Gap Tooth band to play Los Osos and Fiddler’s Convention

Who: Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers
What: Community Music Series
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church in Los Osos
When: Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM (6 PM potluck)
Cost: $10 donation at the door

The Red Barn Community Music Series is proud to present the music of the Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers on Saturday, October 13 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Los Osos. (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

“From the land of hog and hominy, possum and taters, where the whiskey’s made out of corn and the women don’t smell like talcum powder” the Red Barn Music Music Series presents The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers! Old time mountain music done right, by bona fide purveyors of the Americana tradition. Fabulous fiddlin’, driving mandolin, hot banjo and slidin¹ guitar with Michael Mendelson, Peter Feldmann, Jim Wimmer, and Tom Wolverton.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 490 Los Osos Valley Road at
the corner of Pine Ave. The show begins at 7:00 PM, with pot luck supper and pot luck band beginning at 6 PM. No tickets are required but a donation of $10 will be requested at the door.
For more information call 528-4530.


Plus, this received from Linelle Glass:

Hi Peter-
We are very glad you and the other Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers will be able to play at the Fiddlers’ Convention Oct. 14th. It’ll be a great set. Can you include information about this on the Blue Grass West site? If so, thanks.

Web site:
Sunday, October 14, 2007
on the grounds of historic Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta
(10 miles north of Santa Barbara)
A day-long celebration of traditional American folk music.

The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers
The GTMR: Peter Feldmann, Jim Wimmer, Mike Mendelson, Tom Wolverton.

Gilles Apap – photo.

Competiton stage, jam sessions, food, beverages, festival t-shirts.
Noon headliners: Tom and Patrick Sauber

Showcase Stage:
1-1:45 The Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers
2-2:45 The Lone Hill Ramblers
3:00-3:45 Molly’s Revenge
There will be more details about the bands and members on the Web site.
Contact information: Linelle Glass,

I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks. Linelle

About Peter Feldmann

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 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.
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1 Response to Gap Tooth band to play Los Osos and Fiddler’s Convention

  1. Peter [Visitor] says:

    Now, we are indeed a bunch of old-timers. That is to say, we have lived a long, long time to get old and remember the days when “old time music” meant something broader than clones of the Tommy Jarrel Mt. Airy sound. Certainly we play a lot of fiddle tunes, and we enjoy Tommy (and his dan, Ben Jarrell of Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters), but we also love The Skillet Licker sound, developed by Lowe Stokes and Clayton “Pappy” MacMitchen, Eck Robertson, Charlie Poole, and a bunch of others. We also play music from the Carter Family, The Mainers, Tom Ashley, Dr. Smith’s Hoss Hair Pullers, Jimmie Rodgers, and so many others. We have been influenced by so many musicians, we are a mess! We will try to get it all together for these two shows and hope y’all like it.


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