Old Time Music Jam
Artichoke Community Music
Martha Stone
Artichoke Community Music School: Classroom Front (South)
Saturday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Start Date: 1st Saturday
Duration: 2 Hours
End Date: Ongoing

A once monthly old-time jam.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, washtub bass, mandolin or any traditional acoustic instrument and join this jolly group of musicians family style to play and sing old-time songs and tunes. It is homegrown music as it was meant to be and promises to be as enjoyable to the performers as the listeners. Think of old-time music as the precursor or the parent music to bluegrass. Rooted in fiddle tunes from the 19th and early 20th century, it’s what Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley would have heard as children growing up in southern Appalachia. It is ensemble music in that everyone plays and sings together, sorta like in an orchestra. Many regions in the United States have old-time fiddle traditions. Probably the bulk of the tunes played will come from Appalachia or the Ozarks.  We are happy to bring the tradition to Artichoke music.

Jane Keefer will take the lead and keep us going for good-time fun. No expectations on your level of playing. All intruments and comers are welcome. It's a drop in.  Pay at the door.  If you don’t know what old-time music is, no problem, come and learn. All generations ranging from age 10 to 80 plus years old are welcome.