Enjoy a vintage cocktail at your next old-time jam with an official “Banjo” Tiki Mug! The Old-Time Tiki Parlour is obsessively dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk art and folk music. We jumped at the chance to work with artist/musician Tyson Graham to design authentic tiki mugs with old-time flare! …Read more
A vibrant new CD of timeless traditional music from Athens, GA’s Hog-eyed Man, featuring 2016 Clifftop fiddle contest winner Jason Cade, innovative multi-instrumentalist Rob McMaken, and guest appearances by Tom Baker, Nancy & Charlie Hartness, and Art Rosenbaum! …Read more
We are proud to present the solo Paul Brown CD & DVD Set! Purchase HERE!
Paul’s 2-finger, 3-finger and clawhammer banjo wizardry and several solo fiddle pieces make this one of his most unique releases to date. The sound and video were recorded and filmed by old-time musician David Bragger who deftly captures the intimacy and power of Paul’s playing. …Read more
“There’s twin fiddling, and then there’s David Bragger and Susan Platz. Their music really reaches into that space where two instruments become one and draws you right in with it. King’s Lament is one of the most sonorous and rhythmically locked-in sets of tunes you’ll hear, and spans across familiar and unfamiliar old-time terrain. Another really great recording from David’s unique Tiki Parlour collection.” –Bruce Molsky …Read more
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!