4. On the welcome to Little Five Points page, click on "L5P Live" (blue
button on left)
5. Click on the yellow "Tune In" button
6. The first time you tune in, you'll have to download winamp for Windows
(free) or macamp for Macs (it costs). Follow the prompts.
- "The Burford
Brothers are an energetic string band located in Oblivion County, South
- Located just three
miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Laurel Springs, North Carolina,
the Burgiss Barn is the perfect place to bring your family or group
for an enjoyable evening of great food, live bluegrass and old-time
mountain music, and mountain dancing. Whether you come to our shindigs
on Saturday nights or want a nice spot for your private catered party,
the Burgiss Barn is the perfect solution for your weary bones and empty
- A hard-core 78
rpm fiend, Joe Bussard has spent a lifetime pursuing rare surviving
examples of early 20th century American music. His private archive contains
more than 25,000 obscure recordings from the golden age of old-time
music. Now he shares it with the world through custom-made tapes of
his vintage 78s.!