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Old Time Country Music: Series History

March 30, 2008

Old Time Country Music: Series History

Recorded from 1990 to 2001, this program features some of the best Bluegrass and Old-Time Country, Folk, and Western music available.

Below is a list of musicians who have performed on Old-Time Country Music:

Bluegrass Artists

  • Golden Harvest (2001)
  • The Ezells (2001)
  • The Waring Family (2001)
  • The McLains (1999)
  • Special Consensus (1999)
  • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (1998)
  • The Del McCoury Band (recorded in 1997)
  • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (1997)
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad (recorded in 1996)
  • The Lynn Morris Band (recorded in 1996)
  • Bill Grant and Delia Bell (recorded in 1995)
  • The Rarely Herd (recorded in 1995)
  • Druha Trava ("Second Grass," a bluegrass band from the Czech Republic, recorded in 1994)
  • The Lewis Family (recorded in 1994)
  • Stoney Lonesome (1994)
  • Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys (1993)
  • Kenny Baker and Josh Graves (1992)
  • Mac Wiseman (recorded in 1992)
  • Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys (1991)
  • The Exline Family (recorded in 1990)
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys (1990)

Old-Time Country, Folk, and Western Artists

  • Cathy Barton and Dave Para (2001)
  • Mike Seeger (2001)
  • The Wilders (2001)
  • David Holt (1999)
  • LeRoy Troy (1999)
  • Volo Bogtrotters (1999)
  • Cherish the Ladies, Irish, vocals, dance. (1998)
  • The Freight Hoppers, OT (1998)
  • The Makem Brothers, Irish, vocals (1996)
  • Tom Paley, old-time vocals, fiddle, guitar (1996)
  • Shorty Powers and Lorene Clark, traditional country vocals (1996)
  • Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, traditional country, gospel, and originals (1996)
  • Cathy Barton and Dave Para, vocals, hammered dulcimer, guitar and leaf (1995)
  • Norman and Nancy Blake, vocalists, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and cello (1995)
  • Grandpa Jones, traditional and comedy(1995)
  • Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, vocalists, guitar, fiddle and piano (1995)
  • John Hartford, traditional (1994)
  • Peter Ostroushko, vocalist, fiddler, and mandolinist (1994)
  • Baxter Black, cowboy poetry, (1993)
  • Bob Bovee and Gail Heil, traditional (1993)
  • Don Edwards, western vocals (1993)
  • The Matney Sisters, vocal quartet (1993)
  • The Sons of the San Joaquin, western vocals (1993)
  • Vern Young, traditional country and bluegrass (1993)
  • Sue Keane, vocalist (1991)
  • Gordon MacMasters, harmonica and saw player (1991)
  • Walt Michael, vocalist and hammered dulcimer (1991)
  • Bob Everhart, traditional country (1989-1995)

Individual Musicians Featured as Part of Studio Bands

  • Warren Amberson, vocals and mandolin (Bluegrass Rest or A. Dabblju Sound)
  • John Bellar, dobro
  • Bob Black, banjo (Harvest Home)
  • Hal Cottrell, vocals, mandolin and guitar
  • Randy Escobedo, banjo (Family Tradition)
  • Jack Fergusen, dobro and vocals (Family Tradition)
  • Randy Kohrs, dobro and vocals (Possum Trot)
  • Verlin Lorenz, fiddle (Black Mountain Boys)
  • Al Murphy, fiddle (Harvest Home)
  • Aleta Porcella, vocals, guitar, and bass (Harvest Home)
  • Bob Roscoe, vocals and bass (Papio Creek)
  • Chad Sitze, banjo (The Sitze Family Band)

Artists Featured on Old-Time Country Christmas:

  • The Sons of the San Joaquin
  • Stoney Lonesome
  • John Hartford
  • Druha Trava
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • The Lewis Family

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For immediate release:
March 30, 2008

For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications

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