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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. www.HowardRains.com

Tiki Parlour Holiday Gift Guide–2016

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We’ve included many new releases from the world of old-time music, some must-have classics AND items from the Tiki Parlour catalog that we have heard, read and love! It’s a wonderful thing to support traditional artists! 

Happy Holidays from the folks at the Tiki Parlour.

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Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-A-Long

(A holiday favorite at the Tiki Parlour)

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Yvette Landry: Oh, What a Silent Night

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Bruce Molsky’s “Can’t Stay Here This-a Way” (CD & DVD Set)

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Courtney Granger CD

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Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams

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Spencer & Rains “Spotted Pony” Cd & DVD Set

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Blind Alfred Reed

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Art and Leatherwork by Angelina Elise

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David Bragger Debut CD–Big Fancy

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Dear Old Illinois Book by Garry Harrison

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Hog-Eyed Man 3 CD

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Eric & Suzy Thompson DVD

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The Immigrant Band

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Beverly Smith & John Grimm “For the Sake of Days Gone By”

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The Horsenecks CD

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Reed Island Rounders

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Erynn Marshall “Greasy Creek”

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Squirrel Butter CD

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Evie Ladin Band CD

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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

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Foghorn Stringband–Devil in the Seat

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Old-Time Herald Subscription

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Bob Carlin Banjo Book

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Field Recorders’ Collective Gift Card

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The Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930 – Knox County Stomp

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Ale Raisers CD

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Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician

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Ben Townsend and Dave Bing “Tri-State Duets”

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The Banjo: America’s African Instrument

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Dan Gellert DVD & CD Set

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Joe Fontenot’s debut CD L’Echo a Travers Le Clos (Echo Across the Field)

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Scott Prouty Puncheon Floor CD

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The Johnson City Sessions 1928-1929

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Legends of Old-Time Music

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RAFE & CLELIA STEFANINI DVD–17 FIDDLE & BANJO TUNES 

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Old-Time Backup Guitar: Learn from the Masters

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ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC: EDITED BY HARRY SMITH