Tag Archives: old time music

The Ash Grove: Old Time Hits the Big Time in Hollywood USA

Born in the midst of the unreality and meaninglessness of the commercial pop world, the Ash Grove soon became the refuge and breeding ground for people’s music. Continue reading

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Visiting Earl Scruggs

. . . He went down the hall and quickly came back, holding an old Gibson open-back banjo. “This belonged to Uncle Dave . . . here, play me a tune!” Continue reading

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Microphones and Old Time / Bluegrass Music

I recently received the following e-mail:
> Peter,
> My band played to a loud room of people tonight.  We had one hot mic for vocals and the crowd essentially drowned out instrumentation at times.  I tried to play into the mic … Continue reading

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Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention: Performances – 1

A performance video by Francis & Gladys Stevenson, from 1997. Continue reading

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Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention: Beginnings

Peter tells the tale of how the Rolling Stones and Hell’s Angles helped get the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention going, way back in the early 1970s . . . Continue reading

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