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Compton & Newberry with Sausage Grinder

in Los Angeles on March 12th at 8:00–SOLD OUT!

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The Old-Time Tiki Parlour presents Compton & Newberry with Los Angeles’ premier old-time jug band Sausage Grinder.

Live in Los Angeles on Friday, March 12th at 8:00PM

The event will be held at Timewarp Records
12204 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90066

Tickets are only $20 for this rare and exciting concert. 
You can order tickets safely and directly HERE
or you can send me a check. Contact David Bragger if you have questions.

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

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WORKSHOPS!

Joe Newberry will be teaching a BANJO workshop
on Friday, March 11th at 7:00 at The Old-Time Tiki Parlour.

Mike Compton will be teaching a MANDOLIN workshop
on Saturday, March 12th at 5:00 before the concert at Timewarp Records.

Workshop seats are very limited, so contact David Bragger ASAP to reserve your seat.

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Mike Compton and Joe Newberry mine one of the more neglected segments of country music history, that period during the ’30s and ’40s when brother duet music was transforming into bluegrass. Both masters of the bedrock instruments of old time music, they collaborate with a vision that is both modern and ageless. These two traditional music veterans love to play together… and it shows!

Mandolin Magazine calls Mike Compton a player with “a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin…one of the most recognizable and respected mandolin voices anywhere”. He’s a Grammy and IBMA Award –winning recording artist; soloist, duo and band performer; and as passionate a teacher, preservationist, and advocate for the mandolin as you’re ever likely to find. Mike is in demand today at every level: solo tours, treasured performances with the Nashville Bluegrass Band, high-energy performances with Helen Highwater Stringband, appearances with duet partners, instructional settings, to studio recordings with bluegrass legends such as Ralph Stanley and country stars like Faith Hill. In the end, there’s no better way to say it than in the words of Mandolin Magazine–Mike Compton, is, simply put, “a certified mandolin icon.”

Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Known around the world for his powerful banjo work, he is a prizewinning guitarist and singer as well. Joe’s songwriting is characterized by the same clean, elegant style as his banjo playing. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They Called It Music.” Heard often on A Prairie Home Companion, Joe is a founder of the string band Big Medicine, and along with Mike, performs with Bruce Molsky and Rafe Stefanini as The Jumpsteady Boys, and with Old-Time Music legends Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, and Jim Watson. Still going strong after more than 30 years as an anchor in the traditional music scene, Joe writes songs that consistently show up on the Bluegrass charts, does solo and studio work, and plays and teaches at festivals and workshops in North America and abroad.

 

Sausage Grinder, Los Angeles’ all-natural hillbilly and country blues 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.

Sausage Grinder was formed in 2008 out of a desire to play this classic music “right” without being slavish imitators or academic lecturers. As old-time and blues fiddler Adam Tanner puts it, Sausage Grinder’s “reverence to the old 78s hasn’t restrained them from exploring even grimier nooks and crannies … unrestrained and impolite the Grinder’s performances are visceral and joyous — a blast from the past with a nod to the immediacy of the future!” Or as LA Weekly says succinctly, the band’s performance feels “reminiscent of an old Mickey Mouse cartoon.”

The Revelers– A Swamp Pop Grammy Concert In LA–SOLD OUT!

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The Old-Time Tiki Parlour presents the Grammy-nominated
Swamp-Pop Louisiana Super Group The Revelers !!

Live in Los Angeles on Friday February 12th at 8:00PM

The Revelers Trio-Old Time Tiki ParlourThe Revelers are in town for the 2016 Grammy Awards so Tiki Parlour Recordings jumped at the chance to host them for a very special show to celebrate their nomination for Best Regional Roots Album!

The event will be held at Timewarp Records
12204 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90066

Cheers,
David

David Bragger CD Release Party & Concert–SOLD OUT!

Come join us on Saturday, December 5th for David Bragger’s CD release party at Timewarp Records in Los Angeles!

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We’ll kick off the party at 6:00 with old-time music jamming, surrounded by vinyl records and lovers of old-time music! So bring your instruments and your ears!

At 8:00 the concert begins! We’re so pleased to announce that Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains will be flying out to perform for this special event!!

There will also be guest appearances from the Cajun Creole Joe Fontenot Trio and members of Sausage Grinder (Christopher Berry, Susan Platz and, of course, David Bragger!) Not to mention, a few others!

Reserve your spot through David Bragger directly OR through Brown Paper Tickets HERE.

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Eric & Suzy Thompson DVD Release Party–SOLD OUT!

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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

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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.

Paul Brown at the Tiki Parlour–SOLD OUT!

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Old-time master Paul Brown is coming to the Tiki Parlour for a fiddle workshop and to play on Saturday, October 3rd! This is his first appearance at the Tiki Parlour. 

 

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A musician since childhood, Paul Brown spent years collecting and documenting traditional music in southwestern Virginia and northwest North Carolina, particularly the stunningly rich traditions around Mount Airy in the region known as Round Peak. As a performer, a record producer, and a radio host—formerly of Mount Airy’s famous hometown station, WPAQ, as well as a national audience as a newscaster and reporter for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition—Paul Brown has introduced millions to the special world of Round Peak music, and helped to ensure its preservation and vitality for future generations.

Paul started picking banjo on a new Sears Silvertone when he was ten. He developed his own two- and three-finger styles, and also learned the clawhammer style. His interest, and his discovery of the Clawhammer Banjoalbums, inspired him to make frequent trips to visit as many of the older players as he could. He has visited and played music with a number of the older artists in the Southern Appalachian region.

Paul spent years learning music directly from some of the last fiddle, banjo, and guitar players to emerge before the age of radio and recordings, including Tommy Jarrell, Gilmer Woodruff, Fields Ward, Robert Sykes, Luther Davis, Verlen Clifton, and Paul Sutphin. Paul studied banjo intensively with Tommy Jarrell, and he learned much from the playing of Wade Ward. He spent considerable time with Wade’s nephew, Fields, a fine guitarist, banjo player and singer. He also played in the Smokey Valley Boys with Benton Flippen, Verlen Clifton, and Paul Sutphin. When Paul Sutphin died, Paul Brown wrote about how Sutphin influenced the musicians: “More than anything else, he would infuse the performance with focused energy, intensity and happiness that drove the rest of us to play harder and better than we thought we could.”

Paul has recorded with many of his friends including Bruce Molsky, Mike Seeger, and Tara Nevins. His most recent recordings are Way Down In North Carolina with Mike Seeger, Benton Flippen: Old Time, New Times, and Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday: The Breaking Up Christmas Story. His most recent recording, Red Clay County, features Paul’s banjo playing, fiddling, and singing, and it has received a rave review from The Old-Time Heraldmagazine.