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Sean Belt Starting an Old-Time Session (6) Starting an Old-Time Session 19 Apr 06

Hey, all,

I'm looking for some help and advice. The bar that until recently hosted an old-time music/bluegrass session in my city is closing down. And to be truthful, the session was kind of dissapointing anyway; poorly attended and kind of an odd tension between the bluegrassers who didn't want to play fiddle tunes, and the old-timers who ddn't want to play Hank Williams songs and "Muhlenberg County" over and over again.

So, I'm looking to get something started again in a nice tavern where the local old-time players can get together once or twice a month and have at it. What are your thoughts? What makes a good Old-Time session? How to make both seasoned players and newbies feel welcome and satisfied? Where and how to advertise/promote?

And with that, I throw the floor open...

- Sean Ruprecht-Belt

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