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, 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.)
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.
October 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).
Sausage 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.
Hello 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!
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.