Clara Valley Fiddlers' Association
- The Santa Clara
Valley, in Northern California, is known to the world as "Silicon Valley"
and the home of many computer and technology companies. It's also the
home of an organization that is focused on the other end of the spectrum.
The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers' Association is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation of traditional types of American music
known as Old Time, Bluegrass and Gospel Music, as played on the Fiddle
and other acoustic stringed instruments.
Seeger: Mike Seeger: Music from True Vine
- Featuring Mike
Seeger, the man who influenced the shape of Traditional Music and helped
make Old Time Music what it is today. Jane Smith has compiled a well-designed
website which includes sound files, discography, concert dates, Mike's
own definition of Old Time Music, and more!
Solomon Branch Band was formed in September 2000. A five member group
that loves to make music,The Solomon Branch Band features folks relatively
new to picking and seasoned veterans. Its performance staple is old
time dance music.
Southern Folklife Collection Home Page
- Published by the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Southern Folklife Collection
on the fourth floor of Wilson Library houses one of the world's largest
collections of Southeastern-tradition derived music.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
- Smithsonian Folkways'
website offers all of their titles online. Their catalog includes a
great many Old-Time releases, including quite a few new offerings you
may not have in your collection. The 2-CD set, "Mountain Music of Kentucky"
is one of my new favorites.
Mountain String Band
- "Spud Mountain
is an old time acoustic country music and dance band operating around
Portland, Oregon. Our instrumentation is similar to a bluegrass band,
but also can include tuba, tenor banjo and cello. Our repertoire is
drawn mostly from commercial country and rural-folk recordings made
in the 1920s and 30s and post-war field recordings."
- Spud Mountain Web Radio Broadcast
- "This is a
1/2 hour long pre-recorded weekly streaming audio program that provides
an oldtime country-folk music resource for our region (NW Oregon-SW
Washington). We will confine the content to music of Canada, the USA,
and Mexico. The program is not archived, so be sure to tune in weekly!
- Stefanini, Rafe
- Rafe actually has
two web sites: one for his violin business
and one as an Old-Time Music performer. On the latter you can hear
clips from his soon-to-be-released County recording, "Glory
on the Big String".
Sugar in the Gourd - Old Time, All the Time!
- Hours of Internet-Streaming
Old Time Music can be found here!
Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Week
- Old-Time Music
& Dance Week at the Swannanoa Gathering (in late July), explores
the rich music, dance, singing and storytelling traditions of the southern
Appalachian region through a wide range of classes taught by an experienced
and supportive staff. The daily Communal Gathering features visits from
local Master musicians and singers from western North Carolina, and
elsewhere in the Appalachian region. Evening activities will include
jam sessions, singing, square and contra dances, concerts.