During the folk revival of the late 1950's and '60's, city boys Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tracy Schwarz, as the New Lost City Ramblers, introduced a new generation to old-time string band music. They learned the songs from long out-of-print 78 rpm records and presented them in traditional style to new audiences at festivals, clubs, and college campuses. They sparked a resurgence of interest in this long forgotten American musical style.
The New Lost City Ramblers have not only introduced traditional performers to new audiences but have greatly influenced many of today's performers, such as the Highwoods String Band and the Horseflies.
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