Month: September 2011

It’s Goleta time again

Sausage Grinder will be playing a square dance at this year’s 40th Annual Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention in Goleta, CA on Sunday, October 9. The festival starts at 10, the dance is around noon, and David and Chris will once again teach fiddle and banjo workshops later in the afternoon. And we’ll be hanging out and playing all day so come say hello.

This is one of the premier old-time events in Southern California (well, Southern-ish) – don’t miss it. There’s a great line up this year including Laurie Lewis, Eric and Suzy Thompson, Peter Feldmann and more, plus of course the contest. You can read more at the convention website or like their Facebook page.

Here’s some footage of the Grinder from last year jamming with Steve James, plus a bonus track of Chris on the contest stage with our friend Jennifer Fitzpatrick playing a little Memphis Minnie. See you there!

Sausage Grinder at the Equinox Festival

Equinox festival logo

The California Traditional Music Society’s Equinox Festival is September 10-11 at Rancho Cordillera del Norte in Northridge. Sausage Grinder will be there officially on Sunday (although most of us will be there on Saturday hanging out, jamming and going to performances and workshops.

David and Chris will be teaching fiddle and banjo (respectively) workshops from 1-2 p.m. and then at 2:45 we’re playing a square dance called by our own Bobby Reed.

You definitely don’t want to miss this festival — folks like Dan Gellert, Triple Chicken Foot, Old Sledge, Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz and a bunch more will be there. We had a great time last year and this year’s festival is going to be even better. You can check out the schedule here.

Click here for ticket information and we hope to see you there!