Who’d a thunk it? There is a tiny but thriving old-time music scene in Tinseltown! Amid the silicon valleys and power lunches of urban LA, fiddler Ben Guzman and his old-time trio Triple Chicken Foot are tapping into the real-deal pure-drop Appalachian traditional sound—and organizing some cool events as well. Earlier this year, “The Foot” released their second record titled Tar River, on the Old Time Is a Good Time label. It’s damn good. What it lacks in perfection, it more than makes up in pure piss and vinegar. Listen up people, this is old time music.
LISTEN: Black Jack Grove
LISTEN: The Parting Hand