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Welcome to Vol. 3 of the Magic Lantern Music Show. These are half hour music shows featuring some of the best traditional musicians in the world. This episode features Kansas and Texas musicians TRICIA SPENCER & HOWARD RAINS along with their stringband THE SKELETON KEYS. You can purchase their CD & DVD Set “The Spotted Pony“ and a variety of other old-time recordings at

Filmed and recorded by David Bragger

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Tricia Spencer: Fiddle, Vocals

Howard Rains: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals

John Schwab: Guitar

Brendan Doyle: Banjo

Emily Mann: Bass

Nancy Hartness: Guitar

Charlie Hartness: Ukelele

Kirk Sutphin – Devil in the Strawstack (CD & DVD Set)

The Old-Time Tiki Parlour is proud to present the latest CD & DVD Set release from North Carolina fiddle and banjo legend Kirk Sutphin. “Devil in the Strawstack” features 27 tracks of classic North Carolina stringband music performed by Kirk Sutphin along with Travis Stuart and Tom Sauber. The set also sports a beautiful booklet with liner notes written by Kirk Sutphin and artwork by Texas musician/artist Howard Rains. The music was filmed, recorded and edited by David Bragger.

Available HERE.

(Shipping begins the week of August 10th, 2020)

Kirk Sutphin is a living legend in the world of old-time fiddle and banjo music. He is the “real thing,” having grown up in the tradition and having mastered the old sounds. Kirk grew up in Walkertown, North Carolina and at age eight decided to follow his grandfather’s footsteps as a fiddler. As a teenager Kirk studied regularly with Tommy Jarrell and is now recognized as the reincarnation of the Tommy Jarrell style. He is also a masterful banjo player in the style of Fred Cockerham and Charlie Poole. This recording and film focuses on Kirk’s exceptional instrumental music abilities and is 100% proof that real old-time music lives in the sounds of the elders as preserved and transmitted through players like Kirk Sutphin.

Kirk is joined by the amazing talents of old-time masters Travis Stuart and Tom Sauber on banjo and guitar. These recordings showcase some of the greatest old-time duets and stringband recordings ever put to record.

1. John Brown’s Dream
2. The Route
3. Joke on the Puppy
4. Chilly Winds
5. Back Step Cindy
6. Greasy String
7. Fanny Hill
8. Rockingham Cindy
9. Hell Among the Yearlings
10. Devil in the Strawstack
11. McLeod’s Reel
12. Cluck Old Hen
13. George Booker
14. Rochester Schottische
15. Goodnight Waltz
16. Roustabout
17. Richmond Cotillion
18. Ida Red
19. Girl of My Dreams
20. Black-eyed Susan
21. Britches
22. Old Bunch of Keys
23. Ebenezer
24. Roscoe
25. Susananna Gal
26. Fortune
27. Sunny Home in Dixie

ENGLE: Portrait of Asheville Old-Time Fiddler John Engle

Portrait of Asheville old-time fiddler John Engle, prodigious student of Tommy Jarrell’s fiddling style. Diagnosed with autism, John has developed a fascinating method for visualizing Jarrell’s techniques.

Filmmaker Johnny Duncan is an old-time musician from Oklahoma. He made this film while studying at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina while apprenticing under John Herrmann on banjo and John Engle on fiddle.

John Engle
Meredith McIntosh
John Herrmann

(Thanks to the Warren Wilson College Documentary Film Program)

Magic Lantern Music Show (Vol. 1) – Eric & Suzy Thompson AND Rafe & Clelia Stefanini

We’re excited to launch our NEW MUSIC SERIES for all of you stay-at-homers! These are half hour music shows featuring some of the best traditional musicians in the world. Our first episode features the musical genius of the Thompsons and the Stefaninis. Enjoy fiddle duets, Cajun, Old-time, Blues, breakdowns, rags and more. There’s even a banjo!
For these videos and more like this, you can purchase the Eric & Suzy Thompson DVD and the Rafe & Clelia Stefanini DVD at
These videos were recorded and filmed by old-time musician/documentarian David Bragger.
SUPPORT us and PURCHASE their DVDs and more amazing music from the Tiki Parlour catalog at
Subscribe to our channel and stay tuned for Vol. 2 of the Magic Lantern Music Show where you’ll get a chance to see more of the greatest folk musicians in the world.
Tiki Parlour Magic Lantern Music Show (Vol.1)
Eric & Suzy Thompson
1. Stop and Listen
2. Podunk Toddle
3. Wayne Perry Waltz
4. Cheese Reed Waltz
Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
5. Hog-eyed Man
6. Fire on the Mountain
7. Lady’s Fancy
8. Train 45

The Classic Fingerstyle Banjo of Aaron Jonah Lewis

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

David Bragger & Susan Platz Perform Empty Canoe

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!

Tiki Parlour’s Annual Old-Time Music Holiday Guide (2019)

Each year our old-time music elves compile a holiday gift guide to help you out AND support traditional artists!

Discover new and classic releases from the world of old-time and traditional music. (These suggestions are based on recordings, books and art that we have heard and love! Feel free to send us more suggestions as we will update often!) …Read more