Category: Events

Jake Loew LIVE on Quarantine Happy Hour – December 15


In celebration of his upcoming release, old-time musician/MIDI electronic music genius Jake Loew will be LIVE on Facebook’s Quarantine Happy Hour.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30PST/8:30EST

Jake will be composing MIDI old-time music LIVE and taking YOUR requests. Go to the QHH page on Facebook and vote during the stream.
We’re giving all album sales from the day of the stream to this awesome organization
Just order your album HERE. (on the day of the stream )

Return of the Son of Old-Time Fiddle Digital Interface is the debut album of traditional musician/avant-garde genius Jake Loew AND the first official Tiki Parlour novelty “party” album. In the early history of recorded sound, “party” records like the Okeh Laughing Record from the 1920s were all the rage. This CD is Tiki Parlour’s answer to those historic releases. Imagine Old-Time Fiddle meets Bill Monroe meets Nintendo meets 70s Gameshow Soundtracks meets Clockwork Orange.

Jake Loew is an up-and-coming old-time/bluegrass string wizard and computer engineer. He’s performed and recorded with several string bands including The Wayfarers, The Sandy Tar String Band, Hard Drive and Donkey Nation. In 2014, Jake created the first MIDI old time collection, known as Old Time Fiddle Digital Interface while still in college. After hearing one of his arrangements that went viral online, Tiki Parlour’s David Bragger reached out and offered him a chance to develop his old-time MIDI arrangements into a full length album for Tiki Parlour Recordings.


Online Fiddle Workshop & Concert with David Bragger & Susan Platz

David Bragger & Susan Platz will be teaching a Double Fiddle & Bowing Workshop on Zoom and performing at Old Time Central’s online festival “The Hoot!” They’ll be teaching a workshop focused on bowing, rhythm, and seconding in old-time music.

To go straight to Registration, head to

Workshop Description:
Old-Time Fiddle & Double Fiddle with Bowing
Saturday July 25, 6:00-7:30 EDT

David and Susan are excited to present their favorite intensive fiddle workshop. Students will be learning an old-time fiddle tune in great depth, broken down phrase-by-phrase. And, yes, all of the bowing will be clearly demonstrated and taught in this workshop. It’s David and Susan’s specialty since old-time fiddling is almost entirely about the bowing! They will also be teaching harmony parts that emphasize fundamental chords, bowing rhythms and seconding techniques. Additionally, these techniques will be clearly taught independently of a particular tune, so fiddlers can apply them to any tune, anywhere.



California Bluegrass Association Webcast Series presents an Old-Time Fiddle Lesson with David Bragger

David Bragger is teaching a free, OLD-TIME FIDDLE MINI-LESSON on Saturday, June 13 for the California Bluegrass Association’s Turn Your Radio OnLINE webcast series, a benefit for the COVID Artist Relief Fund.

Tune in starting at 6pm PT. The webcast features national acts, emerging California artists, live emcees, special features, a live auction, and so much more! For more info and to preview auction items, visit

#TurnYourRadioOnLINE #CaliforniaBluegrassAssociation

Dwight Lamb’s 86th Birthday

We’re celebrating Iowa fiddler Dwight Lamb’s 86th birthday! This tune “Crooked Waltz” is a piece he learned from his Danish grandfather Chris Jerup. Happy Birthday Dwight!