Bruce Molsky, premier American old-time fiddler

By |2020-08-12T14:12:14-05:00January 11th, 2017|Musicians, old-time music|

This article is about Bruce Molsky as perhaps the premier traditional American old-time fiddler. Like other recent articles on the Tresbear Music blog, this post sprang from our detailed examination of old-time music as one of the music genres serving as inspiration for Tony Huber & Friends and other bands on the Tresbear Music label in Dickson, Tennessee. Bruce Molsky [...]

Americana music: Genres of influence

By |2020-08-12T14:18:08-05:00October 7th, 2016|Music genres|

With The Americana Music Festival (aka Americanafest) happening last week in nearby Nashville, this would be a great time to look at what Americana music is. The first definition we will use is from the article by Harry Lipson in the online music journal, No Depression: the Journal of Roots Music, "How do you define Americana music?" Americana music is [...]

Old-time music: Genres of influence

By |2020-08-12T14:21:56-05:00September 29th, 2016|Music genres, old-time music|

This post about old-time music is our third article in a series highlighting music genres of influence with regard to Tresbear Music, Tony Huber & Friends, and other partners, friends, and associates of the Tresbear Music label of Dickson, Tennessee. The first two articles focused on Gypsy music and Celtic music. What is old-time music? Old-time music, sometimes referred to [...]

Celtic music: Genres of influence

By |2020-08-16T13:33:19-05:00May 5th, 2015|Music genres|

The Celts were people in the Iron Age[1] and Medieval Europe[2] who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities. The history of pre-Celtic Europe remains very uncertain, and the exact relationship between cultural, linguistic, and ethnic factors among the Celts remains controversial. Who were the Celts? The exact geographic spread of the ancient Celts is also disputed. According to one [...]

Gypsy music: Genres of influence

By |2020-08-16T13:32:52-05:00April 23rd, 2015|Music genres|

In the last post -- Music genres influencing Tresbear Music - we listed a few music genres that have influenced Tony Huber & Friends as well as Tresbear Music in general. We thought it would be both educational and interesting to take a closer look at some of these genres of music - their origins, their evolution from then to [...]

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