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!

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

Workshops–Old-Time Danish Fiddle & Accordion/Harmonica

The Tiki Parlour is proud to present our most unique “old-time” workshop to date, presented by two masters from Denmark. (SOLD OUT)

Fiddle master Kristian Bugge and his musical partner Sonnich Lydom on one- and two-rowed accordions and diatonic harmonicas.


In the workshop Kristian and Sonnich will teach Nordic traditional music from a few of the most famous Danish folk music regions, including one or more of Dwight Lamb’s old Dane tunes. Dwight is a famous old-time fiddle master from Iowa. However, the first tunes he ever played were actually old Danish fiddle/accordion tunes, that he learned from his Danish grandfather Chris Jerup as a young boy. Kristian and Sonnich will connect us to Dwight’s Danish musical heritage. This isn’t just an old-time workshop, it’s an old, old-time workshop connecting our American old-time tunes to their old world roots!

Sonnich and Kristian of Gangspil have been specializing in musical dialects from around their Scandinavian home country. Some of the richest areas are small Islands like Læsø and Fanø and the northwestern region called Thy, as well as Dwight Lamb’s grandfather’s home region of Vendsyssel furthest north. The repertoire consist of old dance tunes: whirling walzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the Island of Fanø.

You’ll learn some new traditional tunes to take home and some of the spicy stories about musicians, their lives and ways to party. We’ll mainly play by ear, so bring some simple recording equipment (ie. smart phone, digital recorder, etc.). All levels welcome!

Where: The Old-Time Tiki Parlour (Los Angeles) – contact David Bragger for additional info

When: Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 (Potluck dinner and jamming 5:30-7:00)

How Much? $40

Seating is very limited for this intimate workshop. RSVP immediately to save your spot!


VIDEO (Click)

Kristian (fiddle, vocal) has specialized in the strong Danish folk music traditions. He is
very active on the Danish and Scandinavian folk music scene as well as in the rest of
Europe and North America, both as a musician and teacher.
His debut CD was awarded “Danish debut of the year” and “Danish Folk Instrumentalist of
the year” at the Danish Music Awards Folk 2006. At the same occasion in both 2012 and
2016, Kristian recieved the award as ”Danish Folk Artist of the Year!” More info:

Sonnich (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, French-Canadian, and
especially Danish traditional tunes. During the last 25 years he’s been leading the revival
for diatonic accordion and harmonica in the Danish folk music. Sonnich holds a special
place in his heart for the music from the Western Island of Fanø, where his family is deeply
He is best know from his work with the ULC trio and later quintet ULC recieved the Danish
Music Award in the category “Folk Album of the year” in both 2001 and 2004.

Both Kristian and Sonnich were amongst the first twelve musicians to recieve the honorary
title ”Danmarks Rigsspillemænd” (National Danish Folk Musicians) in 2014. When they
perform together, they will also talk about the traditions from back home, how they
learned and how the music lives on today and is part of the famous Danish hygge!