Next Jam - April 2nd, 2019, 7-9pm.

Dec 8, 2010

Benefit dance for: American Cancer Society/Relay for Life of Haddam-Killingworth

Grab Your Partner, Swing 'er Round, Promenade and Help Stamp Out Cancer!

Come leave your inhibitions behind and join us for a good ole time with "CT Old Timey Acoustic Jam!" All musicians welcome, even if you haven't come to the jam. We'll be playing common old time tunes that we've played at the jam.

Where: First Congregational Church, Haddam, CT               
When: Saturday, January 15, 2010, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Caller: Bob Livingston
Donation: $15 Adult; $10 Child (under 12) or $40 per family

Location Information:
905 Saybrook Rd.
Haddam, CT 06438

"Breakin' Up Christmas" by Bruce Molsky and Mike Seeger

Nov 16, 2010

Crow Creek - cross tuned AEAE

Here's an AEAE tune called Crow Creek and it's pretty easy to pick up. Listen to Andy Reiner play the tune. He learned this tune from Rachel Maloney & Chris Turner. Thanks Andy!

Oct 21, 2010

Hawks and Eagles

Here's a favorite jam tune called Hawks and Eagles, key of D. Played by Alan Kaufman, a terrific old time fiddler and author of the book/CD "Beginning Old Time Fiddle". Try it!

Sep 15, 2010

What is Old Timey Music?

Many of the people attending our jam have no idea what this means. There are some great explanations (although lengthy) on the web such as What is Old Time Music?wiki/Old-time Music and Old Time Music.
The best explanation is shown in the video clip from a documentary called "Why Old Time".  This film looks at the living heritage of music from the mountains of Appalachia that has spread all across the world.

Squirrel Heads and Gravy by Chris Germain.

Sep 13, 2010

Jam on Tuesday, 9/14/10

Great turnout at our first jam in July.
Come join the fun at The Pineloft Cafe on the Berlin Turnpike in Berlin, CT on the 2ND TUESDAY in September - September 14 from 7-9 pm. BUT starting at 6 pm, we will have a slow jam to let folks learn and practice some tunes at a slow pace. Bring those fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, whatever and come on down and jam for a couple of hours. Acoustic only - no amps please. All ages and levels welcome. Come early for a bite to eat and a beer (excellent food) and then get ready to tune up those instruments and play some foot-stompin' old timey music. Here's a list of tunes that we'll choose from during the slow jam. Feel free to suggest your favorite tune!

Angeline the Baker (D)   Arkansas Traveler (D)   Barlow Knife (D)   Buck Mountain (D)

Cherokee Shuffle (A)or(D)   Chinese Breakdown (D)   Colored Aristocracy (G)

Cluck Old Hen (Adorian)   Flop Eared Mule (D/A)   Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (D)

Golden Slippers (G)    Grey Cat on an Old TN Farm (D)  Kitchen Girl (Dm)

Liberty (D)   Mississippi Sawyer (D)  Old Molly Hare (D)   Over the Waterfall (D)

Saint Anne's Reel (D)  Sals Got Mud Between her Toes (D)  Sandy Boys (A)

Seneca Square Dance (D)  Shove the Pigs Foot a Little Further in the Fire (G)

Squirrel Heads & Gravy (G)  Soldier's Joy (D)   Turkey in the Straw (G)

Uncle Joe aka Hop High Ladies (G)  Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)