Old‑Time, Breakdown, American dance music from the period between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Performed by the Tater Diggers at the Montford Music & Arts Festival in Asheville NC May 2009.
The oldest and most joyous celebrations/festivals are those that mark
the end of the dead season and the rebirth of life around the time of
the spring equinox. These celebrations/festivals, often are centered
around a re-occurring theme (an archetype). This archetype is of the
dying, sojourning in the underworld and then being reborn with the
spring – gods/goddesses. And these joyous celebrations/festivals often
have a dark side.
These gods’/goddesses’ deaths/rebirths coincide with the deaths and
rebirths of life in general but specifically are focused on the
deaths/rebirths of vital agricultural foods such as barley, corn and
grapes.The gods/goddesses become the personification of the food
‘and as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention . . .’
Check this band out – made a huge splash at Winfield last year – GREAT music!