Jim Rohrer

On “The Old-Time Depot”, Jim Rohrer continues to play scratchy old records and present music with “more soul than polish”.  He’ll take you into the world of traditional and string band music of the Southern Appalachians.  Old-time music goes back to nineteenth century dance and parlor music, the Scots-Irish migration and the African American music of the southern mountains. It was first recorded in the 1920’s on so called “hillbilly” records. It is the roots of both country and bluegrass music.

As with old-school bluegrass, the artists were largely self-taught or family-taught, and the music was undiluted by mass media and the internet.  Regional differences were still intact.  

In addition to hosting WOMR’s Bradford Street Bluegrass for ten years, as a musician Jim has toured and recorded professionally in bluegrass and despite that, still enjoys playing his mandolin, guitar and banjo.

 Enjoy The Old-Time Depot on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from 5 until 8 PM.  Close the windows so the neighbors can’t hear and don’t forget to turn Granny’s hearing aids off!