Old Time Performed by an Old Timer

In 1923 Okeh Records, which helped popularize both “race records” and “hillbilly music,” introduced Appalachian banjo players and other “mountain musicians” who became popular with a string of so-called “old-time” hits. Old time music is still a dynamic and expanding genre, though we can all find great joy in older old-time musicians, like Enoch Rucherford, who we see in this video, playing banjo as if he’s been playing for a hundred years.