For lovers of traditional music, something wonderful is on the horizon: The Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival on Sunday, October 14th and the official pre-festival concert on Saturday, October 13th. …Read more
Come join us for an intimate fiddle workshop with old-time master musician Rafe Stefanini. He’ll be teaching just this one workshop during his week-long residence at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour. …Read more
We are proud to present the Old-Time String Band Weekend from the Tiki Parlour! A weekend with three masters of fiddle and banjo hailing from Tennessee and Virginia! …Read more
The Old Time Tiki Parlour and 3rd Saturday Square Dance team up for a
St. Paddys Day “Old-Timey” Leprechaun-Palooza
with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain.
On Saturday March 17th, there will be Fiddles, Banjos, Singing, Guitars, Mandolins, Square Dancin’ and a Bar!
7:30pm: Concert with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
8:30pm-11pm: Jamming–Bring your fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars and join the old-time jam!
9pm – 11pm: Square Dance and Jamming! Tunes played by a mashup of Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain. Calling by Evie Ladin & LAs awesome Rookie Callers Club!
5:30pm-7:00pm-Evie Ladin will also be teaching an Old-Time Harmony Singing Workshop before the concert! Seats are limited.
BUY TICKETS HERE
Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Oakland, California-based Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestras worth of rhythm. Music City Roots, Nashville
Sausage Grinder, Los Angeles classic old-time and country blues string band, combines the traditional sounds of fiddle and banjo breakdowns with the low-down sound of country blues, topped off with a touch of ragtime and hillbilly jazz. The versatile acoustic ensemble features fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, jug, washboard, and a few odds and ends.
Echo Mountain is an old-time string band based out of Los Angeles.Together they play square dances and farmers markets in the LA area and have been featured performers at the Watkins Family Hour. The collective vision of Echo Mountain is to build a repertoire that reflects the whole spectrum of the old-time tradition, playing each fiddle tune and mountain ballad with new energy while remaining true to traditional style and form.
Come celebrate the release of David Bragger & Susan Platz’s CD: King’s Lament–Old-Time Fiddle Duets at the annual Tiki Parlour Holiday Party!
There will be tons of jamming, an epic potluck and our legendary “Brown Elephant” gift exchange!
It begins at 5:00 on Saturday, December 9th!
THIS MAGICAL OLD-TIME FIESTA IS FREE BUT YOU MUST RSVP.
We’re very happy to announce the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival. This will be the 2nd year with fiddle/banjo instructor David Bragger as the artistic director. On October 8th, old-time musicians from all over the country will be converging at this newly re-imagined (and restored) old-time festival. Kirk Sutphin (NC), Travis Stuart (NC), Kevin Fore (NC), Tom Sauber (CA), Tricia Spencer (KS), Howard Rains (TX), Clarke Buehling (AR), Echo Mountain (CA) and the Hi-O Revelers (WA) will be performing and teaching along with other great old-time musicians.
There will be jamming all over the grounds as well as organized jams with great hosts.
Serving as the backbone of the festival, the CONTEST will feature many instrument categories (fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, band, singing, etc.) and cash prizes too!
Last year we introduced the Instrument Petting Zoo. It’s intention was to expose children to the wonders of traditional music by allowing them to touch, play and investigate a variety of instruments. It turns out that the adults had as much fun as the kids! It was one of the big hits of the festival last year. This year it will be even bigger.
This year’s raffle will feature two banjos, two guitars and original artwork by Texas fiddler/artist Howard Rains!
You can pre-purchase festival tickets HERE.
Contest pre-registration is now available HERE!
Clawhammer/Minstrel/Classic Banjo master Clarke Buehling will be presenting a unique banjo workshop in the Early Banjo style!
“The hip new thing on the banjo starting in the 1880s was thumb and two-finger picking, called “Guitar Style’ at the time. I will teach patterns that were used on five-string banjo for accompanying country dances. You too can sound like Charlie Poole!” –Clarke Buehling
WHERE? Los Angeles hosted by The Old-Time Tiki Parlour
WHEN? October 9th at 6:30PM
HOW MUCH? SOLD OUT
This workshop has very limited seats. It will sell out. For workshop registration and/or questions, contact: .