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


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!!


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 Tiki Parlour Welcomes Howard Rains as Graphic Artist/Painter


We are so proud to have Howard Rains on the team. It’s a strong belief of ours that all of our contributors are steeped in the traditions of old-time music or folk art. Howard covers both territories! He and his wife Tricia Spencer have also recently released the critically acclaimed DVD & CD Set “The Spotted Pony” through Tiki Parlour Recordings!

Howard Rains is an artist and fiddler from Texas now residing in Lawrence, Kansas whose artwork and graphic design have been brought in to the Tiki Parlour fold. As much known for his fiddling as his painting, the New York Times has called Howard “an authority on old Texas-style fiddling.” Having worked as a graphic designer for many years, Howard now travels, performs, teaches, and records with his wife and art and music collaborator, Tricia Spencer.

As an artist, Howard Rains, for the most part, paints portraits and still lifes in watercolor and he is known largely for his portraits of old time musicians. The drawings are always done from life while sitting across from master musicians–listening and learning from them. Howard’s goals in painting and music are very much in line with those of the Tiki Parlour, to document and preserve our rich, living community of traditional music.