February 24, 2014

Live at the Talking Stick, Venice on Saturday, 3/22

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , — Chris @ 6:58 pm

FolkWorks logoWe’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.



Video from Portland Old-Time Gathering

Filed under: Main,Music/Video — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 6:51 pm

Thanks to Mark Burgin and the Portland Old-Time Gathering, you can see our January 17 show on YouTube. Yo, check it out!


January 4, 2014

Sausage Grinder’s going to Portland!

Filed under: Main,News — Chris @ 10:58 am
Portland, Oregon sign

Photo by Steve Morgan

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.

Two new videos from the Tiki Parlour!

Filed under: Main,Music/Video — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 10:44 am

David’s got all kinds of cool video equipment and we made two videos at his Old Time Tiki Parlour (aka his dining room) for your listening and viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


Hokum Blues:

Black Eye Blues:

October 1, 2013

Goleta Festival time again!

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , , , , , — Chris @ 8:30 pm

Goleta posterOctober means it’ll soon be time for the Goleta Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival, always a great time with lots of jamming, great performances and of course the annual instrumental and singing contest. The festival is Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sausage Grinder will be playing from 11 a.m. to noon on the main stage, and Chris and David will be teaching banjo and fiddle workshops (times to be announced).

Other acts include Rafe & Clelia Stefanini, Hay Dudes with Dennis Caplinger, The Brothers Comatose and more. For more info on the festival visit their website.

Hope to see you on the 13th!



September 11, 2013

Concert review of Santa Monica show

Filed under: Main,Music/Video,News — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 8:13 pm

We had a blast last Saturday at the Santa Monica History Museum playing a concert for Folkworks (thanks Leda and Steve!) to a sold-out crowd.

Check out this great review by Jonathan Shifflett on the Folkworks site! And here’s a video from the concert, too — you can find more on YouTube and we’ll share more here soon!

August 20, 2013

Big Sausage Grinder show in Santa Monica on Saturday, Sept. 7

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 5:55 pm

Sausage Grinder's new lineupSausage Grinder has a new line-up, new material, and new antics!! Come join us for an intimate concert with your favorite sausages on Saturday, September 7th in Santa Monica!!

FolkWorks is presenting us at the Santa Monica History Museum — tickets are $15 ($13 for FolkWorks members) — see ticket ordering information below. Show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 for refreshments and docent-led tours of the museum.

Come join us for a great evening!!

July 11, 2013

Come dance and jam at the Ford on Monday, July 15

Filed under: Main,News — Chris @ 11:41 am

Please join us Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. for Sausage Grinder’s J.A.M. Session at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. This event is FREE.

Susan Michaels will be calling an evening of square dancing (with plenty of instruction — and Susan specializes in getting non-dancers comfortable and into the action).

And musicians are welcome and encouraged to bring fiddles, banjos, guitars and what-have-you and join the band. Triple Chicken Foot and Nick Bachman will be leading the jams.

This is a great summertime event — the doors open at 6 and again it’s FREE and open to all ages. We hope to see you there!

Tell your family and friends!! If the event is jam packed with a ton of old-time fanatics, the City of Los Angeles will certainly be interested in funding more Old Time Music events!

June 20, 2013

Banjo lesson: Oh Molly Dear

Filed under: Main,Music/Video — Tags: , , , , — Chris @ 9:30 pm

Here’s the banjo tune Chris taught at the LA Old-Time Social — finally posted a lesson on YouTube on it! Hope everyone enjoys.


June 11, 2013

Saturday Square Dance this week!

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , — Chris @ 9:12 pm

Come one, come all! ♫♫♫ It’s going to be a fabulous time this Saturday night! Bring those dancin’ shoes to another rip-roaring square dance at the American Legion Post in Highland Park! David Bragger, Christopher Berry and Susan Platz will grind your sausages with those raucous old-timey tunes you love!!! Susan Michaels will be doing her usual terrific job calling! We may even wear matching socks.


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