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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