Podcast: Old-Time Music 101
Episode #17-10 | airing 3-08-17

This week we begin an occasional feature focusing on a distinctive style of folk music. This week we will highlight Old-Time Music with selections from the Golden Age of the music through today’s finest players. We’ll hear Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers, Tommy Jarrell and Oscar Jenkins, Ben Townsend and many more. Exploring Old-Time Music on the next Sing Out! Radio Magazine.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
The Highwoods String Band / “Lee Highway Blues” / Feed Your Babies Onions / Rounder
Fiddlin’ John Carson / “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” / Volume 1 / Document
Uncle Dave Macon / Sourwood Mountain Medley” / Country Music Hall of Fame / MCA
Rutherford & Burnett / “Ladies on the Steamboat” / 1926-1930 / Document
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Licker / “Blackeyed Susie-Pass Around the Bottle” / A Corn Licker Still in Georgia / Voyager

Jimmie Rodgers / “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation
The Carter Family / “The Storms are on the Ocean” / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation
Tommy Jarrell & Oscar Jenkins / “Rockingham Cindy” / Down to the Cider Mill / County
New Lost City Ramblers / “Whoop ‘Em Up Cindy” / Volume 2 / Folkways
The Highwoods String Band / “Fire on the Mountain” / Feed Your Babies Onions / Rounder

Melvin Wine / “Yew Piney Mountain”/ Classic Old-Time Fiddle / Smithsonian Folkways
Burl Hammons / “Singing Birds” / The Hammons Family / Rounder
Addie Graham / “Omie Wise” / Been A Long Time Traveling / June Appal
Frank Proffitt / “Tom Dooley (Dula)” / Songs and Ballads of Appalachia / Folk Legacy

Anna & Elizabeth / “Green Icy Mountain” / Sun to Sun / Free Dirt
Ken & Brad Kolodner / “Half Past Four” / The Swift House / Fenchurch
Ben Townsend & Friends / “Roaring River” / Deep End Sessions Vol III / Deep End Sessions
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He’s been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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