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Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Session

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Players always welcome – ask for Jack Murphy

There’s a growing group of musicians meeting at Aqus every 4th Wednesday from 7-9pm.

Come on down and be part of us. Don’t confuse us with the other great jams at Aqus: Celtic Seisiun, the Open Mic, or the Jazz Open mic

For any newcomers, the concept of the “Bluegrass Jam” is somewhat new to you so I’ve listed a few helpful hints below.


The Ten Jammandments

(adapted from Larry’s List, adjusted slightly for Jack’s)

I. Thou Shalt Tune Thy Instrument.
~ Electronic tuners make this easy.

II. Thou Shalt Keep Steady Rhythm.
~ Count beats if necessary.

III. Thou Shalt Take Turns Choosing Songs.
~Announce the key. Vocalists always choose their key.
~ Choose a song you can complete, and that at least half the jammers know.

IV. Thou Shalt Not Speed.
~ Start songs at a reasonable tempo, and hold it please.

V. Thou Shalt Signal Who Has The Solo.
~ Follow a pattern when taking solo leads.

VI. Thou Shalt Listen To Others.
~ If you can’t hear the lead, consider yourself too loud (and then quiet down).

VII. Thou Shalt Welcome Others.
~ Include everyone in your jam. Help everyone sound as good as they can.

VIII. Thou Shalt Not bring NON bluegrass Instruments to the Jam
~Please leave at home your: flute, trumpet, drums, amp, piano, sax, etc.

IX. Thou Shalt Infrequently Try New Material.
~ Original & different tunes are OK occasionally, but must be easy enough to follow.

X. Thou Shalt Be Considerate Of “new” Pickers.
~ Help beginners.


Jack Murphy
Jam Organizer


September 23
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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