Born Old On Mountain Stage West Virginia is home to some of the world's best string bands--something this duo has used to its advantage. The two have dedicated their lives to carrying on the traditional music of Appalachia and perform it with pride on Mountain Stage.
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Born Old On Mountain Stage

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Born Old On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "Ain’t Gonna Rain No More"
  • "Forked Deer"
  • "Waves on the Sea"
  • "Fly Around My Blue-eyed Miss"
  • "Shakin’ Down the Acorns"

Born Old is an old-time group comprised of Doug Van Gundy on fiddle and guitar and Paul Gartner on banjo and guitar. They have dedicated their careers to learning, sharing and sustaining the traditional music of Appalachia, getting close to the source whenever possible. Their repertoire is derived from West Virginia masters like The Bing Brothers, Melvin Wine and The Hammond Brothers, as well as more widely-known groups like The Carter Family, whose "Waves on the Sea" appears in Born Old's Mountain Stage set.

West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W. Va., where Van Gundy is a professor, hosted this Mountain Stage performance. The two frequent the many string-band and old-time festivals throughout the state, where many of these songs and traditions are carried on.

This performance originally aired on December 10, 2010.

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