Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association
To perpetuate, preserve, present, and perform authentic old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music as performed prior to the introduction of electric and percussion instruments. To provide a place for the general public to come free of charge to listen, learn and participate in string only old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music.
Our position is that any song can be performed even if current in an old-time style with acoustic instruments. Most of the early country songs performed will be 1970s and prior. Songs performed associated with Western Swing are 1950s and prior. Songs performed bluegrass style can date back to the late 1700s. This genre will include hoedowns, jigs, waltzes, reels, hornpipes, polka, and rags associated with early American fiddle players. These fiddle tunes are the basic that Bill Monroe used to form Bluegrass music. Most of the gospel tunes are from the late 1800s and early 1900s and were sung in rural southern churches.