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!