From: Peter Feldmann
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894
e-mail: peter@BlueGrassWest.com website: www.bluegrasswest.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2019
Categories: Live music; concerts
Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys at SY Valley Grange, Los Olivos CA. February 23rd 2019 at 8 PM.
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 a rare appearance at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamado Pintado, in downtown Los Olivos. The show, to be held on Saturday, June 22nd, at 8 PM, will feature a program of bluegrass and early country standards. Feldmann and friends, known as the Very Lonesome Boys, will be joined by guest fiddler Steve Rosenstein from Los Angeles to add his fiddle stylings to their music.
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, 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.