Links to the Oldtime Music Scene
The Oldtime Music scene is growing – also in the web.Who wants to know about it just asks the cake that knows everything
and quickly jumps there. Therefore, only a few links to other websites of the Oldtime Music scene are listed here, which provide an introduction to what else is offered there.
How does anyone find to Oldtime Music?
Everyone certainly has their own story about this. How some artists in the USA and Europe have found it is shown in this collection of interviews, which are displayed in writing, but also in videos and music. Casually you learn to know some Oldtime musicians and their approach to this music:
In any case it is worthwhile to look into our neighbour country of Switzerland – and as it not so far from Germany – take the opportunity to meet that lacal scene in one of their musicians meetings. A super site also for newcomers, with notation of tunes and listening examples:
In times of the lockdown, a website may be helpful, which plays the backup to your Oldtime Tunes:
In a website about the German Oldtime Music Scene a hint to the wonderful German Oldtime Band “Four Potatoes” may not miss – especially as this band and its members participated once in a while in the Oldtime Music meetings in Wippenhausen:
“Four Potatoes” in Oldtime music are something like sind im Oldtime “Shave and a Haircut, two Bits” im Bluegrass. With the clear difference that the one is played at the begin of a tune and the other at its end.
Last not least in this small collection is the mandatory hint to the Online-Radio programme “Bluegrassjamboree” of “Yogi” Zellner. Certainly, you will not only find Oldtime Music here, but just also. Those who once listened into it and who are open for many styles of American acoustic musc, cannot let go. Thank you Yogi!
If you want to jump in go to
or install the laut.fm app on your smartphone and select “bluegrassjamboree”.
If you want to learn more about Wippenhausen – the place where the annual Oldtime Music meeting is held – you can find information about this little village, which is one of the oldest in Upper Bavaria, with respective history and stories: