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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.

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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.

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Chris Luquette & Friends

Saturday, November 9

RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN

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Guitar virtuoso, CHRIS LUQUETTE, returns to Deep End Sessions! And he’s bringing his friends and his first solo CD - OMG! Chris is is guitarist for Frank Sollivan & Dirty Kitchen. He is one of the hardest working musicians originally from the Seattle music scene. Now living in Brooklyn, New York, you'd be hard pressed to find another musician in their 20's seamlessly switching from International Music to Jazz and from Rock to Old-time and Bluegrass so comfortably. He has even studied Brazilian Jazz with Seattle based legendary Brazilian Musician, Jovino Santos Neto. Chris Luquette, is 2012 IBMA Instrumental Momentum winner!

Chris will conduct a guitar workshop before the concert at 1:00

MADDIE WITLER joins Chris on Mandolin. - originally from LaCrescenta, CA! Maddie picked up the mandolin when she was 14 and fell in love with the instrument and bluegrass music. Maddie attended the Berklee College of Music from 2010-2014. Maddie met her band mates in the Lonely Heartstring Band while at Berklee, and has been a member of the band since it began in 2012. Over the years she has also performed with folks like Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, Molly Tuttle, and many others. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Maddie will offer an mandolin workshop at 1:00

MAX JOHNSON fills out the trio on bass. Harvesting the wild energy and joy of free jazz and bluegrass, bassist and composer Max Johnson approaches his music with love and authenticity. Creating complex worlds of sound, Johnson challenges his listeners to engage deeply and be rewarded with a complete musical experience that is always jubilantly crafted with care and clarity.Max Johnson currently tours with Nefesh Mountain and the Gina Furtado Project. Max also has a prolific recording history, having released nine albums under his own name, and has played on over thirty records. In 2012 and 2014 was voted No.2 Bassist of the Year and No. 5 Musician of the Year in El Intruso's International Critics Poll.

CONCERT, DINNER, AFTER PARTY & JAM $45 adults, $20 artists <30, $10 students, $5 kids <18

GUITAR WORKSHOP WITH CHRIS LUQUETTE - 1 PM
MANDOLIN WORKSHOP WITH MADDIE WITLER - 1 PM

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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

 

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Watch a few of our concert films

 

Blake Miller & The Old-Fashioned Aces - J’ai Fait Mon Idée

Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces feature Amelia Biere on vocals in this performance of J’ai Fait Mon Idée, by Shirley Bergeron. Amelia Biere is the 2019 Cajun French Music Association Female Vocalist of The Year! Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces is Blake Miller, accordion, fiddle & vocals; Amelia Biere, guitar & vocals; and AJ Srubas, fiddle. This short film documents part of a live acoustic concert at Deep End Sessions on January 19, 2019, in front of a full house. Stay tuned for the Full Concert Film. Directed & Produced by David Bunn; Audio by Stephen Schauer; Camera by Stephen Schauer, Alex Blair, Cody Edison & Antione Midat; Editing by Alex Blair & David Bunn. © Deep End Sessions 2019


Steam Machine - Full Concert

Steam Machine performs an all acoustic concert performance in front of a full house. This is the FULL CONCERT, RT 1:19:27 - Live at Deep End Sessions, September 22, 2018. Steam Machine is AJ Srubas, fiddle; Aaron Tacke, banjo & vocals; Rina Rossi, guitar & vocals; Nokosee Fields, bass. Watch in full 1080 HD and listen with good speakers or headphones. © Deep End Sessions 2019


Foghorn Stringband - Only The Lonely

Reeb Willms leads Foghorn in this Hazel Dickens classic, Only The Lonely. This was part of a live all acoustic performance by the band as part of the Deep End Sessions concert series, September 17, 2017. This was a very high energy concert in front of a packed audience in the living room of a California farmhouse. Reeb Willms, lead vocals & guitar; Caleb Klauder, mandolin & harmony vocals; Stephen "Sammy" Lind, fiddle & harmony vocals;  Nadine Landry, bass. 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 live concert film is Directed & Produced by David Bunn. Audio recording/mixing Stephen Schauer.  Cameras Stephen Schauer, Cody Edison, Alex Blair & Amanda Vincelli. Edited by David Bunn & Alex Blair. Watch in 1080 HD and listen to hifi audio with good speakers or headphones. © Deep End Sessions 2019.


Lee Highway Blues - Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller perform the classic, Lee Highway Blues (G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter, 1929). Jesse’s really on FIRE with this one! Jesse & Emily performed an all acoustic, intimate, live concert to a full house at Deep End Sessions, January 13, 2018. © Deep End Sessions 2018. Deep End Sessions is proud to have recorded Jesse Milnes & Emily MIller’s duo record in 2015. The CD sold out it’s original 1000 copy run and is now in its second printing. The CD is available from the musicians directly at www.emmyandjesse.com and from CD baby. Film & CD Directed & Produced by David Bunn. Audio by Stephen Schauer. Cameras Stephen Schauer (DP), Cody Edison & Alex Blair. Edited by David Bunn & Alex Blair. © Deep End Sessions 2018


Undone in Sorrow - Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller perform the classic "Undone In Sorrow," by Olla Belle Reed. Emily Miller’s vocals really soar on this one. This a live concert and part of the Deep End Sessions house concert series, Jan. 18, 2018. © Deep End Sessions 2019


The Hens Aren’t Laying / Jesse Legé, Joel Savoy & Cajun Country Revival

Cajun Country Revival LIVE at Deep End Sessions! Our Summer Solstice concert June, 2018 with the great Jesse Legé, Joel Savoy, Nadine Landry and Stephen “Sammy” Lind. The Cajun Country Revival performed a super high energy concert to a packed house (our largest audience ever!). "The Hen’s Aren’t Laying” a traditional tune that Jesse recalls hearing on 78rpm in the 1940s, was the finalé to the evening. Directed and Produced by David Bunn. Audio by Stephen Schauer. © Deep End Sessions 2018


Foghorn Stringband

Foghorn Stringband Live - The Concert Film Set 2 - the powerful conclusion to this amazing concert. This film is MAGIC! 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 2 of the Complete Concert Film. Set 1 is also posted. Directed & Produced by David Bunn. Audio recording/mixing Stephen Schauer. Cameras Stephen Schauer, Cody Edison, Alex Blair & Amanda Vincelli. Edited by David Bunn & Alex Blair. 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.


CALEB KLAUDER & REEB WILLMS

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.