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Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007, 09:11 pm
breelupia: 2nd annual Los Angeles Old Time Social

Hi all, if you are in the Los Angeles area you should come check this event out, it's going to be awsome!


Tue, Apr. 3rd, 2007, 02:00 am
remnantsaflame: Event in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States April 21st

Some of these bands (As All Die and Life Toward Twilight -- but if you like experimental, noise, or film score music, you may like them) aren't old time at all, but Changes, The Lindbergh Baby, and The Ancient and the Transmundane sure are. Almost purely acoustic instrumentation, and their themes -- ancient paganism/heathenism -- sure are old. I cannot recommend Changes enough. Formed in Chicago in the late '60's, really timeless and beautiful, very poetic lyrics, just two men, one playing acoustic guitar, both singing harmonies. There's perhaps a Celtic flare to them, but more than just that. The Lindbergh Baby and The Ancient and the Transmundane have resemble psych folk, and perhaps The Lindbergh Baby even have a trace of country and blues. Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre are sort-of ragtime with really creative modern production.

I don't know if anyone in this community lives anywhere near the event, but the least I can do is expose you to this music and hope that you like it.

If anything, you can listen to these bands (except The Lindbergh Baby, sadly) perform live on Prime Audio Soup on WRIU on Friday, April 20th from 9 pm to Midnight Eastern Standard Time! Yes, you can find streaming audio on WRIU's web site!

Details for the live show in Northampton, MA, United States on Saturday, April 21st as follows ...

A Night of Esoteric Folk Music and Apocalyptic Soundscapes


The legendary predecessors and elder statesmen of neofolk. Timeless, rousing, tuneful folk music ablaze with the Fire of Life. On Tesco and HauRuck!
see also: official Changes web site

The Lindbergh Baby
Heathen psychedelic folk, or "psychoactive folklore". Led by Scott Broderick of Blood Axis. Neuropa Records.

As All Die
Martial industrial + dark ambient + doomladen neofolk/neoclassical. Dying Empylver Productions.
see also:official As All Die web site

Life Toward Twilight
Chilling ambient soundscapes with neoclassical overtones.
see also: official Life Toward Twilight web site

Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre
"Ragtime for the modern epoch."
see also: Eskimo Films

And also featuring a short set of stark, ravaged acoustic compositions by
The Ancient and the Transmundane

Music before and between sets courtesy of DJ Heathen Panzer, host of Chaos Sedated on Radio Free Satan.

CDs and other merchandise will be sold by Tesco USA, so bring cash -- I know I will! ;)

Saturday, April 21st, 2007
upstairs at Eagles, 270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
7 pm (note time change)
$7 -- admission will be on sale at the door, but can also be reserved by e-mailing remnantsaflame@yahoo.com

Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007, 07:24 am
hokelore: Tommy Jarrell

I've got Tommy Jarrell on the brain right now. It came up yesterday. I was at a fiddle workshop with Brad Leftwich. Every month or so, Brad holds a fiddle workshop at his house. I'm about 50 miles from there, which I consider to be reasonable driving distance. Every time, there's a theme, often a particular bowing pattern, or sometimes a fiddler. Yesterday it was Tommy Jarrell, Brad's admitted favorite. He's becoming one of my favorites, as well. That bow rocking -- sounds so cool when he does it, sounds like hell when I try. Something to keep working on, and maybe one day...

Sat, Nov. 25th, 2006, 01:29 pm
wellsjc: (no subject)


Eh, the album cover is in the zipped file.

1. Jingle Bells
2. White Christmas
3. Timothy The Tow Truck
4. Silver Bells
5. Don’t It Make You Wanna Be A Kid Again
6. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
7. Hee Haw Honey
8. Silent Night
9. Santa Fe Sam And Hobo Bill
10. Blue Christmas

Everyone should get into some good Christmas music by a good ole country hobo.

Mon, Sep. 4th, 2006, 11:00 am
d_r_o_n_e: "Hillbilly Jazz: From the Blue Ridge to the Blue Note"

Here's a really interesting article a friend sent me the link for:


Sat, Aug. 12th, 2006, 07:56 pm
skinnijeans: (no subject)

Hi, I'm amber, I'm new.
I'm 18, and I'm a big fan of the movie O Brother,Where Art Thou?...
I live in southern North Carolina and I'm hooked on this music. I joined to gain more knowledge about Old time music, and incorporate it into my music at college....sometimes my friends and I gather around at lunch and sit on a blanket outside and just play our instruments freely...so yeah.
I have a mandolin, its a Rogue purely because it was dirt cheap and i was too impatient to save for one more expensive. I hope to make some friends and to add to my music library, and to my knowledge of old time music.

Tue, Jun. 27th, 2006, 11:46 am

     Richard Hannemann, singer/songwriter, guitarist/composer, is pleased to announce the availability of his debut album, "The Musician", on his website www.HannemannMusic.com

     There are several elements to the unique listening experience of the album. It is not of a single genre throughout: there are 8 song tracks of a folk/country/standards blend and 4 solo guitar tracks of a classical/light jazz/blues nature. Mr. Hannemann's principle instrument is the classical guitar, which gives a warmer, richer tone than the more standard steel string guitar. His finger-style technique, itself a classical/folk blend, allows for straight-up to intricate accompaniments which create an internal rhythm for the songs and allows for solo instrumental bridges within the songs. The lyric songs add a 12 string guitar for foundation, and mandolin, melodica, and bass (as needed) as color polyphony to the vocal line. Mr. Hannemann plays all instruments. Then there are the narrative segues placed between the principle song tracks. Each narrative is accompanied by either the classical guitar, the 12 string, or the mandolin and, combined, we hear the story of a semi - retired musician advising a youngster just starting out on a life in music.

     Many guitarists in the internet community may remember Mr. Hannemann from the old AOL GTRSIG as amadeus555, where he authored a series of guitar lessons. Those Lessons are also available in book form.

     To audition and/or order The Musician, please visit Mr. Hannemann's site, www.HannemannMusic.com .

Wed, May. 17th, 2006, 08:07 am
hokelore: Midwest Mandolin Festival

Anyone finding themselves in the wilds of Indiana on June 3rd and 4th
might want to check out the 2nd Annual Midwest Mandolin Festival.

Details here: http://www.mandolindy.com/Second%20MMF%20Performers.html

There won't be loads of Old-Time, but Ann and Phil Case from Dayton
will be there (there was an article about them in Old Time Herald a
couple of years ago), and Homer Pass will be there. Homer is 83, I
believe, an inductee in the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. I got
to meet Homer last year, and pick with him a little. He's a nice old
guy, and terrific performer.

Plus, my contradance band will play an old-time tune or two during our

Fri, Mar. 31st, 2006, 06:04 pm
heath_robinson: Job's Coffin Dulcimers

If anyone is in the market for an absolutely stunning, true "Appalachian" dulcimer, check out this eBayer. He also has the standard styles for sale. They're all made in his workshop, are very well crafted, and are well worth the cost. There are only two of the Job's coffin versions left. I purchased one recently and love it!

[And no, I'm not related to JR! Just a fan of his work. ;)]

Wed, Feb. 22nd, 2006, 09:46 am
d_r_o_n_e: canned ham banjo.


This article has the same text as the one i posted the other day, but it's worth looking at because it has a photo that the other one didn't--a banjo made out of a canned ham.

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