Feb 18 2016

11th Ever L.A. Old Time Social Friday Night Concert!

Fri. 5/13, 8pm, $20:**

The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St., 90007

Sausage Grinder (House band for the night)

Earl White & Adrian Davis

Tom Marion & Frank Fairfield

The Canote Brothers

**Pre-sale tix available HERE!


Earl White & Adriane Davis

Early White & Adriane Davis

Earl White and Adrienne Davis are a dynamic duo who have been icons in the old-time music and dance community for more than a decade. Earl’s energetic fiddle style upholds the Appalachian tradition while adding his trance like sound and distinct bowing. He is well known for his extensive repertoire of traditional american fiddle tunes and songs.  Adrienne’s steadfast hand on the guitar completes their sound as she drives the bass notes and lays down rhythm. As a duet they perform concerts and instruct at many camps throughout the US.

Earl and Adrienne are the foundation of the Earl White String Band, an energetic, driving, old time string band that have pleasured audiences and dancers across the nation.  They have been joined by various great musicians, such as Mark Olitsky (banjo), Joe (bass) Desjarnette, Chris Jong (banjo), to name a few.  Currently they are joining forces with another dynamic duo, Evie Ladin and Keith Terry.


 Frank Fairfield & Tom Marion


The Canote Brothers 


Twins, Greg and Jere Canote, make their first Los Angeles appearance  with their infectious fiddle tunes, nutty novelty numbers, and enthusiastic attitudes. Greg and Jere have been performing together since childhood, from their first-grade role as Christmas elves tap-dancing around the wishing well, to their thirteen-year stint as the affable sidekicks on National Public Radio’s Sandy Bradley’s Potluck. They have played for concerts, dances and musical events in forty-seven states and a few foreign countries. With guitar, fiddle, harmonica, ukulele, banjo, and genetically matched voices, these guys love to share what they do. Fiddle tunes are their first love, but they also sing together in the tradition of the brother duets. With a nod to the Vaudeville days, they are always eager to dip into their bag of tricks. For over thirty years, they have taught a thriving Seattle string band workshop and have been regular teachers at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Portland Uke Fest and many more.

Here the Canotes here!

See the Canotes here!


Sausage Grinder

Sausage Grinder

Feb 17 2016

11th Ever L.A. Old Time Social Kick Off Party!

Thurs. 5/12, 7pm, $5, 21+

El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, 90029

  • Echo Mountain String Band (Los Angeles)
  • Squirrel Butter (Seattle)
  • The High Life Cajun Band (Los Angeles)

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005.  Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their unique perspective to these traditions and threading these influences into their original compositions.  Multi-instrumentalists, they play banjo, guitar, fiddle, steel guitar, step-dance, and sing in harmony.  Occasionally, Squirrel Butter appears with guest musicians to form a trio or quartet.  Currently both members of honky tonk project, The Lucky Shots, and were also half of venerable string band, The Tallboys.  They are anchors of the old-time music, honky-tonk, & square dance communities in the Pacific NW and beyond.

Check them out layin’ down – REUBEN’S TRAIN!


The High Life Cajun Band

The High Life Cajun BandThe High Life Cajun Band plays traditional Cajun dance music.  Paul Rathje – accordion/vocals, Ben Guzman – fiddle, Joseph D’amico – guitar, and Dempsey Pappion – rub board/vocals.

Listen to their tunes – Church Point Breakdown  & The KLFY Waltz


Feb 17 2016

10th Ever LAOTS

10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social!Poster Design by Joe Wack!


This year is the 10th Ever Los Angeles Old-Time Social!

May 14, 15, 16  will see concerts, workshops, parties, jams and a big square dance!  May 17th is the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest to top off the weekend!   Full day by day calendar and details below.  If you need more info, email info@oldtimeisagoodtime.com

Thurs. 5/14, 8pm $7, 21+:  Kick Off Party!

El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, 90029

  • Sausage Grinder
  • Tom Sauber & Tom Carter (UT)
  • Joe Sands Fontenot Cajun Creole Band

Full Kick Off details and band bios HERE!!


Fri. 5/15, 8pm:  Concert!**

The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St., 90007

**Pre-sale tix available HERE & NOW!!!

  • Beverly Smith and John Grimm (Georgia)
  • The Gallus Brothers (Washington)
  • Riley Baugus, Sabra Guzman & The Stuart Brothers (North Carolina/Virginia)
  • House band for the night – LA’s own The Happy Neighbor Club!!!

Full Concert details and band bios HERE.


Sat. 5/16, 12-11pm, Workshops & Square Dance!

$20 for the day (workshops included) or $10 for the Dance only.
American Legion Post 206, 227 North Avenue 55,  90042

Square Dance  |   Family Dance  |  Cakewalk:
Family Dance & Cake Walk – 6:30,  Square Dance 8pm

Cake Walk Cake Baking Sign Up & Info HERE:
Contact Katy katherinecroshier@sbcglobal.net

•  Callers:

  • Charmain Slaven

•  Bands:

  • TBA

For caller and band bios coming soon!

Worskshops 12 – 6pm!

  • Upstairs

    12-1 Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing with Charmaine Slaven

    1-2  Flatfooting 102 with Ruth Alpert and Rebecca Stout

    2-3 Square Dance Calling Workshop with Susan Michaels and Charmaine Slaven

    3-4 Square Dance Calling Workshop continued

    4-5 Harmony Singing- Kelly Martin and Sabra Guzman



    12-1 Early Italian Mandolin & Guitar with Paul Rangell

    1-2 -Fiddle/Banjo Duets with Travis and Trevor Stuart

    2-3 -Old-Time Guitar with Beverly Smith

    3-4 Old-Time Fiddle with David Bragger

    4-5 Beginning Fingerpicking Guitar with Devin Champlin

    5-6 Old-Time Banjo with Riley Baugus

    FULL Description, Times & Sign-up HERE