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February 2, 2016

Compton & Newberry with Sausage Grinder – Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m.

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry

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.

Get tickets here.

WORKSHOPS
In addition, Joe Newberry will teach a banjo workshop at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11.

Mike Compton will teach a mandolin workshop at Timewarp Records before the concert at Timewarp Records at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.

Workshop seats are very limited, so contact David Bragger ASAP to reserve your seat. More info at the Old-Time Tiki Parlour.
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April 28, 2015

Kick Off Party for 10th Annual L.A. Old Time Social

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 7:36 pm

LAOTS PosterSausage 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.)

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 21, 2011

Fiddle tunes from Jim Bowles

David taught these two fiddle tunes from Kentuckian Jim Bowles at the Los Angeles Old-Time Social last month. He plays the tunes up to speed and then gives ‘em to you slow with the bowing and a bunch of cool playing tips.

Christmas Eve — ADAE tuning — key of D

Kate’s Got a Wooden Leg — GDAE tuning — key of G


Find out about lessons from David on our contact page.

Read more about Bowles here.

Banjo lesson: Dock Boggs’ Danville Girl

Here’s a banjo lesson — a full 20 minutes, thanks YouTube — on Dock Boggs’ banjo song Danville Girl. I taught this at the Los Angeles Old-Time Social last month, which was a bunch of fun. Hope you enjoy!

November 12, 2010

A banjo lesson – Marching Jaybird

Here’s (finally) the video version of the banjo lesson I promised at the Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention. The tune is Marching Jaybird; you can buy the original (and I highly recommend this album — Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians) here. Hope you enjoy the lesson, and if you don’t play banjo, if you watch a minute or so you’ll get to hear the tune.

September 21, 2010

Los Angeles old-time music scene on NPR

Filed under: Main — Tags: , , , — Chris @ 5:27 pm

Here’s a great piece from NPR’s State of the Re:Union on the Los Angeles old-time music scene, featuring our friends Triple Chicken Foot and Susan Michaels (you can see some of the baldest members of Sausage Grinder in there if you watch closely). 

Some of the places where you can find out more about the LA old-time scene are http://oldtimeisagoodtime.com/, FolkWorks, and the California Traditional Music Society.

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