Must Subscribe Magazines for the Old Time Music Lover
The Old-Time Herald
A magazine dedicated to Old-Time music. A "must" for Old-Time music lovers.
Banjo NewsLetter
The 5-String Banjo Magazine. Tabs, interviews, columns by top players, builders and teachers. This magazine should be in every banjo-players library.
Recommended Software
TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. Also available is a free viewer for viewing tabs in tef format.
Southern Arizona Links

The Folk Shop
"Musical Treasures" Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Fiddles, Ethnic Instruments and Other Weird Stuff. 2525 N Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85719 (520) 881-7147
Tucson Friends of Traditional Music
Tucson Friends of Traditional Music (TFTM) is dedicated to keeping the traditions of community music and dance alive and growing in Tucson. TFTM sponsors and promotes concerts, dances, workshops, and informal music sessions. Through these activities and a newsletter publication, TFTM builds awareness, educates, and fosters diversity in music and dance in the Tucson community.
Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association
The Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization whose objective is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the art of old time fiddling, to encourage all people, young and old, to develop their musical talents and afford them opportunities to perform in public, to hold jam sessions and other musical events, for the members own enjoyment and to educate the public on the values of old time fiddling. And to brighten and improve the lives of "shut-ins" and other needy people, by furnishing musical entertainment and performing other charitable, civic and community services.
Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association
We are an organization of like-minded people with the common goal of helping to promote the enjoyment of folk music in Southern Arizona, whether that be listening to, or playing. The festival is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona ArtShare and the Tucson-Pima Arts Council. The highlight of our year is the Annual Tucson Folk Festival, held in downtown Tucson, the first weekend in May.
Desert Bluegrass Association
The Desert Bluegrass Association (DBA) was formed in Tucson, Arizona in March, 1995 to promote, preserve and perpetuate traditional Bluegrass music in Greater Tucson and Southern Arizona. The DBA is an all volunteer non-profit organization consisting of not only local members but numerous visitors (snowbirds) from throughout the United States and Canada.
The Arthritis Brothers
A Southern Arizona Old-Time band. Great folks, great music. They not only perform, but hold one of the few monthly Old-Time jams available in the greater Tucson/Southern Arizona area. CD's of their stuff are available on their site.


Other On-Line Resources

"The goal of ezFolk is to help people learn to play folk music on a variety of instruments (ukulele, banjo, guitar, and harmonica). These are all arrangements that I've done over the years, ..."
Banjo Hangout
The Banjo Hangout is the world's most comprehensive banjo resource. Since it began over 8 years ago, the site has grown to include over 2,200 banjo tabs, 350 lessons, 2,200 reviews, 5,200 links, 35,000 discussion topics, and 32,000 registered players. Spend some time hangin' out... you won't be disappointed!
Fiddle Hangout
The mission of the Fiddle Hangout is to become the world's most comprehensive fiddle resource. We're doing it by bringing the world's fiddle players together with powerful community-building tools created for musicians, by musicians.
Flatpicker Hangout
The mission of the Flatpicker Hangout is to become the world's most comprehensive flatpicked guitar resource. We're doing it by bringing the world's flatpickers together with powerful community-building tools created for musicians, by musicians. 
Dan Levenson's Website
Voted one of the top 10 clawhammer players by Banjo Newsletter readers! Bluegrass Unlimited calls his playing "melodic, meticulous and uncluttered." Banjo Newsletter's R.D. Lunceford describes Dan "as an interpreter, rather than a music re creator". Fiddler Magazine's Bob Buckingham describes him as "an accomplished fiddler and of the best clawhammer banjo players in the country."
Mike Iverson's Website
Mike Iverson's Bluesage Band site contains information about his band, also instruction on playing clawhammer banjo. Tabs and mp3's of his music are also available. Mike updates his site monthly, adding new tabs. Check it out.
Frank Ford's
Frank Ford's website for all stringed instruments This is THE site for all fretted-instrument players, makers and tinkerers. Don't forget to read the "Owners Manual" for your instrument!


Vendors of Instruments, Accessories, Books, CD's and More

Elderly Music
Full of vintage and used, as well as new instruments, this is a site worth browsing through just to make you pant with desire! CD's, DVD's, strings, parts, accessories, they're all here.
Mel Bay Music Publications
Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has been a driving force in music education and instruction since 1947. We offer methods, solos, study material, sheet music, and music books for guitar and other instruments such as banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, fiddle and many more. We also offer CDs, concert and instructional DVDs of all styles and instruments. Mel Bay offers an extensive catalog covering most musical styles-from classical to jazz to celtic to bluegrass to blues.