our favorite old-time recordings released in 2018

When we listen to old-time music it’s typically the scratchy archival field recordings of our favorite source fiddlers. But 2018 was an amazing year for new releases of outstanding traditional Appalachian music, and here are some favorites that crossed our paths and caught our ears. What did we miss? Let us know your favorites!

Mike Bryant & Paul Brown

Rafe Stefanini & David Bragger

Steam Machine

Evie Ladin “Riding the Rooster”

Bruce Greene “Five Miles of Ellum Wood” (re-printing)

Mitch Depew and Nick Stillman “Mitch and Nick play old-time tunes”