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