Feb 27 2012

L.A. Old Time Social Kick Off Party!

Thurs. 5/17, 8pm, $5 – $10 donation:

Echo Country Outpost, 1770 Glendale Blvd., 90026

  • Thomas Angell & Mike Lewinski
  • Snake Oil Stranglers
  • Cliff Wagner


Thomas Angell & Mike Lewinski:

Thomas Angell and Mike Lewinski met at a late night, whiskey driven session at the 2010 Golden Old Time Campout, in Booneville, CA. Since then, these two California natives have cut their teeth in dancehalls, BART stations and on street corners throughout the greater Bay Area. They play whatever they can get their heads around, but their fretless banjo and high powered fiddling combination trends towards their spiritual mentors: the late Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham. Round Peak may have been a departure point for the two but you can expect to hear traces of Haley, Stamper, Hammons, and even some Dock Boggs, when they hit the stage as a duo at 2012′s Los Angeles Old Time Social.


Snake Oil Stranglers

The Snake Oil Stranglers bring the Old Time hurt with piping hot dance tunes from North Carolina and Tennessee.  Using the power of song, Nick Bachman, Josh Orkin, Chris Berry, Jeff Bandy, and David Bragger attempt to conjure up the ghosts and ghouls of fiddlers past right before your very eyes.


Cliff Wagner & The Old #7

Cliff Wagner hails from Greenwood, Mississippi and has been playing music since he was eleven years old.  A brilliant mix between traditional, blues, and country, he is skilled on guitar, fiddle and banjo.  He and his band, the Old Number 7, have been a staple in the Los Angeles music scene since 2005.  He has recorded 6 albums, solo and with the band, and was featured on America’s Next Top Band.  For the LA Old Time Social Cliff will be playing a special duet set just for us!

Feb 6 2012

Saturday Night Square Dance, Feb 11th!

Triple Chicken Foot and Susan Michaels throw a dance Saturday Feb 11th, 8pm.

This dance is at the American Legion Hall, 227 N. Ave 55, 90042 and is $10.

Beginners encouraged!  For questions email info@oldtimeisagoodtime.com

Jan 29 2012

Save the Date! 7th Ever L.A. Old Time Social!

Dec 7 2011

Matt Kinman @ CTMS

CTMS & Old Time is a Good Time Present

December 16th, 8pm – $15


Balladeer, banjoist, fiddler and guitar player

(Boone, North Carolina)

Matt Kinman has been playing music since he was a kid growing up in Arizona.  In his teen-age years, after moving to the south east of the United States, he began traveling the region to meet and play with the old timers, “I’d find every musician that I wanted to be around and I’d take off.  It didn’t matter if I had a car or not…I’d take off walking…I’d take off on a bus…I didn’t care and if I had no job or no money to get there – I went anyways.”

Kinman regularly plays with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, and has played with Old Crow Medicine Show, the Hackensaw Boys and the Old Time Serenaders.  He is a fixture on the festival circuit all over the southern U.S.  He also performed at the Second Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social in 2007.  He has two full-length recordings, When the Works All Done This Fall and Matt Kinman and the Old Time Serenaders.

You can hear samples of his music by clicking the song titles below:

Cold Icy MountainKaty DidI Saw a Man at the Close of Day

You can find more information about him at the sites below:



CONCERT AT: CTMS – 16953 Venture Blvd, Encino, 91316

More info contact ben@oldtimeisagoodtime.com

Nov 15 2011

Holiday Square Dance @ HM157

Poster By Junker and Angelina Elise

Oct 24 2011

November Dance with Cory Marie and Susan Michaels!

Sep 7 2011

Back to School Dance Sat. 9/10, 8pm

May 2 2011

3 Man 1 Man Band Show May 20th

An evening of one man bands from around across the Pacific playing music from the road, the past, and now.  Local songwriter Olentangy John, New Zealand guitar player and stomp box man Tom Rodwell, and the Pacific NW’s one man band McDougall, will cover the gamut of contemporary troubadours.  Don’t miss this once in a blue moon chance too hear these amazing performers before they part ways and spread out across the world again.
Entropy and this damned sunshine surround Olentangy John now, here in Los Angeles. Olentangy John, an Ohioan with Ohio’s name, not sure what he’s doing here. Where are the dying leaves? Who is anyone? Whence, exactly, this unshakable sense of foreboding? One answer to which questions might be: Olentangy John is in the right place. It is this troubling, after all, that inform and preoccupy his songs. And it is from specific troubling he derives broad if inexplicit truths about everywhere – even the places where the leaves die, sense is makeable, and homebound familiarity dampens the disquietude. Before here, Olentangy John spent three years in New York, first as actor, then musician, culminating in his first full-length, O! Be Joyful (Trailer Fire), which L.A. Record would describe shortly after his emigration as suggesting “solitude as the solution to desperation.” He’s now at work on his second full-length, on which he’ll run expanding if recognizable themes through an emerging toned-up aesthetic. Over the course of his brief-yet-productive music career, Olentangy John has been an essential member of Indianola, The Elephant Army, and Born At Sea, and an occasional supporter of numerous others who seek him for his multi-instrumental and singing proficiencies.

Sample Track Here:  Olentangy John-Angry Little Town


Tom Rodwell and Storehouse

Storehouse is the improvising blues ensemble gathered around UK / New Zealand guitarist Tom Rodwell, “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” according to the NME.  Built on Rodwell’s bassy electric guitar and stomping foot, their sound is purposefully austere, but full of enough suggestive rhythms and audacious rearrangements to make brain surgeons do the limbo and wheelchair users to shake it, in ruined Swiss castles to smoky cellars in Ogden, Utah, playing over 700 shows since 2003.  The band head down unusual alleys – slave chanteys, calypso smut, street preacher rave, vivid female blues from singer Coco – but there’s a spontaneous spirit that marks them as that rare beast – living blues not weighed down by either cliche or puritanism.  If you imagined a subgenre of world music that evolved parallel to rock and roll, but that retained blues intimacy, improvisation and sense of social function (dance rhythms) you might conjure up Storehouse.   Returning to LA for the fourth time, their new album “Live Humble” is due soon from Fireplace Recordings.

Sample Track Here:  Tom Rodwell-07 Bang Bang Lulu



McDougall is a noble little grizzly with precious old timey wisdom.  His songs of travel, discovery, and perseverance will purify your every day lifestyle and ring adventure when driving home from another day at the office.  As the bush bearded road wrenched McDougall quietly sits down at his humble set up of kick drum, high hat, harmonica and simple stringed instruments, the fans making up his growing national following begin taking turns shouting “McDougall!”  His toe tapping, punk infused old time songs bring fury to the dance floor, and poetry to your record player.  Don’t fight it…this is the way.

Sample Track Here:  McDougall-18 Days of Rain

Apr 26 2011

L.A. Old Time Social Cake Walk!

Dear Friends, enter the cake contest !!!

Generous  and wonderful people like you bring a cake to be entered in the  exciting cake contest that happens right before the cakewalk.  Cakes are judged  based on appearance only,  so let your imagination  go wild!  Fabulous ribbon prizes are awarded for  the most beautiful, most outrageous, most original, sexiest , goofiest , strangest, most attractive cake etc.  The cakes are then played for by people who are participants in the cakewalk .  Our tradition at the social is for all cake winners to share all the cakes won at the cake walk at a big yummy cake eating fest as one of the very best parts of the old time social.  There is always plenty of cakes for everyone.

The Cakewalk will be on Saturday, May 14th after the family dance at 6:30 and just before the main dance at 8pm!

Email Katy the Flower Lady here.

Apr 18 2011

6th Ever L.A. Old Time Social Poster!

Click the Poster for the Social Page