PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

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Wednesday, 2017, October 18 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
556 Pylon Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606

The PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam is open to all musicians, and it is specifically for those who are learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. This month, facilitator Jef Walter will lead the group in two new songs that include some minor chords: "Down the Road" (key of A) and the instrumental "St. Anne's Reel" (key of D). Download chord sheets for "Down the Road" and "St. Anne's Reel"

This is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam.

Songs played at past learning jams include:

  • 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

Facilitator Jef Walter is a local musician who plays bass and guitar with Charles Pettee & the Iron Mountain Messengers and other groups; he also mentors The Carolina PineCones, a local youth bluegrass band.

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