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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.)

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!

 

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!!

March 12, 2013

Sausage Grinder is back!

Sausage GrinderHello everybody! It’s been a while but after a not-so-brief hiatus, Sausage Grinder is back with more of our usual foolishness. We’ve been practicing away in the Old-Time Tiki Lounge and have some new tunes and a new lineup. David Bragger and I (I being Chris Berry) are extremely pleased to have the lovely and talented Susan Platz join us on fiddle, washboard, banjo and vocals. We’ve been playing with Susan for a couple of years now and are thrilled that she is joining us.

We’ve got some new shows lined up, although we can only tell you about two of them right now. First is the 8th Ever Old-Time Social, which runs from May 16-18. David and I will be teaching fiddle and banjo workshops in the afternoon of Saturday the 18th and then Sausage Grinder will be playing a square dance along with the Hollywood Bollweevils, Jessie Milnes, Emily Miller and Friends and callers Susan Michaels and Amy Hofer. It’s a great time and we hope to see you there.

Then on Sunday, May 19, we’ll be playing from 3:30-4:30 at the Dance Barn at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Festival. This event needs no introduction — come out and jam, compete, what have you. Watch out for rattlesnakes and drink plenty of water.

If you’re wondering what happened to our Grinders Emeritus, Bobby and Margie moved far far away so Bobby can continue his genetic experiments, and Matt and Josh have moved on to play with Nick Bachman and Max Ward in King Baby — they’ll be playing Friday night at the Old-Time Social so be sure to go and check them out!

We’ll have some more gigs to announce very soon; until then here’s a little taste of Sausage Grinder 2.0. Enjoy!

September 5, 2010

Sausage Grinder at the Equinox Festival Sunday, September 12

Filed under: Main,News — Tags: , — Chris @ 3:46 am

Sausage Grinder will be playing a rare morning show at California Traditional Music Society’s Equinox Festival in Northridge a week from today, Sunday, September 12. We go on at 10:20 a.m., so we’ll be waking ourselves and our audience up with some peppy tunes.

Chris will be teaching an intermediate banjo workshop (probably on two-finger picking) at 11:45 a.m., and David will teach intermediate old-time fiddle at 2:15 p.m.

There will be lots of good music at the fest besides Sausage Grinder — the Foghorn Duo, Tom and Patrick Sauber, and our old-time pals Triple Chicken Foot will play, plus there are a lot more workshops to choose from, and plenty of jamming.

Come by, listen, play a tune, and don’t forget to buy a copy of our CD.

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