Monday, September 16, 2013

Jaffrey Music Jam - September 2013

Each month I get the opportunity to gather with local musicians and crank out a few tunes. The music is acoustic and mostly traditional bluegrass and early country. It is great fun.

In New Hampshire Dave and Ellen Hedman have been running jams since 2009. They have a Facebook page named Monadnock Mountain Music Jaffrey, where they post their events.

In Massachusetts at Dunn State Park in Gardner Mass, folks gather on the first Sunday of the Month to play acoustic music in the visitors center. A wonderful venue with a view of the lake and a roaring fire in the colder months.

Both venues welcome listeners and musicians of all abilities. We've had spoon players, penny whistles, dobros and a variety of banjos, guitars, mandolins and fiddles.

Here a few photos from our Sunday Jam, the last outside jam of the season. Next one will be at Temple Town Hall in October. I will post details on this blog.

Leo plays the 1904 classic "Redwing"

Glad to see Bruce, wonderful on the guitar

Dick noodles around any tune that we play

Dave strikes a typical expression

Dave Hedman, intense concentration

Sarah Jane, introduces us to new music

Sometimes the challenge is picking the song to sing

We had three fiddlers, three or four guitars, two mandolins, three banjos and one giant bass