The Old Time Music Hour hosted by Bill Smedley

The Old Time Music Hour hosted by Bill Smedley

Welcome to Bill Smedley's Appalachian Old Time Music Hour on-the-air at WXPI Community Radio 88.5 FM every Monday through Saturday at 1pm, as well as weekly on fellow stations WSOV 101.7 FM in Millheim, PA, WQSV 106.3 FM in Staunton, VA, KNYO 107.7 FM in Fort Bragg, CA, The Hub Community Radio Station in Reading, England, UK at, and in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Visit the Archives link to stream the current show and peruse and listen to past shows. This program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Williamsport, PA, a former member of the Gnarled Knuckles String Band, who has played the 5-string clawhammer banjo and studied Old Time Music for over 42 years. He was mentored by some of the greatest masters of the Old Time banjo including Tommy Thompson, Mac Benford, Richie Stearns , Debby McClatchy and Riley Baugus. His knowledge of the history of this music along with his passion for collecting, recording and playing rare traditional as well as modern day progressive Old Time selections makes the Old Time Music Hour a very special and unique program.

On the Old Time Music Hour you will hear time-honored tunes and songs, new compositions, ballads and waltzes by famous and upcoming musicians with various styles of playing. Bill’s calming voice and exciting presentation of this music in conjunction with his knowledge of its historical background, his broad spectrum of eclectic field recordings and the variety of artist CD reviews gives a one-of-a-kind flavor to this program that likely is not heard anywhere else. We hope you enjoy this weekly program on WXPI!

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