Here’s some home-made acoustic music in the old-time and roots traditions, performed in the living room of a California farm house we call “the lodge.” Built in 1908, the old wooden walls, beamed celling and old rugs of the living room seem to have some rather wonderful sonic characteristics. We think you will agree. 

Just north of Los Angeles, at Deep End Ranch in the middle of a lemon farm, we’re gathering a collection of old-time music from some of the finest musicians today in the tradition. 

The old-time music presented here isn’t your parent’s version of the genre, exactly. While it’s practitioners are fully steeped in the tradition and conscious of being keepers of the flame, they offer new arrangements of traditional tunes, new contexts for rare and authentic tunes, and their own compositions in keeping with tradition stretching back into 18th and 19th century America. These musicians are part of a contextual shift acknowledging that this music not only comes from a rural base, but now finds itself squarely in the middle of urban popular culture as well. 

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David Bunn has created a warm space that is all about community.

- LA Times

In January of this year, Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller settled into the Deep End for a residency. When they left, they had one of the best souvenirs imaginable -- a record.

- The Bluegrass Situation


Los texmaniacs

SATURDAY, December 8



We are particularly thrilled and honored to present the amazing Grammy Winners, Los TexManiacs, direct from San Antonio 

Let’s talk about Crossing Borders... borders between Mexico and the US... borders between music styles such as Conjunto Tejano Roots music, Country Americana, Blues, Jazz & Rock. Sharing a Taste of Texas-TexMex music & Culture, this very special all acoustic concert will be our Holiday Show & Holiday Dinner, After Party and Jam! 

This band is going to blow your minds!

Their brand new record is out from
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Smithsonian Folkways is proud to release Cruzando Borders from the GRAMMY Award-winning conjunto group Los Texmaniacs, including dynamic feature performances from fellow GRAMMY winners Lyle Lovett, Rick Fuentes and Rick Treviño. This new 2018 release is the band's third album for the label, following 2012's 'Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds' and 2009's 'Borders y Bailes.' On the 14-song 'Cruzando Borders,' Los Texmaniacs remain close to their conjunto roots, and the result is a joyous, poignant work that grows in meaning with each listen. The release is a fitting addition to Smithsonian Folkways' 70th year anniversary celebration. The CD will be available at the show and would certainly make a great holiday gift for any and all music lovers on your holiday list.

Join us along with 80 lucky music lovers for an intimate, all acoustic evening in the living room at Deep End Ranch. Concert, Dinner, After Party & Jam


Watch a few of our concert films

Foghorn Stringband

Here it is! A year in the making - Foghorn Stringband Live - The Concert Film Set 1. Filmed live at Deep End Sessions, September 17, 2017. This was a very high energy concert in front of a packed audience in the living room of a California farmhouse. Caleb Klauder, mandolin & vocals; Reeb Willms, guitar & vocals; Nadine Landry, bass & vocals; Stephen "Sammy" Lind, fiddle & vocals; . One of the finest American Old-time stringbands performing today. All acoustic house concerts and house dances like this are one of the ways old-time stringband music was originally experienced. It still is so today at Deep End Sessions. This is Set 1 of the Complete Concert Film, Directed & Produced by David Bunn. Audio recording/mixing Stephen Schauer. Set 2 coming soon! Watch in 1080 HD and listen to hifi audio with good speakers or headphones. © Deep End Sessions 2018

Rayna Gellert

This is a live recording of Rayna Gellert performing the old time fiddle tune, Glory In The Meetinghouse, as part of an all acoustic Deep End Sessions concert before a full house. Luther Strong’s version of the tune was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1937. Despite what might be inferred from the title, the tune apparently has no connections with hymnody, although Jeff Titon says “the C and B’ parts suggest the excitement of ‘shouting’ (getting happy, feeling the Spirit) in a church.” According to musicologist Jeff Titon, Hiram Stamper told Bruce Greene that "Glory in the Meetinghouse" was a contest tune that he originally learned from Bev Baker, a notorious figure but an influential fiddler. Stamper also indicated the tune was known to other fiddlers at the time and that Baker had played it in the 1919 Berea fiddle contest. Luther Strong says, “I won $500 on this tune” at the end of his LC AFS field recording. The tune has similarities to the bluegrass composition “Jerusalem Ridge.” See The Traditional Tune Archive. Live film audio by Stephen Schauer. Directed by David © 2018 Deep End Sessions.

The Revelers

In 2016, The Revelers performed two live, house concert/dances at Deep End Sessions in Southern California on two very special evenings - first on Valentines and again on the Summer Solstice! This film is edited from both of those performances. The concerts were mostly all acoustic in the early tradition of how this music and dance form began in Southwest Louisiana... in the house! The Revelers are Grammy Nominated Super Group, consisting of members, Blake Miller, Chas Justus, Glenn Fields, Eric Frey, Daniel Coolik and The Chris Miller. Deep End Sessions is honored to call The Revelers our 2016 House Band! Enjoy in full 1080 HD and with good speakers/headphones.


Duo, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms perform the Buck Owens classic, There Goes My Love, in an all acoustic live concert in the living room of a California farmhouse as part of the Deep End Sessions series, December 9, 2017. Reeb Willms, vocals & guitar; Caleb Klauder, vocals & mandolin.