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Fiddle & Banjo Workshop with Henry Barnes & Aaron Jonah Lewis

Join us for a special Fiddle & Banjo Workshop at the Tiki Parlour by two of today’s old-time masters. Only 6 spots available! 

Henry Barnes and Aaron Jonah Lewis will be teaching a workshop focusing on the fiddle and banjo as a duet AND in the context of a band. Topics will include rhythm, swing, and their relationship to melody when playing as a group. They will also teach an intermediate/advanced tune with variations. Don’t forget recording devices!
Henry Barnes is an Ohio native who has been playing the fiddle for 22 years. He has recorded with legendary old-time musician Dan Gellert. After starting with the Suzuki method, he was pushed by his father towards country music but he was captured by a love for Old-Time music after meeting West Virginia fiddler Bobby Taylor. Since then Henry has won contests in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. He recently won the Ed Haley Memorial Contest and the Elmer Rich Memorial Contest, placed 2nd in the Traditional Division at the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship, and placed in the top 5 at the Clifftop and Galax contests. Henry teaches lessons and workshops in central Ohio that are focused around personal connections and regional styles in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland.

Lewis has taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Detroit.

St. Paddy’s Day Old-Time Concert/Square Dance/Jam Party


The Old Time Tiki Parlour and 3rd Saturday Square Dance team up for a
St. Paddys Day “Old-Timey” Leprechaun-Palooza
with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain.

On Saturday March 17th, there will be Fiddles, Banjos, Singing, Guitars, Mandolins, Square Dancin’ and a Bar!

7:30pm: Concert with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

8:30pm-11pm: Jamming–Bring your fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars and join the old-time jam!

9pm – 11pm: Square Dance and Jamming! Tunes played by a mashup of Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain. Calling by Evie Ladin & LAs awesome Rookie Callers Club!

5:30pm-7:00pm-Evie Ladin will also be teaching an Old-Time Harmony Singing Workshop before the concert! Seats are limited.


Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Oakland, California-based Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestras worth of rhythm.  Music City Roots, Nashville

Sausage Grinder, Los Angeles classic old-time and country blues string band, combines the traditional sounds of fiddle and banjo breakdowns with the low-down sound of country blues, topped off with a touch of ragtime and hillbilly jazz. The versatile acoustic ensemble features fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, jug, washboard, and a few odds and ends.

Echo Mountain is an old-time string band based out of Los Angeles.Together they play square dances and farmers markets in the LA area and have been featured performers at the Watkins Family Hour. The collective vision of Echo Mountain is to build a repertoire that reflects the whole spectrum of the old-time tradition, playing each fiddle tune and mountain ballad with new energy while remaining true to traditional style and form.

King’s Lament CD Release & Holiday Tiki Party

Come celebrate the release of David Bragger & Susan Platz’s CD: King’s Lament–Old-Time Fiddle Duets at the annual Tiki Parlour Holiday Party!

There will be tons of jamming, an epic potluck and our legendary “Brown Elephant” gift exchange!

It begins at 5:00 on Saturday, December 9th!



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!


Early Banjo Workshop with Clarke Buehling–SOLD OUT


Clawhammer/Minstrel/Classic Banjo master Clarke Buehling will be presenting a unique banjo workshop in the Early Banjo style!

“The hip new thing on the banjo starting in the 1880s was thumb and two-finger picking, called “Guitar Style’ at the time. I will teach patterns that were used on five-string banjo for accompanying country dances. You too can sound like Charlie Poole!” –Clarke Buehling

WHERE? Los Angeles hosted by The Old-Time Tiki Parlour

WHEN? October 9th at 6:30PM


This workshop has very limited seats. It will sell out.  For workshop registration and/or questions, contact: .