PineCone Youth Jam with Tatiana Hargreaves and Joe Newberry

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Sunday, 2018, February 18 - 2:30pm
Presented in partnership with Marbles Kids Museum .
Venue: 
201 E Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Calling all youth musicians - this is a great opportunity to learn to play music together! In addition to learning some techniques and skills specific to playing this month’s featured tune, "Take Me in Your Life Boat" (Flatt & Scruggs), participants jam together on a variety of other songs, too.

Facilitator Tatiana Hargreaves will lead a few songs to get the jam started, then go around the circle to give particpants a chance to choose a song they’d like to play. Participants are also encouraged to bring a prepared song to sing and/or play with the group, but this is not required for participation. Hargreaves will be joined by special guest Lynda Dawson for this month's jam!

For those who don't play an instrument yet, Marbles will have a build your own instrument station set up in Curiosity Square.

Sign up for e-mail updates about programs and opportunities for youth musicians; or call 919-664-8333 x4.

Directions and parking information for Marbles Kids Museum

Downtown Raleigh parking information

PineCone Kid Jam at Marbles logo - overlapping red, green and orange pick-shaped triangles with one instrument neck sticking out from each pick.

About the youth jam facilitator:

Over the past eight years, Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. Since releasing her first solo album Started Out To Ramble in 2009, Hargreaves has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, Tony Trischka, and Michael Daves. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves has demonstrated her skill in both the old time and bluegrass worlds.

She'll be joined this month by special guest Joe Newberry, a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing, as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, fiddling, and singing have delighted audiences around the world. Newberry's songwriting is characterized by the same clean, elegant style as his banjo playing, and his songs are often recorded by artists in the folk and bluegrass world. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” award. In 2013, Newberry shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year “They Called It Music.” Newberry was recently featured on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and Dobro master Jerry Douglas. A noted teacher of traditional music and song, Newberry has taught at numerous camps and festivals, including Ashokan, Pinewoods Camp, Vocal Week and Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center, the Australia National Folk Festival, the Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, and the Bluff Country Gathering. For many years he served as coordinator of Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV. He also teaches at weekend vocal workshops around the country with singing partner Val Mindel. Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. He came to North Carolina as a young man and quickly became an anchor of the incredible music scene in the state. Still going strong more than 30 years later, he does solo and studio work, and plays and teaches at festivals and workshops in North America and abroad.

Songs played at past youth jams have included:

Instrumentals:

  • Angeline the Baker (D)
  • Arkansas Traveler (D)
  • Soldiers Joy (D)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
  • Liberty (D)
  • Old Joe Clark (A)
  • Cripple Creek (A)
  • Salt Creek (A)
  • Cherokee Shuffle (A)
  • Blackberry Blossom (G)
  • Billy in the Lowground (C)

Songs with Lyrics:

  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Long Journey Home
  • I'll Fly Away
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • In the Pines

Newer songs the group has worked:

  • Rabbit Where's Your Mammy (featured song in January 2018)
  • Jingle Bells (featured song in December 2017)
  • Cripple Creek (featured song in November 2017)
  • Old Joe Clark (featured song in October 2017)
  • St. Anne's Reel (featured song in April 2017) - Key of D
  • In the Pines (featured song in March 2017) - Key of G
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep (featured song in Feburary 2017) - Key of A
  • Nine Pound Hammer (featured song in January 2017) - Key of A, Key of C
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn (featured song in December 2016) - Key of G
  • Down the Road (featured song in November 2016) - Key of A
  • Meet Me By the Moonlight (featured song in March 2016) - Key of G, Key of E
  • (A) Worried Man Blues (featured song in February 2016)
  • (D) Swallowtail Jig
  • (G) June Apple
  • (G) Long Journey Home ($2 Bill)
  • (G) Red Clay Halo
Event Type: 
Free to jam participants; included with Marbles admission
Youth fiddle players, mandolin players, and a cello player sit in a circle to jam; jam facilitators Tatiana Hargreaves on fiddle and Lynda Dawson on guitar were also joined by a bass player and another guitar player, and some family members listen to the jam from seats around the circle.