Charlotte Folk Society Monthly Slow Jam
The Monthly Slow Jam is sponsored by the Charlotte Folk Society (http://www.folksociety.org/) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Generally we meet in Mint Hill on the third Saturday of each month. During the cooler season, October thru March, we'll start at noon in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in the Schoolhouse building, April through September, when it gets warm, we'll move outdoors at the Mint Hill Museum Farmer's Market and start earlier in the morning. While we're out “under the trees,” it may be a good idea to bring along your favorite jamming chair!
Note: In keeping with the historical and compact nature of the museum property, this setting is not ideal for pets, amplified instruments, or unattended children.
Lasting a little over an hour, the Slow Jam is a great place for new players to get comfortable playing with and backing up old time fiddle tunes.
We play a rotating list of tunes, with each month featuring a different key, for example March of 2013 featured tunes in the key of A. By keeping the list short and consistent, if one practices these tunes they know they will get to play them when they come to the jam!
The music, mp3s, and midis are all available on the Slow Jam website, and we would love to have you stop in.
We meet at the Carl J. McEwen Historical Village (http://www.minthillhistory.com/Directions.cfm) located in downtown Mint Hill NC.
Drop in and join us!