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Old Time Music Jam
Time : 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tap your toes, clap your hands and join in on the new Old Time Music Jam
Think of old-time music as the precursor or the parent music to bluegrass. Rooted in fiddle tunes from the 19th and early 20th century, it’s what Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley would have heard as children growing up in southern Appalachia. It is ensemble music in that everyone plays together, sorta like in an orchestra. No solos, no pressure. It’s also dance oriented as many of these fiddle tunes were featured at square dances. Many regions in the United States had old-time fiddle traditions. Probably the bulk of the tunes played will come from Appalachia or the Ozarks.
For further information on old-time music, you may want to read the late Mike Seeger’s explanation by following this link.
David Lynch tackles a definition of old-time music on his website, appropriately named, The Old-Time Music Home Page
There are two ways you can join in the fun: Come and listen! The musicians will be happy to answer questions.
Come and play! No expectations on your level of playing. All comers are welcome. If you don’t know what old-time music is, no problem, come and learn. For more information on the group, please contact Kirk Hunter or Dean Barber. There is also a Facebook group, where messages about the jam and other old time music opportunities are listed.