On Sunday, October 18th, Tiki Parlour Recordings is hosting an old-time mini-fest at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour in Los Angeles! We’re celebrating our release of the Eric & Suzy Thompson DVD with a fiddle workshop by West Virginia’s fiddler extraordinaire/archivist Scott Prouty and a presentation by North Carolina’s flatfoot dancer/old-time musician Phil Jamison & Friends. We’ll be having a potluck and jam party between the fiddle workshop and afternoon house concert. If you’re interested in stopping by, let me know ASAP!
Fiddle Workshop with Scott Prouty–11:00AM
Potluck and Old-time Jam–1:00PM
Phil Jamison & Friends–3:30PM
Old-Time Musician Scott Prouty has an extensive and eclectic repertoire rooted in the old mountain style of fiddle playing, which includes dance music as well as beautiful solo fiddle tunes. His music has been shaped by time spent with older traditional players, contemporary musicians, as well as by rare field recordings. He has won fiddle contests around West Virginia, taught at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV and at the Berkeley Old-time Music Convention. He also has worked as a librarian and archivist to document and preserve traditional music.
Phil Jamison is nationally-known as a dance caller, old-time musician, and flatfoot dancer. He has called dances, performed, and taught at music festivals and dance events throughout the U.S. and overseas since the early 1970s, including more than thirty years as a member of the Green Grass Cloggers. His flatfoot dancing was featured in the film, Songcatcher, for which he also served as Traditional Dance consultant. From 1982 through 2004, he toured and played guitar with Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, and he also plays fiddle and banjo. Over the last thirty years, Phil has done extensive research in the area of Appalachian dance, and his recently-published book Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance (University of Illinois Press, 2015) tells the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. Phil teaches mathematics as well as Appalachian music and dance at Warren Wilson College, in Asheville, North Carolina, where he also coordinates the Old-Time Music and Dance Week at the Swannanoa Gathering.