SORM Playlist #15-03: Women of Old-Time, pt. 2
(airing the week starting 1-14-15)

This week we’ll hear some of the talented women who followed the paths blazed for them by the earlier generation of Old-Time players and singers featured in Part 1. In addition to individual performers we’ll hear bands that featured women musicians prominently and some players who have been influenced by … → read more

JENI and BILLY’S BIG PICNIC BAND: Picnic In The Sky

          JENI AND BILLY’S BIG PICNIC BAND Picnic In The Sky Waystation 003 www.jeniandbilly.com   In the early days of the recording industry much of what we today call folk, country, and old-time music was called “hillbilly” music. That’s because the hills and hollows of Appalachia … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-02: Women of Old-Time
(airing the week starting 1-07-15)

In the past, Old Time music used be mostly an Old-Boys Network. However there have always been strong Women who blazed their own trail. We’ll hear some of the very best on Women in Old-Time Music Pt 1. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1502_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To listen using … → read more

DOM FLEMONS: Prospect Hill

          Dom Flemons Prospect Hill Music Maker Foundation www.musicmaker.org   The Carolina Chocolate Drops have been a brilliant beacon of American music from the beginning. Over time they have expanded their purview from early black string band music, a form largely ignored until they shone their … → read more

THE QUIET AMERICAN: Songs From A Rocking Chair

The Quiet American Songs From A Rocking Chair Aaron Keim www.quietamericanmusic.com Among the many duos plying Americana waters these days, The Quiet American may rank as the old-timiest of all. Aaron and Nicole Keim have left Boulder for the Pacific Northwest to raise a family and make music, art and … → read more

THE TALLBOYS: Fresh Daily

          THE TALLBOYS Fresh Daily The Tallboys www.thetallboys.com   The Tallboys have long been the Northwest’s best-kept secret in old-time music. Pike Place buskers, community organizers, monthly square dance leaders, and genuinely nice folks, The Tallboys have come to epitomize Northwest old-time. They don’t tour outside … → read more

VARIOUS: The Johnson City Sessions 1928-1929

        VARIOUS The Johnson City Sessions: 1928-1929 “Can You Sing or Play Old-Time Music?” Bear Family BCD16083 www.bear-family.de   The Big Bang of American folk music is said to have been the 1927 Bristol Sessions – a talent search for Victor Records in the Tennessee/Virginia border-straddling town … → read more

EDEN & JOHN’S EAST RIVER STRING BAND: Take A Look At That Baby

        EDEN & JOHN’S EAST RIVER STRING BAND Take A Look At That Baby East River String Band www.eastriverstringband.com   Helmed by intrepid guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist and dedicated record collector John Heneghan along with kazoo, resonator ukulele and fetching vocalist Eden Brower, the East River String Band’s … → read more

WINGDALE COMMUNITY SINGERS: Night, Sleep, Death

      WINGDALE COMMUNITY SINGERS Night, Sleep, Death Drag City www.dragcity.com   Apparently, it was a shared love of old-time music that initially brought the Wingdale Community Singers together over a decade ago. It can be hard to tell that from their 3rd album Night, Sleep Death, released mid-winter … → read more