Date(s) - Dec. 31, 2019 - Jan. 01, 2020
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Party like it’s 1929 with the SLO County Stumblers at the historic Octagon Barn. The SLO County Stumblers will bring their brand of hard driving traditional old time music to the historic Octagon Barn on New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 6:00 pm with music starting at 7:00 pm and concluding at 9:00 pm with an Appalachian New Year’s countdown.
The SLO County Stumblers are an energetic American string band based here on California’s Central Coast. The band features fiddler Casy Meikle, guitarist Stuart Mason, banjo player Daniel Bohlman, and banjo builder Jerry James on bass. The band formed in 2018 when Meikle returned to California from Middle Tennessee. While living there, the fiddler became steeped in the region’s musical traditions, traveling extensively with a variety of Southern string bands and with buckdancer Thomas Maupin. The Stumblers play hard-driving old time fiddle tunes and spirited songs, heavily influenced by the golden-era string bands of the 1920’s and 30’s. Their performance is filled with humorous stories and banter and is guaranteed to get feet moving across the dance floor.
In the short time since the band’s formation, the Stumblers have stayed busy performing at a variety of folk and bluegrass festivals, square dances, and oldtime fiddler’s conventions, and hosting the annual Pozo Oldtime Music Gathering. Each member contributes a unique role, educating and sharing their love of traditional music and craft.
A portion of sales from this event will benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (www.lcslo.org). Tickets available on Eventbrite or at the door. Local beer and wine will be available for purchase. This is a family friendly event. Children under 12 are free. Dress warmly — it’s a barn. Questions: 805-235-2874
- Doors at 6, music from 7-9 PM
- Tickets online at Eventbrite
- $15 and children under 12 are free
- Local beer and wine will be available for purchase
- This is a family friendly event.
- Band: stumblers.band
- Venue: www.lcslo.org
Octagon Barn, 4400 Octagon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401