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PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jam Session

The PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam offers a great opportunity for people who want to learn to jam. 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. 

This month, participants will have the chance to review past songs and to ask questions about any songs that you want to improve ahead of this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass. There will be a lot of opportunities to jam in downtown Raleigh the last week of September – challenge yourself to bring your instrument to the PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Imurj, which welcomes musicians of all skill levels and has breakout space for different players. The jam facilitator and some of the regulars look forward to seeing new faces at the bluegrass jam – and you’ll probably surprise yourself! 

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:

  • Salty Dog Blues
  • I’m On My Way Back to the Old Home
  • Big Sciota
  • White Dove
  • 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. Sam Stage plays fiddle and sings with The Carolina PineCones.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harry’s Guitar Shop
556 Pylon Dr
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