Essential old-time sites


Slippery Hill–The greatest old-time sound resource on the interwebs. Fiddle Tunes Galore!

Folk Streams–A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures

Association for Cultural Equity–Alan Lomax Archives

Old-Time Party-An archive of mostly southern American vernacular music

John Schwab’s–The most important resource for old-time back-up guitar in the multiverse.

Folk Music Index–Tune index for recordings

Banjo Tunings–A catalog of banjo tunings from Zepp Music, compiled by Anita Kermode

Kyle Creed Banjos Website–All things Kyle!

Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham–Two of the masters!

Early Cajun Music–A unique window into the world of Cajun music between 1928 and 1965.

Roots of American Fiddle Music–weird, informative, wacky old-time site.

Digital Library of Appalachia–Search through an endless database of sound recordings.

Hadacol It Something–Cajun Music Mp3s

The Virtual Gramophone–Digital Collection of Canadian Musicians

The Old-Time Herald–A magazine dedicated to old-time music.

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project–A collection of cylinder recordings.

The Henry Reed Collection— Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier

The Fiddler’s Companion–A Descriptive Index of North American, British Isles and Irish Music for the Folk Violin and other Instruments

Mugwumps–An online outpost for buying, selling, trading and learning about folk instruments. It has killer esoteric banjo information!

The Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention–Super, wonderful old-time music festival founded and directed by Suzy Thompson.

FolkWorks–Folk/Roots/Trad. Music, and Dance Happenings in Southern California.