The Pretty Good String Band Jam

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Weekly on Wednesday (view full repeat details)
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; Wednesday, July 10, 2019; Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Verified (view event history)
Bev Allen

This jam session is open to acoustic stringed instruments. We will consider other acoustic instruments on a case-by-case basis: please contact Bev Allen (see above) for more details.

This is primarily a song circle, where each participant brings a couple of songs of his own choosing, distributes copies to the group, and we play through them. Beginners are welcome. Guitars, dulcimers, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica and autoharp are the most common instruments. We also sing and harmonize (a lot!)

We are open to playing all kinds of acoustic music, although in the past we've tended towards folk, old-time, traditional, Western, and gospel. We also play on occasion Celtic, old standards, and bluegrass - just depends on who shows up on any given night.

We occasionally are asked to perform, and we do, but that's not our primary purpose.

Our main goals are to have fun, provide some free entertainment for our community, and improve our skills. This is NOT a deadly SERIOUS jam. We accept and respect everyone - no room for 'showboats' here. So leave your ego at home!


Community United Methodist Church
202 S. 6th St.
Westcliffe, CO 81252
United States
mrktlr's picture
Springfield ,Illinois
United States

Member since
August 29, 2009
Bluegrass music also

Bluegrass music also features a tradition of jamming. Bluegrass jams happen in the parking lots and campgrounds of bluegrass festivals, in music stores, bars and restaurants and on hosting Bluegrass jams tend to be segregated by the skill level of the players. Slow jams for beginners provide an entry point. Open bluegrass jams are open to all comers, however, the players in an open jam will expect a certain level of proficiency.register domain The abilities to hear chord progressions and keep time are prerequisite; the ability to play improvised leads that contain at least a suggestion of the melody is desired.dedicated server Jams that require advanced musical proficiency are generally private, by-invitation events.

Submitted by mrktlr on Sat, 2009/08/29 - 12:40am.

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