Deep End Sessions

     "Here’s some home-made acoustic music in the old-time tradition, recorded 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."  - David Bunn

Foghorn Stringband live in-house September 17, 2017

     In 2013 I was invited to live at Deep End Ranch, a working citrus and avocado farm in Ventura County, to help David Bunn launch his project Deep End Sessions. I spent two years in Santa Paula at the ranch before moving to Los Angeles, but I'm still a part of the film crew who make these intimate live acoustic concert films. Included below are highlights of the concert films showcasing the finest old-time & regional roots musicians in North America. 


The LA Times on Deep End Sessions, "a warm space that is all about community...something special." 

Joe Hall and Friends live in-house May 6, 2017


Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, and Joe Walsh live in-house April 8, 2017


Beverly Smith & John Grimm live in-house December 3, 2016


The Revelers live in-house February 14, 2016


Chris Luquette, Nick Dumas & Connor Hutteball live in-house November 14, 2015


Trevor Stuart, Travis Stuart, Sabra Guzman & Riley Baugus live in-house May 9th, 2015

- R.I.P. Trevor Stuart -

This is the full concert film of The Stuart Brothers, Sabra Guzman & Riley Baugus, and it is one of the last recorded performances of Trevor Stuart. This film is dedicated to the memory of Trevor Stuart.


Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller live in-house January 31, 2015


Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller live in-house January 31, 2015