November 12-13-14 2021 at Pozo Saloon, Pozo, CA.
Admission is FREE with a la carte pricing for concerts, workshops, and camping.
Caleb Klauder & Reed Willms
**David Bragger & Susan Platz
SLO County Stumblers
The Third Annual Pozo Saloon Old Time Music Gathering returns to Pozo, California for three days of nonstop jamming, along with music workshops and a Thursday evening concert in San Luis Obispo. Musicians from across California will gather on the front porch, back porch and all around the grounds of the historic Pozo Saloon to play traditional American music. Jamming begins at noon on Friday, and continues all day Saturday and Sunday, and all players of old time music are welcome. The Pozo Saloon offers tasty burgers and tri-tip along with cold beer served in a mason jar. If you’re an old time musician you are welcome to join in on the jams. Featuring music from Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder, David Bragger & Susan Platz, SLO County Stumblers, Smoke Holler… and jamming for days! This year, tent camping will be available at the Saloon (Fri & Sat nights only). RV camping available nearby at Santa Margarita Lake.
–November 13, 2021 at Pozo Saloon, Pozo, CA–
Instructor David Bragger is founder and producer at Tiki Parlour Recordings, Director of Old-Time String Band at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Dept. of Ethnomusicology, and Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention.
1:00 PM Old-Time Fiddle Tunes and Rhythmic Bowing with David Bragger ($20)
We’re going to learn an incredible tune or two with a focus on rhythm, variations and bow patterns. David will be drawing from a mesmerizing collection of uncommon and classic tunes as he teaches them phrase-by-phrase. All workshop attendees are encouraged to record the workshop. As always, David’s workshops emphasize the key ingredient to old-time fiddle: bowing! Please respond to [email protected] to reserve your spot, as space will be very limited.
2:00 PM Old-Time Clawhammer Banjo with David Bragger ($20)
The objective is to get the banjoist playing an incredible tune or two while addressing strong downbeat rhythm and variations. David will be drawing from a mesmerizing collection of lesser known tunes that he’ll break down phrase-by-phrase. All workshop attendees are encouraged to record the workshop. Please respond to this email [email protected] to reserve your spot, as space will be very limited.
Join us for the Skillet Licorice CD Release Party at the 49 1/2 Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival Campout at Lake Cachuma on October 9th!
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.
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.
VISIT the Festival website HERE
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 https://form.jotform.com/201557569648065
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.
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 www.TurnYourRadio.online.