Friday, January 2, 2015


Two hundred fifty three and nine one-hundredths of these will be donated to Cure Alzheimer's Fund in the name of the New Year Carol.  Thanks to everyone who donated through the song!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year Carol has earned over $250 that will be donated to Cure Alzheimer's Fund... Help double it by New Year's Day!

For better or worse, you're pretty much done listening to Christmas Carols until shortly after Thanksgiving 2015.  But there are still good reasons to listen to the New Year Carol, namely that there is still a week until we ring in the new year, and if you purchase the New Year Carol, every bit of the profit will be donated to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.  Of course, you could always just donate to the CAF directly, but we hope that it's more pleasant and delightful to obtain our New Year Carol as a reward for your generosity.

Thanks to everyone who has purchased the song and helped us raise over $250 so far.  Please continue to spread the word so we can continue to increase the amount we will donate when this fundraiser concludes on New Year's Day 2015!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ned Oldham spins Christmas and new tunes on WTJU 3pm Tuesday 23 December 2014

I'll join DJ Dave Moore on Charlottesville's 91.1 FM WTJU's Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rockshow (2-4pm) at around 3pm to chat and spin two or more of studio versions of "New Year Carol", a 2000 classic version of the Anomoanon featuring Will Oldham performing "Jingle Bells," "The Blacksmith" from the forthcoming Shirley Collins Inspired album on Fire Records, and from the most recent Ned Oldham 7", "God Will Let Me Know."  Seasonal Sounds!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A New Year is Coming -- New Year Carol -- Song Benefits Alzheimer's Research

A traditional lyric with original music composed and performed by Ned Oldham.  All proceeds for this song received before January 1, 2015 will be donated to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Please hurry!

Donate and get the song here

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tonight: Saturday 25 October Tea Bazaar 9pm set

My friend the amazing musician Will Bollinger will join me on several songs.
For us this is the actual Halloween/Samhain day and if you study the runes and the alignment of the standing stones you will find that all rays of moonshine converge at the Teahouse in Charlottesville this night and to this and the candyman our set will be dedicated.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Teaching via Lessonface

Old friend Dave Heumann called the other day to see if I would be up for being part of a proposed Jerry Garcia tribute show at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore this winter.  "Hell yes," I said.  He gave me some potential dates and the band lineup, which I won't jinx by elaborating upon now; more on this exciting possibility when I learn it.  Our conversation was cut short when a guitar student arrived at his apartment.  "Are you teaching much," I asked.  "Yeeeeah," he said.  "Hoping to do more as this Lessonface thing gets rolling."  "Lessonface?"  "This online lesson thing that Ashford"--Tucker, a mutual friend,--"and his wife Claire started recently."  I googled it as we wrapped up.  "Yeeeeah, it seems pretty cool," he said, "Walker [Teret] is trying it too.  Weeeeel, I better go teach."  "Wait," I said, "Gimme your mailing address.  I need to send you some copies of this new No Quarter single that you sing on."  "Please!"  He gave me his address.  I sent him some copies of the record.  Then I contacted Ashford and checked out Lessonface, and signed up as a teacher.

I like teaching, have taught guitar, improvisational rock band, creative and expository writing, English literature and Latin.  While teaching, for me, is too draining to do full time, as I've learned first hand, I'm definitely interested in seeing what sort of students, if any, get in touch with me via Lessonface.  Let it be you!