Category: Reviews

Old Time Country Christmas

A delightful mix of traditional Christmas carols and tunes played on instruments such as hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo, mountain dulcimer, dobro, bass, mandolin and guitar comprise these three albums from Alisa Jones, Ron Wall, and Mark Howard. Together, these…

Fiddlin’ – The Movie

Old Time Music was born in the Appalachian Mountains over 200 years ago, paving the way for Bluegrass, Country and Rock & Roll. Fiddlin’ celebrates the 80th anniversary of the world’s oldest fiddler’s convention. After watching this trailer, I just…

The Mountain Minor

Just you remember, Charlie, these old mountain tunes will bringyou back home; they’ll bring you back home. ~ Tom “Pap” Abner At the height of the Great Depression, young Charlie Abner has only known the beautiful hills of Kentucky and…

Classic Old-Time Fiddle

This album is a fantastic collection of vintage Southern Appalachian string band music from the Smithsonian archives compiled and annotated by Old-Time fiddler Jake Krack and Folkways archivist Jeff Place. Clark Kessinger, Wade Ward, Tommy Jarrell, Marion Sumner, Gaither Carlton,…

Legends of Old Time Music

During the folk music revival from the late 1950s to the 1970s, legendary old-time traditional artists were rediscovered, and previously unheard players of this tradition were found and brought to perform at folk festivals. It was an exciting period in…

Chadwell’s Station

Early American Frontier music never sounded so authentic in the 21st century until you hear Christian Wig play his fiddle accompanied by Whitt Mead on the banjo in Chadwell’s Station, one of four albums in Wig’s collection, Fiddling on the…

Voyager Recordings & Publications

Voyager Recordings & Publications is a treasure trove, the “Oak Island” of recordings, tune books, and instructional materials of traditional acoustic fiddle and string band music in North America. Voyager Recordings & Publications is an independent recording and publishing company…