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Double Fiddle Old-Time CD Project-David Bragger & Susan Platz

David Bragger & Susan Platz are recording the 1st double fiddle CD in old-time music! Drawing from many inspirations such as Dan Gellert & Brad Leftwich, Rafe & Clelia Stefanini, Spencer & Rains, Joel Savoy & Linzay Young and Dennis McGee & Sady Courville, the Bragger & Platz duo decided to make this album. They bring the rich rhythms and harmonies, often found in Cajun fiddling, to some rare and classic tunes from the old-time fiddle canon. They are asking for help from the old-time music community to make it happen.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign and DONATEThere are some great rewards too, including the entire Tiki Parlour catalog!

46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention

We’re very happy to announce the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival. This will be the 2nd year with fiddle/banjo instructor David Bragger as the artistic director. On October 8th, old-time musicians from all over the country will be converging at this newly re-imagined (and restored) old-time festival. Kirk Sutphin (NC), Travis Stuart (NC), Kevin Fore (NC), Tom Sauber (CA), Tricia Spencer (KS), Howard Rains (TX), Clarke Buehling (AR), Echo Mountain (CA) and the Hi-O Revelers (WA) will be performing and teaching along with other great old-time musicians.

There will be jamming all over the grounds as well as organized jams with great hosts.

Serving as the backbone of the festival, the CONTEST will feature many instrument categories (fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, band, singing, etc.) and cash prizes too!

Last year we introduced the Instrument Petting Zoo. It’s intention was to expose children to the wonders of traditional music by allowing them to touch, play and investigate a variety of instruments. It turns out that the adults had as much fun as the kids! It was one of the big hits of the festival last year. This year it will be even bigger.

This year’s raffle will feature two banjos, two guitars and original artwork by Texas fiddler/artist Howard Rains!

You can pre-purchase festival tickets HERE.

Contest pre-registration is now available HERE!

 

Foghorn Stringband — Grigsby’s Hornpipe

On January 19th 2017, Foghorn Stringband recorded several pieces for a secret project that David Bragger and the Tiki Parlour are producing.

In celebration of Foghorn’s return to Los Angeles for another Tiki Parlour-hosted concert (September 18th, 2017), we decided to release one of the videos.

It’s Eck Robertson’s “Grigsby’s Hornpipe.”

It’s just too dang good. Cheers!

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Double Fiddle Old-Time CD Project-David Bragger & Susan Platz

 

46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention

 

Spencer & Rains’ Art & CD Book “The Skeleton Keys”

 

The Stuart Brothers CD & DVD Set is HERE

Photography from the UCLA Old-Time String Band’s Spring Concert

Photography–Week of the 12th LA Old-Time Social

Photos from Spencer & Rains Concert and UCLA Master Class

The Tiki Parlour Welcomes Howard Rains as Graphic Artist/Painter

Photography from the Foghorn Stringband Concert

Stuart Brothers Teaser Video

Photography from Workshops in the UK and Ireland

Tiki Parlour Shirts!

Joe Fontenot CD Release Party Photographs

Photography from The 45th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention

“Melvin Wine” Print by Artist Nick Bachman

Review of David Bragger’s “Big Fancy” in The Old-Time Herald

Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham” Art by Nick Bachman

No Depression Article on The Tiki Parlour!

Photography from The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes 2016

Spencer & Rains’ The Spotted Pony–DVD & CD Set

Official Trailer–Bruce Molsky’s “Can’t Stay Here This a-Way”

The 11th Ever LAOTS Photographs by David Bragger

Bruce Molsky Release Party at the Tiki Parlour

Bruce Molsky – Can’t Stay Here This a-Way–DVD & CD Set

Tiki Parlour Recordings–A Glimpse into the Parlour

Joe Fontenot Trio plays “Parking Lot Stomp” at the Tiki Parlour!

Joe Fontenot Debut CD–AVAILABLE NOW!

Cripple Creek–Fiddle Lesson with bowing by David Bragger

Tiki Parlour’s David Bragger Interviewed on “Across the Blue Ridge” with Paul Brown

Old Christmas Morning- Free Fiddle Lesson!

Old-Time Music Wallpaper from the Tiki Parlour

No Depression Review for “Big Fancy”

David Bragger’s debut CD–Big Fancy

Old-Time Music Holiday Gift Guide–2015

David Bragger Fiddle Workshop at the Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention

Eric & Suzy Thompson DVD

Tiki Parlour 78rpm Listening Party #2

Folkworks Article: TWO CAJUNS AND AN OLD-TIME STRINGBAND WALK INTO A BAR

Tiki Parlour 78rpm Record Listening Party

Bruce Molsky – Can’t Stay Here This a-Way–DVD & CD Set

B & W Photographs from The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes 2015!

Tiki Parlour’s David Bragger teaching at Fiddle Tunes in WA!!

Sausage Grinder on Sing Out! Magazine’s Top List of Jug Bands

Rafe & Clelia Stefanini DVD Release Party Highlights-May 23rd

Spencer & Rains w/John Schwab at the Tiki Parlour!!

DAN GELLERT TEASER #2–BANJO

Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour–SOLD OUT!!

Old-Time Music Holiday Gift Ideas!

Dan Gellert “Epic Set” Teaser

Joe Newberry and Val Mindel Duet Workshop

Rafe and Clelia Stefanini DVD now available!

 

The Stuart Brothers CD & DVD Set

The most anticipated release in the history of Tiki Parlour Recordings…

The Stuart Brothers CD & DVD Set

AVAILABLE HERE

 

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Trevor and Travis. I was 18, freshly arrived in North Carolina to attend college outside of Asheville. I was obsessed with old-time music, had been listening to it my entire life, but I’d never heard anything like the Stuart brothers. I was bowled over. Graceful and groovy, delicate yet driving, fresh as well as timeless — music that could make you dance or stop you in your tracks. Or both.

The sound of Trevor and Travis Stuart playing together will always be one of my favorite sounds. This document of the two of them is gorgeous and intimate. I’m so glad it exists.  –Rayna Gellert

North Carolina’s Trevor and Travis Stuart represent the pinnacle of traditional North Carolina old-time fiddle/banjo duet playing. Here they are playing 23 majestic pieces under the microphones and camera lens of David Bragger at the Tiki Parlour in May of 2015. Tragically, Trevor passed away the following March causing shockwaves in the old-time community that will be forever felt.

This marks the final release of their duet playing without any accompaniment or audience. The brothers sat down and played classics from their repertoire while being carefully filmed in the intimacy of this magical space. Beautiful close-ups of hands and instruments decorate the experience of taking in their exquisite natural music. These are truly some of the finest fiddle/banjo duets ever recorded.