Next Tuesday, on PBS FM 106.7 – Southern Style, Jan Dale will be featuring The New Lost City Ramblers through a their 3 disc boxed set recently issued by Smithsonian Folkways to celebrate the Ramblers 50th anniversary.
The New Lost City Ramblers was, in its day, a contemporary old-time string band from New York City. They took their inspiration from the old time or Appalachian, music that was the focus of the band’s research. The band came to prominence during the Folk era that started in the late 1950’s, and recorded nine albums in its first four years together. Some say that the New Lost City Ramblers brought old-time string band music to the folk revival before it could rightfully be called a revival.
You can also catch the program by streaming broadcast on www.psfm.org.au.