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PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jam Session

January was one of our most well attended beginners’ jams to date, and we’re so glad to see so many people excited to learn to play bluegrass! The PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam offers a great opportunity to do just that. This jam is open to all musicians, not only beginners! It is a learning jam, though, to help those who are still learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam. As always, jammers have the option of breaking off into smaller groups to practice what you’ve been learning. 

Please note: this month’s jam is on the FOURTH Wednesday of the month due to facilitator Jef Walter’s schedule and PineCone’s I’m With Her concert on Feb. 20; we’ll be back to third Wednesdays in March.

This month’s featured song will be “White Dove,” a Stanley Brothers waltz that we’ll try in the key of A. Download chord sheets for “White Dove”

Have a new song to suggest, or looking for copies of past handouts? Contact Jef! Participants are also welcome to bring a song or two that you might be able to lead or share with the group, but this is not required.

Songs played at past learning jams include:

  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love
  • Gold Rush
  • Love of the Mountains
  • Shady Grove
  • All the Good Times are Past and Gone
  • Letter from My Darling
  • The Clinch Mountain Backstep
  • Little Cabin Home on the Hill
  • Little Maggie
  • Love Please Come Home
  • The Old Home Place
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Devil’s Dream
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • In the Pines
  • Amazing Grace
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Salt Creek
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Angeline the Baker
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • Big Sandy River
  • Down the Road
  • St. Anne’s Reel
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Jingle Bells

Facilitator Jef Walter is a local musician who plays with Hank Smith & the Beer & Banjos All-Stars (every Tuesday at The Raleigh Times Bar) and other groups; he also mentors The Carolina PineCones youth bluegrass band.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harry’s Guitar Shop
556 Pylon Dr
Raleigh, 27606
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