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WORKSHOP ALERT: David Bragger will be teaching an intensive Old-Time Fiddle workshop in Lawrence, Kansas on June 22nd!
(Reserve your spot by contacting Howard Rains at [email protected])
–Old-Time Fiddle Intensive Workshop: Bowing Rhythms, Bow Rocking, and Tunes–
David Bragger will demystify several fiddle tunes with an emphasis on the infectiously rhythmic bowing techniques used by countless, classic old-time fiddlers including Earl Collins (OK), Tommy Jarrell (NC), Melvin Wine (WV), Uncle Bunt Stephens (TN), John Salyer (KY), Mel Durham (IL) and MANY others.
The same bowing elements are also the key to old-time fiddle seconding! This workshop is old-time fiddle “gold” for fiddlers who have been trying to wrap their bows around getting that high-energy danceable “sound.” You will walk away with several tunes and all of the bowing clearly broken down and explained.
Traditional fiddler David Bragger has become a ubiquitous figure in traditional American folk music. He is a musician, documentarian, UCLA ensemble director, 78rpm record collector, musical festival director and founder of the Old-Time Tiki Parlour. Having learned the “old-time” art of fiddling directly from two generations of traditional masters, David has been passing down these archaic musical secrets and sounds to fiddlers worldwide with an emphasis on BOWING.
His critically-acclaimed debut CD “Big Fancy” instantly put him on the traditional music map and paved the way for his groundbreaking sophomore release. In 2018, he and fiddler Susan Platz released the very first American old-time fiddle duet CD ever recorded: King’s Lament–Old-Time Fiddle Duets. David has also recorded and performed with artists as diverse as Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham, Spencer & Rains, Hog-eyed Man, Rafe Stefanini, Social Distortion, Paula Poundstone, Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), and also provided the banjo and fiddle solos for the western feature film “Gone Are The Days.”
David has also produced, directed and recorded over 30 albums and countless video projects for his independent folk label Tiki Parlour Recordings.
David has written several articles and has been featured in Strings Magazine, Banjo Newsletter, Fiddler Magazine, No Depression, FolkWorks and many other publications.

David Bragger Experimental Music Video on Modular World – Sunday, April 28 at 1PM (PST)

This Sunday, April 28th at 1PM PST, David Bragger will be kicking off a special episode of Modular World with a live parlour performance video. This episode showcases 18 hand-selected artists from nine countries performing music and sounds on their modular synthesis machines. (Think analog oscillators, patch cables, blinking lights, knobs, sliders, control voltage, sci-fi sounds, and transcendent arpeggios.)
David ‘s video is featured in a stellar lineup of electronic musicians, which also includes experimental electronic artist AND David’s modular synthesis guru Todd Barton.
Each performer’s instrument will feature modules that were originally conceived in the 1960s/70s by the innovative electronic synth creator Don Buchla. They are currently produced by TipTop Audio and Buchla USA.
If you’re curious about this “other” music that David conjures up when he’s not playing traditional old-time American stringband music 24/7, then we encourage you to watch this upcoming episode. It shot it with multiple cameras at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour, home of Tiki Parlour Recordings. You might really dig it too! Enjoy!
AGAlGonzo, @agalgonzo
Cinematic Laboratory, @cinematiclaboratory
cksample, @cksamplenoodling
David Wunder-Brägger, @david_wunder_bragger
Dexba, @dexbasynth
Ice Locus, @icelocus
Johno Wells, @johno_wells
Kyle Munroe, @kmunroeaudible
little-scale, @littlescale/
Nireus, @nireusofficial/
Noise Buddha, @boutiquepedalnyc
Okin, @okin_musik
Piero Fragola @tiptopaudiofficial
Stazma, @stazma
Synsor, @synsormusic
Todd Barton, @synthtodd
Wavefiler, @wavefiler
WhenIWasWater @wheniwaswater
A few words about the show for new-comers.
Modular World is modular-centric, but not exclusive. On our shows, you will see many formats of modular synthesizers: Eurorack, Buchla, Serge, Ciat Lonbarde, BugBrand, hybrid systems, midi controllers, computers, SOMA, Elektron, drum machines, acoustic instruments, tape decks, the human voice, and so much more.
This global community is all about making music and maintaining an inclusive, patient and helpful SAFE SPACE for all.

Clinton Davis LIVE in Los Angeles–June 11th

Purchase TICKETS here!

Tiki Parlour recording artist Clinton Davis is performing at McCabe’s on June 11th.

His CD “If I Live and I Don’t Get Killed” is available HERE.

Clinton is an old time folk musician
currently based in San Diego, California. A
fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in
rural Carroll County. His repertoire spans fiddle
and banjo music native to his family home, the
exuberant ragtime piano and guitar of early
20th-century New Orleans, and ballad songs and
dance music of the Southwest.
Davis’ prowess across instruments and
traditional American styles has gained notice
from the standard-bearers of previous
generations, and earned him a place amongst a
new generation of American folk musicians.
He has worked closely with roots guitar legends
Jim Kweskin and Stefan Grossman, and is an
official artist for Deering Banjos. In 2022, Davis
received the commission of Kentucky Colonel in
recognition of his work as a performer and
educator. The Colonelcy is the highest civilian
honor bestowed by the commonwealth of Kentucky.

Zac Sokolow plays banjo and fiddle and sings, playing a combination of
old ballads, gospel songs, fiddle tunes and banjo instrumentals. Coming
from a family of musicians, Zac grew up playing music from an early age.
He started out performing with his father Fred Sokolow as a child, and
has since toured around the world playing with The Americans, and with
fellow California old time musician Frank Fairfield.


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