"New" old-time string band music
But there are bands out there playing good, traditional string band music. Portland, Oregon's Foghorn String Band are an excellent example. These guys don't rely on silly stage shenanigans or digital tom-foolery, their tight instrumentals and honest vocals are all that's required to get an audience on their feet and dancing. In fact they host, with caller Bill Martin, a popular, free monthly square dance in Portland.
The interplay between the fiddle and mandolin on this live recording is just wonderful. Foghorn perform and recorded their first 2 CD's just as you see them pictured above, seated in a semi-circle, as if it was an informal jam session. I have not had the pleasure of seeing them perform, but it sure sounds like they are enjoying themselves, and it's contagious!
"Roll up the rug, you know Mama don't want you dancin' on it!"