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 have also taught
at many festivals and music camps, including 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.
More information about Born Old can be found
and can be heard recorded live in concert at: