Aaron Jonah Lewis is a champion fiddler who has been elbow-deep in traditional American fiddle and banjo music since his first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Lewis has taken blue ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, and at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the country. He is also noted for his mastery of multiple banjo styles. He spends most of his time touring as a solo performer and with the Corn Potato String Band, Lovestruck Balladeers, and other projects. …Read more
Here’s a really fun video from this past summer when Susan Platz and I performed at Pickathon. We’re playing the Métis tune “Empty Canoe” that we learned from Jamie Fox earlier this year when she visited the Tiki Parlour. Joining us are old-time superheroes Maggie and Patrick Lind. So much dang fun and one of the coolest tunes in our repertoire!!! Thank you Jamie!
Ethnomusicologist Dr. Robert Garfias has given the Old-Time Tiki Parlour special permission to share his remarkable un-edited footage of several Old-Time, Cajun and Blues artists. The films were shot on 16mm. We will be adding new videos weekly. Cheers!
Enjoy photographs from the 48th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival.
Finally a book of fiddle transcriptions, for curious violinists (and fiddlers addicted to sheet music), that can be learned solo or with a musical buddy. And, yes, all of the bowing is properly transcribed!!!
This 76-page book of sheet music includes detailed transcriptions, playing notes, bowing instruction, original artwork and photographs. All of the fiddle solos and duets from David Bragger & Susan Platz’s critically-acclaimed CD have been carefully transcribed by Jeff Hollingsworth. …Read more
Photographs from a recent tour in Europe
Here’s a video that showcases a remarkable musician and a powerful strand of old-time music that many Americans know little about. Master Métis fiddler Jamie Fox spent a week at the Parlour filming, teaching and performing. This also marks the beginning of a new project for Tiki Parlour Recordings that will come together over the course of the next year. Enjoy the video and pictures!