10th Ever LA Old Time Social

Festival of Old Time Music

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00pm

 

The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes back the L.A. Old Time Social for its 10th ever musical variety show.

This year features performances by:

THE GALLUS BROTHERS

BEVERLY SMITH & JOHN GRIMM

RILEY BAUGUS, SABRA GUZMAN, TREVOR & TRAVIS STUART

THE HAPPY NEIGHBOR CLUB

 

Explore the gardens and grounds of The Velaslavasay Panorama to the tune of old and new down home classics. The LA Old Time Social is a three-day event featuring workshops and dances and culminating with the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest May 17th. 

 

The Gallus Brothers sound like a record collection found in the basement of a retired acrobat with a penchant for good old fashioned blues. Devin Champlin savagely syncopates on a reso-phonic guitar, while Lucas Hicks amps it up by playing percussion on a suitcase full of bones, bells and antique tomfoolery. Both are talented multi-instrumentalists and their sets are a mix of country blues, old tin pan alley songs, mandolin and fiddle tunes, and a dash of danger by way of acrobatic antics. They have played across the US and Canada from festival stage to smoky bar, wooing crowds with their fun music, their good humor, and their willingness to jump on a table, stand on each other, and juggle while playing a good old tune from way back when.

 

John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. John Grimm is an award winning fiddler and multi-instrumentalist who has played with many old time bands such as The Georgia Mudcats, The Georgia Potlickers, and Rural Radio Company. He was a recent recipient of the Dr. Gene Wiggins Award in recognition of long and significant contributions to traditional music in N. Georgia. One of the most respected guitar players in old time music today, Beverly Smith is also in demand as a singer, fiddler, and dance caller. Besides her three highly praised recordings of early country duets with mandolinist Carl Jones, her guitar playing has been featured on recordings of fiddlers Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, Tara Nevins and Brad Leftwich, and her singing with Mick Moloney, John Doyle, Laurie Lewis and others.

 

The Happy Neighbor Club loves getting together to explore old-time string band traditions from obscure corners of the globe. The members, all from the greater Los Angeles area, have been playing music since the 1960s in various configurations. Expect to hear an exotic mix of Mexican paso dobles, Hawaiian marches, Italian polkas, Texas rags, Puerto Rican mazurkas, and even a Finnish hummpa.

For full band bios and more information on the concert, visit http://oldtimeisagoodtime.com/?p=1591