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Thread #104431   Message #2138942
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
02-Sep-07 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Are you missing the new oldtime revival?
Subject: RE: Are you missing the new oldtime revival?
Sorry about that blank post.

THE OLD TIME scene has always prospered as the participatory and community-based entity that it is, and that it does so well. Dances, concerts, workshops at festivals---all of it. The music is roots based---has great respect for those experts who came before. On the revival scene, this was ACTUALLY started, I believe, by the N.L.C.R. who had the background and the chops to make it come alive for modern audiences ever since I first saw them open the show for the "star" Bob Gibson at the Gate Of Horn folkie bar in Chicago -- 1959. By February of 1961 (and for their first decade) the boys were a large part if the University Of Chicago Folk Festival -- still going now in 2007 in Mandel Hall on that campus. (I do WISH the bathrooms were handicapped accessible there!! But I can't deal with the snow these days, anyhow.)

Subscribe to THE OLD TIME HERALD. It features the old and the new bands admirably. Old time music is flourishing all around the USA and Old Time Music is arguably equal to blues as a viably healthy roots music that just keeps on keeping on. --- Possibly, it is less noticeable because it it is, as it was in earlier times, all acoustic!

Art Thieme