Basically, it is North American folk music (excluding Native
American) dating from the colonial period through the 1800s and
even to the early 1900s, prior to the wide spread availability
of radio music. In most communities, folks played their
own music with input from their British, Scottish,
Irish, European, African heritage. Music was played on acoustic stringed
instruments (mostly fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass) for
community dances, clogging, singing, and evening get-togethers after a
hard day's work. Various styles are now associated with rural
areas such as Appalachia, North and South Carolina, Alabama,
Missouri, and Tennessee to name just a few, and
"old timey" music may often be referred to as "mountain music."
Pioneers brought this music to the northwest as they migrated
via the Oregon Trail. Our musicians play other
genres of music too. If it's fun, we'll play it!