From: Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894  
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January 24, 2016

What:  Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys in Concert
Where:  Presidio Chapel, 123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara CA
When:Saturday, February 27th, 8:00 PM
Tickets: $15.00, on-line at:

and at the Presidio office begining on February 10th
Information: (805) 688-9894

Bluegrass By Candlelight with the Very Lonesome Boys

Very Lonesome Boys
The Very Lonesome Boys: David West, Tom Lee, Peter Feldmann, Blaine Sprouse

Santa Barbara folk musician Peter Feldmann is celebrating the beginning of his 54th year of award-winning encounters with American traditional music by hosting an evening of bluegrass by candlelight at the Presido Chapel, 123 E Canon Perdido Street, in downtown Santa Barbara.

"This will be the first opportunity in more than a year to bring these talented guys together for a public performance, and we're all looking forward to sharing some fine songs and tunes with our local fans", Peter says.

Named after the "High, Lonesome Sound" of early bluegrass, The Very Lonesome Boys band features , Peter Feldmann on vocals, mandolin, and guitar with master fiddler Blaine Sprouse with waltzes, breakdowns, and hot fiddle instrumentals. Tom Lee, a fine bassist with many years' experience in bluegrass, traditional jazz, and swing joins David West, banjo and guitar virtuoso to round out this quartet of seasoned professionals.

This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Trust For Historical Preservation. (Trust members are entitled to a discount price for advance tickets sold at the SBTHP offices). Tickets will also be available on-line at Doors open at 7:30 PM


Peter Feldmann has long been a musical mainstay in Santa Barbara and Southern California. Besides actively performing bluegrass and old time music with a variety of groups, Peter is also known as a bluegrass historian, collector, music consultant, teacher, and producer, both of live concerts and radio/tv programs throughout the area. His music has been heard in clubs, concerts, saloons, universities, pre-schools, at weddings, wakes, parties, barn-raisings, calf-ropings, rodeos, auctions, fund raisers, wine tastings and chili cook offs.

Peter founded the Santa Barbara's Old Time Fiddler's Convention (1972), UCSB's Old Time Music Front (1964), and The Bluebird Cafe (1971). Through these and other outlets, he was the first to bring many prominent folk, blues, and bluegrass artists, including Bill Monroe, Mance Lipscomb, The Stanley Brothers, The New Lost City Ramblers, Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, Rose Maddox, the Balfa Brothers, and many others to the Santa Barbara area. Peter also helped others access the music by teaching privately, and in group classes for Santa Barbara Continuing Education, UCSB Extension, and McCabes Guitars. He was the first on the West Coast to produce and market instruction Lps - three on How To Play Country Fiddle, and one each on Clawhammer Banjo, and Maybelle Carter Style Guitar. He still presents lectures on country music history at UCSB, Santa Barbara area libraries, and for various interest groups, festival workshops, etc. In 2006, he presented his monograph titled "The Big bang Of Bluegrass Music" (describing the origins of bluegrass 1938 - 1946) to the worlds first International Music Symposium at the University of Kentucky at Bowling Green. He has also been very active in radio, television, and film work, producing weekly shows on country and bluegrass music over a 21 year period on various commercial and public stations. Peter currently maintains three music-related websites, a music blog, and an entertainment service company, "BlueGrass West!", based in the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California.

Peter performs tunes and songs from the heart of America's musical treasure chest. His shows can include fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Well-known as a historian and teacher, Peter is first and foremost an entertainer, sharing his respect, energy and love for the music with his fellow musicians, friends, and audiences.


[ EDITOR'S NOTE: Peter Feldmann is available for interviews at (805) 688-9894.
For additional photos, click HERE.
See also: Peter Feldmann & Blaine Sprouse ]


                        Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614 * Los Olivos CA 93441 * USA
     +1 805 688-9894 * Cell Phone: 805 350-3918



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