Performers

14th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Performer Bios

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Parker Smith (Arizona)

Parker Smith grew up in Washington, he has been playing music ever since he can remember. He started playing shows when he was 12 and has not stopped since. Found old time and traditional music when he was 16 and quickly fell in love with it, When he was 16 he started to get itchy feet and move around, and has spent most his years since then travelling the country picking up songs, traditions, and history wherever he could. In the winter of 2014 he as passing through Arizona when he stumbled across Prescott. He was busking on Whiskey Row when he got convinced to stick around for a while. he has since spent his time gathering 78 rpm records out of the woodwork, playing with local musicians and playing shows around northern Arizona.

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Latimer & Osborn (Los Angeles)

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Old Time Machine (Los Angeles)

We are Old Time Machine, a folk/old-time/bluegrass outfit hailing from the eastern regions of Los Angeles.  OTM is comprised of Amelia Card on guitar, fiddle and vocals and Rosy Nolan on banjo, guitar, autoharp and vocals. Think The Carter Family meets Gillian Welch meets I’m With Her.  They mix sweet harmonies over haunting melodies to the great pleasure of audiences all over the country.

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 :: FRIDAY ::

Dos Valley Trio (San Joaquin Valley)

Harry and Cindy Liedstrand with Terry Barrett are known as the Dos Valley Trio.  Harry and Cindy live in the Diablo Valley of Northern California while Terry Barrett lives in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California.  The heart of their current repertoire comes from their association with outstanding Central Valley musicians like Kenny Hall, Ron Hughey, Otis Pierce, and the Crockett family.

Harry Liedstrand met Kenny Hall in 1967 and started learning traditional fiddle tunes from him.  He played fiddle in the Sweets Mill String Band with Kenny Hall, Jim Ringer, Ron Tinkler and Cary Lung for many years.  The SMSB toured the country with the Portable Folk Festival in 1971.  Harry visited Burl Hammons and Tommy Jarrell in the early 1970’s and continued to collect tunes and learn regional fiddle styles.  His energetic and creative fiddle style has kept him in demand as a performer and teacher of traditional fiddle music.

Terry Barrett met Kenny Hall around 1975 and started playing and learning tunes.  In 1983 Kenny and Terry received a grant to work together under a Maestro/Apprentice program from the California Arts Council. Terry also played and recorded with Kenny Hall and the Long Haul String Band.  That band lived in Ireland, visited the Balfa family in Louisiana, and played in countless hillbilly bars and beer joints throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  After years of close collaboration with Kenny Hall, Terry’s mandolin style has captured Kenny’s “ethos” in an amazing way.

Cindy Liedstrand has played guitar with the Mt. Diablo String Band and with Harry in the Liedstrand Family Band.  Born in Fresno, she started learning banjo and guitar while immersed in the “Fresno sound” created by valley musicians like Kenny Hall, Jim Ringer, Ron Tinkler, and local jam sessions.  With the Dos Valley Trio she plays back up guitar on inspired versions of tunes and songs learned while living in Fresno, CA.

The Dos Valley Trio showcases rare fiddle tunes, songs learned in the Central Valley, and traditional old-time favorites.  Come hear these Jewels of the San Joaquin and enjoy the sounds that have evolved from California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Casy Meikle & Austin Derryberry  (Tenessee)

Casy Meikle and Austin Derryberry first met in Middle Tennessee amidst the region’s rich string band tradition. Before the two were well acquainted, they were regularly competing against one another in fiddle contests throughout the South.

Austin, a native of Bedford County, Tennessee, was born into a musical family and began playing fiddle at a young age. Heavily influenced by the old time fiddlers of his home state, he excelled in his knowledge of the instrument and acquired a strong repertoire of traditional tunes. Casy was first introduced to oldtime music after being given a fiddle in high school on the west coast. He moved to Middle Tennessee shortly thereafter, quickly making close friends within the regional oldtime music community and learning the distinct styles of the American string band traditions.

The two became close friends, frequently traveling together and separately between groups: Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Holler Hootenanny, the Hogslop String Band, the Bells Bend String Band and the SLO County Stumblers. They accompanied buckdancer, Thomas Maupin, to Washington DC for his 2017 acceptance of the NEA Heritage Fellowship Award, and together began visiting instrument maker, Gene Horner, of Cumberland County, Tennessee, whotaught them both to build fiddles.

The two will be performing together and offering workshop at the 2019 Los Angeles Old Time Social.

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Have More Fun Stringband (Los Angeles)

The Have More Fun Stringband plays hard driving dance tunes, crooked gems, and sings gospel and country songs with force. Two-time 1st Place Band winners at the Goleta Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, this year they were the opening band on the Convention’s main stage.  They have also performed at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, Long Beach Folk Festival, The Autry Museum of the American West.
Fiddle – Ben Guzman
Mandolin – Dee Farnsworth
Guitar – Laura Osborn
Bass – Dave Baine
https://www.facebook.com/havemorefunstringband
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FRIDAY NIGHT HOUSE BAND:

Frank Fairfield and Temple Street Quartet

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 :: SATURDAY ::

CALLERS:

James Hutson + Friends

BANDS:

Dos Valley Trio

Casy Meikle & Austin Derryberry