The monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam is a “circle jam,” where musicians gather in a circle and play together. Tunes are played up to speed and everyone interested in playing bluegrass instruments is welcome.
Facilitated by Russell Johnson, the repertoire includes both instrumentals and vocal songs. Russell is a well known local bluegrass musician who plays with the band Diamond Creek and leads the Bluegrass Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Whether you’re a first-time jammer or a veteran, you’re welcome to learn the tunes and play along, or just listen and observe! However, please note that this is not a “learning” or “slow” jam. If you want to play at a slower tempo you might want to check out our monthly “Beginners’ Jam” at Harry’s Guitar Shop. Regardless, this is a great place to meet other musicians who share your enthusiasm for bluegrass.
Please remember – every jam is different! This jam tends to draw a big crowd, and it is open to musicians of all skill levels. Please help us make sure that newer players feel welcome! Also, big, mixed level jams can be challenging. Patience and kindness are appreciated!
This jam will be held outdoors when weather permits. TransferCo has a beautiful patio, with lots of room for pickers and spectators alike.
The PineCone Bluegrass Jam meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Transfer Co. Food Hall in downtown Raleigh.