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7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Concert
The Velaslavasay Panorama
Los Angeles, CA
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7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Concert
Friday, May 18
8pm
$15 {$13 VPES Members}
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The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA
90007

For more information about the other Old Time Social events visit: http://oldtimeisagoodtime.com/?page_id=977

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The Iron Leg Boys:

The Iron Leg Boys, from eastern and central West Virginia, play old-style string band music and fiddle tunes unique to their home state.  Since forming more than ten years ago, the group has played cakewalks, family reunions, house dances, weddings, flatfoot contests, concerts and bar gigs across the state.  They have appeared on the Augusta and Clifftop stages, and the November release of their long-awaited first recording has helped expose the band, along with a unique repertoire of West Virginia fiddle tunes, to a wider audience.

Andy FitzGibbon of Elkins, Ben Townsend of Jones Spring, and Matt Metz of Harpers Ferry handle fiddle, banjo, and guitar duties respectively.  For the L. A. Old Time Social, Matthew McElroy of Athens, Ohio, (who is, conveniently, also named Matt) will take over guitar duties.

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The Driftwood Singers:

The Driftwood Singers unassumingly take the stage and sing songs that could have been written ages ago but were more likely written in the last few weeks.  Just barely in their 20s The Driftwood Singers are prolific writers immersed in the folk tradition building on songs and stories that at their heart are observations of the human condition in all it's gruesome variations and beautiful splendor.Constantly on the road since beginning the band nearly two years ago at the age of 19, playing all over the country and Canada, The Driftwood Singers are quite a surprising contrast to what one might expect from two kids born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles.   They prove that one can love the Carter Family and traditional music and still be firmly in the present with songs as vibrant and alive as any we've heard and an attitude that embraces the anti-elitist and DIY ethos of the punks we love

Their debut, 5-song EP, Look! beautifully exemplifies their determination. After experimenting with some big studios and becoming frustrated with the intervals of multi-tracking and the stale output of Protools, they decided one night to pare everything down to its stark essence and begin recording it on a Sony Walkman which they did by laying it on their living room table and pressing record.  What's captured is the immediacy of their performances and what they call  "the transparency of sound".

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Modal Tease String Band:

Modal Tease String Band has been playing old tunes for new times since 2009. We grew out of the Los Angeles old time music scene, where folks meet regularly to jam and share tunes "around the campfire."

Our penchant for modal tunes brought us together, and our fascination with obscure, crooked fiddle and banjo tunes sealed the deal. While rooted in and respectful of old time traditions, we're flexible, adventurous, and versatile. If it feels old, is foot-tappingly addictive, musically interesting, or begs for tight vocal harmonies, odds are we want to perform it. And so our motto is Music From Appalachia and Beyond.

Modal Tease is made up of Belinda Thom on the Devil's Box (fiddle), Cliff Latimer on mandolin, Jim Hamilton on clawhammer banjo, Lawrence Ullman on standup bass, and Stephen Schauer on guitar. Recently, they won awards at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Competition and the GoletaOld-Time Fiddlers Convention. In December 2011, they released their first CD, Aggravatin' Beauty.

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The Velaslavasay Panorama (View)
1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States


Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Country
Music > Rockabilly

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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