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My first solo fiddle CD "Big Fancy" is officially available!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I’m so excited to announce that my debut solo CD “Big Fancy” is now available. This project has been percolating for a long time and, to my astonishment, it’s finally done! Yay!


If you have any interest in a straight-up instrumental old-time album chock full of classics as well as some genuine rarities, then you’ll really dig it. There’s a ton of fiddle and quite a lot of banjo on the recording, in a variety of tunings. I drew my repertoire from Kentucky, West Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. 


For the fiddlers out there, I've recorded tunes from Edden Hammons, Tommy Jarrell, Mel Durham, John Lusk, Dennis McGee, Dave Bing, Will Adam, Alonzo Janes, Bruce Greene, Jim Bowles and more! Much of my bowing style draws from the patterns and bow rocking techniques found in the playing of Jarrell, Hammons, Sauber, Gellert, Wine, Molsky, Durham, Martin, Leftwich and a few others! I am a total bowing geek!!


For the banjo pickers out there, clawhammer, 2-finger and 3-finger styles are all represented! I recorded with banjos made by Jason Romero, Kevin Enoch, Bart Reiter, Bob Flesher and Jeff Menzies. Some of these banjos can also be heard on the Dan Gellert CD/DVD set that I produced and released earlier this year.


"Big Fancy" features 21 tracks and comes with a 24-page booklet that contains in-depth liner notes, photographs and artwork. Here’s the track listing:


-Uncle Tom and the Wolves

-Cripple Creek

-Going to the Free State

-Big Fancy

-Flannery’s Dream

-Kate’s Got a Wooden Leg

-Big Hoedown

-Over the Mountain

-Davy Come On Back and Act Like You Ought To

-Alonzo Janes

-Washington’s March


-Old Bunch of Keys



-Kiss Me Quick, My Papa’s A-Comin’

-Jingle at the Window, Tidy-O

-Peter Francisco

-Spanish Fandango

-Happy Hollow & Jack’s Creek Ridge

-Boating Up Sandy


Check it out if you get a chance! We had a ton of fun making it and I'd love to hear what you think!





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David Bragger is a full-time instructor of old-time fiddle, banjo and guitar. David has taught online and in-person for over 15 years. His ability to clearly illustrate bowing and rhythmic improvisation is treasured among students across the globe. Having learned from older generation musicians, David strongly values the personal relationship between teacher and student when learning this wonderful traditional art form. Teaching old-time music privately online and at festival/camp workshops is his life’s passion. David directs the UCLA Old-Time String Band Ensemble and is the artistic director of the Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention now in its 49th year. David is also the founder of the Old-Time Tiki Parlour where he documents old-time musicians from around the country including Kirk Sutphin, Brad Leftwich, The Stuart Brothers, Dan Gellert, Bruce Molsky, Paul Brown, Spencer & Rains and the list goes on! The Tiki Parlour recording label has become a modern old-time institution through its acclaimed releases of CDs, DVDs, books and online videos. David’s writing has been featured in Strings magazine, tons of liner notes and in multiple 78RPM reissue projects with JSP records. David’s fiddling and banjo playing can be heard on various CDs including “Holy Smoke” with Rafe Stefanini, “King’s Lament: Old Time Fiddle Duets” with his student Susan Platz, his debut solo album “Big Fancy,” “Millport” with Greg Graffin and the soundtrack to the western film “Gone are the Days.”  Needless to say, his passion for old-time is immeasurable and teaching this music is his greatest love.

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