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The Old Fashioned #11

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Mason Via

When we think about the youth brigade in bluegrass and traditional music, we have to think about hyper-talented and hyper-enthusiastic Mason Via who recently moved from rural North Carolina to Nashville, where he became the newest and youngest member of Old Crow Medicine Show. Mason’s been the subject of much buzz for years in folkie circles and in episode #11 you can hear his single “Gettin’ Gone,” which he says is connected to the vibe of Jack Kerouac. Also very new is “How It Ends” from the album Narrow Line by the Halifax, Nova Scotia duo of Lisa Maria and Amy Lou Keeler. We’re way into their haunting and personal spin on old-time. From the classic past you’ll hear John Hartford and Reno & Smiley. And we kick it all off with Theo and Brenna bluegrass-ifying a girl group classic from the 60s.

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes - Happy Hollow
Theo and Brenna - Be My Baby
Killer Grits - Big Scioty
Evan Kinney and His Dixieland Squirrel Skinners - Down in Atlanta Georgia
Mama's Broke - How It Ends
The Grascals - Once More
Reno and Smiley - Wreck of the Old 97
The Price Sisters - If I'm Going to be Lonely
Steve Earle and Del McCoury - Dustbowl Blues
Casey Campbell, David Grisman - Cedar Hill
Kathy Kallick w Molly Tuttle - Put My Little Shoes Away
Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears - Through The Window
Shawn Camp - Ain’t No Way of Knowing
Ben Winship - Kennedy Rag
Mason Via – Gettin’ Gone
Lily Henley - Avre Tu Puerta Serrada
All Day Breakfast Stringband - Roaring River
John Hartford - Steamboat Whistle Blues
Joseph DeCosimo - Sequatchie Valley

Craig Havighurst is WMOT's music news producer and host of The String, a show featuring conversations on culture, media and American music. New episodes of The String air on WMOT 89.5 in Middle Tennessee on Mondays at 8 pm, repeating Sundays at 7 am. Twitter and Instagram: @chavighurst.