Sausage Grinder will be on hand Saturday, March 24, for a Folk Roots Festival put on by our friends at FolkWorks.org.
David Bragger and Chris Berry will be teaching fiddle and guitar workshops, respectively, at 2 p.m., with Sausage Grinder playing a square dance from 3-4, maybe a short solo set from Chris somewhere in there, and a big concert from 6-10 p.m., with Sausage Grinder playing from 7-8 or so.
The Old-Time Tiki Parlour and the 3rd Saturday Square Dance are teaming up for a St. Paddy’s Day “Old-Timey” Leprechaun-Palooza with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain.
Fiddles, Banjos, Guitars, Mandolins, Square Dancin’ and a Bar!
Join us at American Legion Post 206 (one of the Old-Time Social venues) in Highland Park from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Things kick off at 7:30 with a concert from Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, followed at 9 with a square dance played by a mashup of Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain. Calling by Evie Ladin & LAs awesome Rookie Callers Club!
Plenty of jamming, too! And from 5:30-7, Evie Ladin will also be teaching an Old-Time Harmony Singing Workshop before the concert! Seats are limited.
$20 for the concert and dance; the workshop is $30. See the link below for tickets and we hope you can join us!
The Old-Time Tiki Parlour and 3rd Saturday Square Dance team up for our St. Paddy’s Day “Old-Timey” Leprechaun-Palooza!
with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Sausage Grinder and Echo Mountain
Fiddles, Banjos, Guitars, Mandolins, Square Dancin’ and a Bar!
7:30pm: Concert with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
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.
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.
We’re very excited to be playing for The Red Barn Community Music Series in Los Osos, near San Luis Obispo, on Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., there’s a potluck supper at 5, and Sausage Grinder goes on at 6. Get tickets at the door, there’s no advance seating or reservations.
We’ve been trying to get up to this part of California for quite some time and are thrilled to be playing. Hope to see you there!
Notes:Doors open at 4:30; potluck supper at 5 p.m.; show at 6 p.m.
The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues, and other forms of acoustic roots music. Your generous donations at the door keep the Red Barn Community Series alive. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. The Red Barn is located in the Los Osos Community Park at 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Doors open at 4:30pm, the potluck supper and potluck band start at 5:00pm, the show begins at 6:00pm. BYOB, a dish to share and your own utensils for the potluck supper. This show is made possible through the generous support and assistance of the entire Red Barn Community (aka Children of the Barn) and with support from the Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce.
Sausage Grinder’s Chris Berry will play a solo set on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. at TRIP in Santa Monica, opening for The SWING RIOTS Quirktette. It’s $10 and 21 and over only.
It’s been a while since Chris has played a solo gig in the L.A. area, so come on by and hear some old time blues and banjo music, and then stick around for the SWING RIOTS, who play traditional jazz and swing from lots of different traditions with some Balkan and Eastern European flavor thrown in.
Special thanks to Pat McSwyney of the SWING RIOTS for organizing the gig and for being a great friend to Sausage Grinder (and an occasional guest Grinder too)!
Here’s a video of the gig, courtesy of the Swing Riots’ Nicholas Casillas:
The Old-Time Tiki Parlour is presenting an evening of Old-Time Music on Saturday, March 12 starting at 8 p.m. featuring Mike Compton and Joe Newberry — Sausage Grinder is very excited to be opening for these master musicians.
The concert is $20 and is at Timewarp Records, 12204 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. This is a great venue – David’s CD release party was held there a few weeks ago and we had a great time.
Sausage Grinder, along with Tom Sauber & Tom Carter and The Joe Sands Fontenot Cajun Creole Band, will be kicking off the 10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social on Thursday, May 14 at El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. 90029.
This should be a great way to start off an incredible weekend of music and fun — the concert is only $5! Please come and join us. Click the poster for lots more information about the Social — there are more concerts and workshops and dances all weekend long. (David is teaching a fiddle workshop on Saturday.)
The 43rd Annual Fiddlers’ Festival (this year also the 10th Annual GVAA Art Festival) is Sunday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chris and David are teaching banjo and fiddle workshops (respectively) at 11 a.m. The festival is always a great time with lots of jamming, performances and of course the annual instrumental and singing contest.
Come by a workshop or jam and wish Chris a happy birthday!
We’re doing another concert for FolkWorks, this time at the Talking Stick Cafe in Venice on Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m. Our last FolkWorks concert sold out, so get your tickets in plenty of time.
$18 for general admission, $16 for FolkWorks members (includes preferred seating). We’ve got some new songs and tunes plus plenty of your favorites so please come and join us! Ticket details are below.
Sausage Grinder is very excited to be traveling to Portland, Oregon, later this month to be part of the Portland Old-Time Gathering. The festival runs from January 15 to 19 and features all kinds of jamming, concerts, dancing, parties and more.
We’re playing Friday night, January 17, starting at 8 p.m. at a concert at the Scottish Rite Center, followed by Alice Gerrard with Tom and Patrick Sauber and a reunion of the Dickel Brothers. A square dance follows at 10:30.
It’s going to be a heck of a week and we can’t wait! For all the information you need to know about the Gathering, go to their website.