First broadcast May 21, 2004

Old Timer Into Bluegrass

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Here’s a program of mostly old-time string band and mountain music that ends up with a bit of bluegrass. There are a lot of glistening old chestnuts in this program. I used a combination of new releases and a few old favorites. The show elicited a great amount of listener comment and requests for more old timey in the future.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Haywood Blevins, “Old Molly Hare”, The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder

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  • Iron Mountain String Band, “Sugar Hill”, Classic Old-Time Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • New Lost City Ramblers, “Bill Morgan And His Gal”, Classic Old-Time Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Dock Boggs, “Country Blues”, Classic Old-Time Music, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Clarence Ashley, “Little Sadie”, Classic Old-Time Music, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • Clark Kessinger, “Red Bird”, The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder

  • Frazier & Patterson, “Po’ Black Sheep”, The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder

  • Smoky Valley Boys, “Benton’s Dream”, The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder

  • Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers, “Blackberry Blossom, The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder

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  • Debby McClatchy, “Amazing Grace”, “Cold Rain And Snow”, “Blow Your Whistle Freight Train”, Chestnut Ridge

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  • Mike Seeger, “Breaking The Ice In The Allegheny”, “Coo Coo Bird”, “Did You Ever See The Devil Uncle Joe?”, True Vine

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  • Homegrown String Band, “Rock Hollow”, “Salty Dog”, Rock Hollow, Independent

  • Sandhill Ramblers, “Mole In The Ground”, “Darling Corey”, The Sandhill Ramblers, Lone Prairie

  • Upstart Crows, “Silly Bill”, Fly Around, Independent

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  • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, “Won’t You Come And Sing For Me?”, “Coal Miner’s Blues”, “Long Black Veil”, Pioneering Women Of Bluegrass

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  • Chatham County Line, “Song For John Hartford”, Chatham County Line, Bonfire

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  • Mountain Heart, “Heart Like A Road Sign/Head Like A Wheel”, “Soldier’s Prayer”, Force Of Nature, Skaggs Family Records

How To Reach These Independent Artists:

Homegrown String Band: www.homegrownstringband.com The Sandhill Ramblers: www.lonesomeprairierecords.com Upstart Crows: reach them by e-mail