August 29, 2016
What: The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers in Concert
Where: S.Y. Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos CA
When: Saturday, September 17th, 8:00 PM
Tickets: http://www.bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm $15.00
Info: 805 688-9894
Click on photos for hi-res. version.
Peter Feldmann, Jim Wimmer, Michael Mendelson, Tom Wolverton. (Apap photo)
The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers will reconvene for their first full length concert in many years at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall in Los Olivos on Saturday, September 17th at 8:00 PM.
"This will be the first opportunity in many years to bring these talented guys together, and we're all looking forward to sharing some fine songs and tunes with our local fans", Peter says. "Every member of the GTMR is an accomplished old time musician in their own right. Put them together and you've got an event that will set country music back by 80 years." With fiddles, banjos, guitars and mandolin, the GTMR play fiddle tunes, banjo breakdowns, heart songs and old ballads with an energetic abandon.
The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers include: singer and multi-instrumentalist, Peter Feldmann who has been presenting bluegrass, folk, string band, and related musics throughout the West since the early 1960's, and is known as the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention. The fine fiddling of James Wimmer, from Santa Barbara, California drives the melodies. A respected violinmaker [http://www.jameswimmer.com ], Wimmer played old-time fiddle professionally in Europe from 1971 to 1979. He has an extensive repertoire of unusual fiddle tunes and old songs gleaned from out-of-print vinyl and oral sources. Tom Wolverton has been playing clawhammer 5-string banjo for over 40 years. A member of many old-time string bands over the years, Tom also plays old-time guitar and mandolin. He loves to sing the old songs rooted in the mountains of the southeastern US. After many years as a bluegrass guitarist and singer, Michael Mendelson added the fiddle to his instrumental accomplishments. Michael plays a variety of styles, from old-timey and bluegrass to Texas-style and swing to New England and Cape Breton. Michael is a composer of some note and has released two CDs of original fiddle tunes ranging from old-timey and bluegrass to jazz and a tango! Visit his web site at: [ www.SlidingScaleMusic.com ] .
Advance tickets, priced at $15.00, are now available on-line at
[ http://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm ], and at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang, starting Monday, September 5th. Tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the show, beginning at 7:30 PM. Information phone line: 805 688-9894
[ EDITOR'S NOTE:
Peter Feldmann is available for interviews and questions at (805) 688-9894.]
Additional photos (click on pic for hi-res copy.)
Both pics, L-R: Peter Feldmann, Jim Wimmer, Michael Mendelson, Tom Wolverton (Apap photos)