Reams, James - James Reams' Homeplace
Although he lives in Brooklyn, New York, old-time music is in James Reams' blood -- and it isn't from a "folk revival" inspired transfusion. He has called New York his home for the past twenty years; however he is perhaps one of the only northern enthusiasts who has vivid memories of sitting on a dirt-floored cabin in the heart of Appalachia and listening to his father and friends playing fiddle, banjo, and guitar music.

Red Mountain White Trash Home Page
This is a sort of unofficial home page for info about the band. Actually, though, it's probably about as official as anything ever is with us.

The Red Mountain White Trash (you can call us the Trash) play traditional string band music. The band was originally based in Birmingham, but are now pretty much scattered all across northern Alabama. Great music by talented musicians who just happen to be the foremost authorities in Alabama Old-Time Music.

Reed, Henry Henry Reed Website Published by the American Folklife Center
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents FIDDLE TUNES OF THE OLD FRONTIER: THE HENRY REED COLLECTION, available online through the Library of Congress American Memory Web site at the following URL:

The online presentation includes 184 sound recordings, available in WaveForm, MP3, and RealAudio formats; Alan Jabbour's fieldnotes; and sixty-nine musical transcriptions. New descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features accompany the sound recordings, and an extensive listing of related publications and a glossary of musical terms provide further avenues for exploration. An essay by Alan Jabbour (with photographs by Carl Fleischhauer, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Kit Olson) discussing Reed's life, art, and influence accompanies the collection as a special presentation.

Other folklife-related online collections, selected publications of the American Folklife Center, and information about products and services are available from the Center's home page:

Also check out American Memory, which contains over seventy multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, motion pictures, and text are now available online, free to the public for educational purposes. All American Memory collections can be accessed through:

For more information focusing more on Reed's life in general, but also taking into account his musical contribution, check out the site created by Henry's grandson Terry Reed at

Reed Island Rounders
The Reed Island Rounders, featuring Betty Vornbrock on fiddle.

Reeltime Travelers
The Reeltime Travelers of Johnson City, TN play "Old-Time Reeltime Americana music", rooted in the pre-record string bands of Southern Appalachia and drawing from that deep tradition to create new songs and sounds. Their shows are high-energy mixes of traditional, fiddle-driven dance tunes, mountain harmonies, original banjo and fiddle tunes, and new songs with ties to the Old-Time tradition.

Ritchie, Jean - The Jean Ritchie Homepage
Recordings, Videos, Books and Mountain Dulcimers are available at this site, along with touring and performance information.

Roane Records
David O'Dell's record label features some of the finest in West Virginia traditional musicians. Roane has also assumed the JMP catalog.

Roberts Family Band
Old-Time and Mountain Music from this Galax-based band.

Roots Of American Fiddle Music
Providing interesting historical information, clear MP3 recordings and rare photos of early fiddlers, string bands and other oldtime performers from the 1920's

Rosen: Steve Rosen/Volo Bogtrotters Home Pages
Great Old Time music from those Chicago area madcaps. Lots of information about the Old Time Scene in the Windy City. If you dare, learn more about Steve Rosen: The Man, The Mystery, The Banjo (The Cat!)

Rounder North American Traditions Series
The rural communities of the United States and Canada possess a rich and varied heritage of idiomatic forms of social music including square dance fiddling, old songs and banjo tunes. Under the general editorship of Mark Wilson of the University of Pittsburgh, the North American Tradition Series attempts to document this music and its performers in a straightforward and detailed manner, drawing upon recordings made over the past thirty years.

The purpose of this web site is to introduce the viewer to some of the intriguing personalities who play the music registered in our series, by providing sample personal autobiographies, musical excerpts, photography and other forms of explanatory data. The site is maintained by Rounder Records as an informational resource designed to acquaint the viewer with the world of genuine traditional music.

Rounder Records On-Line Catalog
A quarter century ago, three Boston-area college students carried their common interest in traditional music and its contemporary offshoots a step further than most fans: they started a record company. Today, Rounder Records is the major independent label in the U.S. Rounder has documented and nurtured music styles that include [Old-Time!], bluegrass, Cajun, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Memphis blues and soul, reggae, zydeco and Tex-Mex, picking up Grammy Awards as well as innumerable other music awards.

Here are over 1400 catalogue listings, with color reproductions of the compact disc booklet covers, over 380 minutes of music samples and extensive information about each album, including song titles, musicians and press quotes. You may search the personnel by artist name, genre of music, or label name. Also included are label profiles of the many companies from around the world which are part of the Rounder family of labels.