Next Jam - December 5th, 2017, 7-9pm.

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)