A lot of the tunes we play in old time music are in fact really, really old – but not all of them. There have been many great tunes written over the past 50 years which have become standards for old time players. I met a fellow at the Rockbridge Festival who called these newer tunes “Hippie Old Time”.
Here’s one of them, which came up in a couple jams at Rockbridge. It’s called Nixon’s Farewell and it was written by a fellow names Curt Bouterse. I really like this one and I’ve been playing it quite a bit since I got home from the festival.