The O.C.M.C.C. was formed in 1966 to promote and
preserve oldtime style country, bluegrass, cowboy and
fiddle music and local artists. Its aim is to preserve
this type of music in its early forms, as they were
played up to 1960. We want to do this to defend this
music against electronic gimmickry and gadgetry
(with the exception of the steel guitar and to the
exclusion of drums!).
Communication is a basic part of our mission. People need to hear and to see this type of music so that they can make their own decisions about whether or not they like it. Then they can make informed listening, buying, and performing decisions. To forward this aim, Bob Fuller, Secretary of the Club, hosts Hillbilly nights at the Wheel Club every Monday night. Both seasoned and beginning performers are welcome to sing or play along with the gang for a couple of songs. As we get to know you, more opportunities may arise.
The O.C.M.C.C. has been collecting this type of music for about 40 years and has stockpiled about 110,000 records in vinyl and Bakelite. It's Canada's largest old time country music collection! Bob has run festivals, dances, picnics and concerts. In short, he promotes and shares this music in every way he can.
Bob Fuller, Secretary,
5140 Wellington St.
on the Oldtime Country Music Club Of Canada
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