From: Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894  
e-mail: peter@BlueGrassWest.com                              website: www.bluegrasswest.com

December 20, 2019


Categories: Live music; concerts
What: A live concert of bluegrass, country, and American folk music
Who: Peter Feldmann and The Very Lonesome Boys
When: Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Where: Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue,
Los Olivos, California
Admission price: $15 at the door; $12.50 advance (see below.)

Artists’ web site: https://bluegrasswest.com/
Contact: Peter Feldmann, (805) 688-9894 for further information and to arrange artist interviews.

Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys at SY Valley Grange, Los Olivos CA. January 18th, 2020 at 8 PM.

Tom Lee, Peter Feldmann, David West (click on image for high resolution photo.)

Peter Feldmann, the South Coast's long-time champion for folk, old time, and bluegrass music, will bring his friends David West and Tom Lee for their first public concert of 2020 to the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado, in downtown Los Olivos. The show will feature a program of bluegrass and early country standards Refreshments will be availabe during the intermission and will be sold by students from the SY Union High School Drama department.

The concert will take place on Saturday,January 18th, 2020 at 8:00 pm at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Admission is $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased for $12.50 online at:
[ https://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm ] and, begining on January 8th, at the Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang.

Los Olivos resident Peter Feldmann has been a force in the traditional American music world. . 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.

David West is a multi-instrumentalist and multi-stylist, playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin in the VLB, as well as contributing vocal leads and harmonies. A respected producer and the proprietor of Studio Z in Santa Barbara, David has countless recordings to his credit, both as a performer and as a producer. 

Bassist Tom Lee met David when they were both Cache Valley Drifters in the 1970s. Tom brings skill and experience from a wide variety of folk, jazz, rock and classical influences. With Tom’s deep respect for bluegrass and traditional music, his bass playing brings color and a strong, compelling foundation to the music.

VLB Trio
David West, Peter Feldmann, Tom Lee. (click on photo for hi-res version.)

Contact Peter Feldmann at 805 688-9894 or info@BlueGrassWest.com for further information.