Welcome to the site of
Dave Matsinko
Old-Time Traditional Folk Music..for all ages
With vocals, guitar, old-time banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer and a wealth of traditional folk songs,
Dave Matsinko brings the spirit of America's musical past into the present.
Upcoming Performances

Tuesday(s) February 11, March 11, April 8, 2014
Dimmick Memorial Library - Children's Story Hour (Music and special guests)
Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA  Time: 10:00 AM

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Eckley Miners' Village Charter Day (1:00-2:00 PM)
Playing and demonstrating mountain dulcimers and
old-time banjo music in the museum.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Dimmick Memorial Library- Story Hour (10:00 AM)
54 Broadway   Jim Thorpe  PA  18229
Lots of fun with Old-Time folk songs and special
guest storyteller Regina Drasher

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Private party

For a complete list of future performances, go to the schedule page.

What is Old-Time Music?
Old-time music is traditional music that developed in rural and often isolated areas of the Appalachian and other regions before
radio, record players, and other modern inventions. The two main strains of the music come from the banjo brought with many
of its common playing styles from Africa by Africans, and from the fiddle, which came from western Europe, particularly
Germany, Scotland and Ireland. The fiddle and banjo were played separately and together, particularly for dancing, in the
nineteenth century when music was used for house raisings, husking bees and community entertainment. It was played by
persons with ordinary jobs for their own entertainment. Songs and ballads, many imported from the British Isles and many
written on these shores, are also an important part of old-time music.