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The Old Fashioned #41

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Peter Rowan was one of the legends who released great new albums in 2022.

For our final show of 2022, Amy and I look back and pick tracks from what we thought were the best and most impactful traditional albums of the year. It was a year that reminded us that for every icon and veteran like Peter Rowan and Del McCoury, there are quite a few youngsters making a bright future for bluegrass and old-time. Molly Tuttle’s album Crooked Tree took her career to new places and inspired a road-burning year of touring and TV appearances. Billy Strings showed a new side of his musicality by making a traditional album of old favorites picked and sung with his dad, just like they did as he was growing up. Nora Brown and the duo of Allison DeGroot and Tatiana Hargreaves delivered remarkable and very different banjo driven old-time albums. Enjoy this tour of 2022 to get ready for the flood of new music in the year to come.

Andy Leftwich - Kimper County
Molly Tuttle - Crooked Tree
Pharis and Jason Romero - Sour Queen
Nora Brown - Little Satchel
Slocan Ramblers - Bring Me Down Low
Peter Rowan - Light At The End Of the World
Allison DeGroot and Tatiana Hargreaves - Nancy Blevins
Billy Strings - Wandering Boy
Jake Xerxes Fussell - Breast of Glass
Appalachian Road Show - La La Blues
Mama's Broke - Just Pick One
Chatham Rabbits - Abigail
Tray Wellington - Crooked Mind
The High and Wides - Going Down The Road
Jason Carter - Queen of the Nashville Night
Willi Carlisle - Your Heart's A Big Tent
Po’ Ramblin’ Boys - Blues Are Close At Hand

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. Email: craig@wmot.org