Monthly Archives: January 2007

Black Fiddlers . . . where are they?

One of the places I like to hang out, albeit virtually, is the fiddlers’ discussion list, FIDDLE-L, where all sorts of folk gather to discuss not just fiddling, but old-time, Irish, cajun, bluegrass, and other types of fiddle-related music. … Continue reading

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The Death of Tower Records

re-printed by permission.
How Tower Records Committed Suicide
By LEE BALLINGER
The calamity caused by the liquidation of Tower Records doesn’t just
consist of the 2700 workers fired and the dozens of small label
releases that will lose their most important national outlet. It isn’t
just … Continue reading

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Bobbie Burns’ Birthday!

Robert Burns
Today is Robert Burn’s birthday, a man who, more than any other, typifies Scotland and its culture. Any fan of Bill Monroe should take note of this, but I have an extra reason. As a former resident of Santa … Continue reading

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Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman

From Bob Cox, Charlie Bowman’s great nephew…

Charlie Bowman, Radio Digest, 1926

“Hello, old-time music lovers: I am delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of my new book, Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman �- An East Tennessee Old-Time Music Pioneer and His Musical Family, … Continue reading

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