3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
My love of music and the journey it has taken me on began early in life. This musical project reflects some of my experiences and opinions formed on that journey. The themes of these songs are built around experiences in love and living and my thoughts regarding both. Three of these songs deal with the serious side of love, one is gospel, one is a tragedy, and two are just fun to sing. All are based on true accounts.
I consider my abilities as a singer/songwriter, at best, marginal at times. For me, songwriting is more of a labor than it would be for a more talented person, so for you to hear this project there had to be some strong influence/motivation. This came from two areas...family (including extended family) and some very musically gifted friends. Both gave of themselves to see this project to completion and have my lasting gratitude. We all hope you are entertained by this music.
Born Old is Paul Gartner (banjo, guitar & vocals) and Doug Van Gundy (fiddle, guitar,
mandolin & vocals). Recently guests on National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage
program, they perform regularly throughout West Virginia and surrounding states, and
have been featured at both the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) and Vandalia
Gathering annually for over a decade. They also teach regularly at the Augusta
Heritage and Allegheny Echoes workshops.
The duo plays traditional old-time music from West Virginia, as well as early country
classics from the great artists of the 78 rpm era, including The Carter Family, Charlie
Poole, Uncle Dave Macon, and others.
Gartner and Van Gundy have been making music together for 15 years, giving
performances that are traditional and informative without sacrificing a very high energy,
raucous, fun factor.
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More information about Born Old can be found at: www.facebook.com/bornoldband
and can be heard recorded live in concert at: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/10/131961511/