winter jam????

Discussion in 'Music on the Hill' started by norseman, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. norseman

    norseman Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I was just thinking at work today that it would be fun to have a winter jam session or even a regular monthly or more jam session to help bring up the next generation of rollag pickers. beginner level and up with maybe some of the older crew who would be willing and patient enough to help. Not alot of young folks involved and many who do not know where to start, myself included sometimes. It would really help if there was some sort of list of "standard" songs in the old time, bluegrass, gospel, classic country, in the spirit of the hill type stuff.
    Is there anything like this already going on? I havent gone down the MBOTMA road, it seems like 99% of that all happens in the twin cities.
    lots of ideas rolling around today, any input here ?? post or PM me, maybe we could get something going on. happy new years! Paul.
  2. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I myself am not a musician, just a techie :). I do however think that this is an excelect idea and would be willing to help out all I can with any tech stuff. Great Idea Paul, Thanks for getting the ball rolling.
  3. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I don't know what "MBOTMA" means, so I will take your word for it that it happens in the Twin Cities:rof:

    Sounds like you could be onto something, if you can get enough folks interested! Maybe Tim will stop by here and point you in the right direction as to who to contact to get something started!

    Good luck Paul, and Happy New Year!
  4. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Mark MBOTMA is Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association.
  5. s.d. jon

    s.d. jon Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member


    There is a group that gets together in the Fergus Falls Mall the 1st Sunday of every month for a jam session. On average there are a dozen or so people who play a variety of music (gospel, bluegrass, country, etc.) and a variety of instruments. These folks have been getting together for 18 or so years and last we heard, have only missed one Sunday! Some of them have played at the Blacksmith shop at Rollag. There is also part of this group and others that play the 3rd Thursday of each month at "The Spot" in downtown Fergus Falls, and they play mostly Keltic music. We've been to listen to them several times at the mall and it's a lot of fun. They seem to welcome new musicians, and always love more of an audience.:thumb:
  6. norseman

    norseman Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    hmm I knew about the celtic jam but didnt know about the jam in the mall..might have to sneak over there, fergus falls is dooable..
    there is a monthly jam in erhard mn but they shut it down for the winter, nobody wanted to drive in the crap....
  7. dachtera

    dachtera Videographer/Web Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Not sure I have much to add on top of what's been added. I'm a techie myself. Seems the music talent stuck with cousin Nick and Gramma.

    I do know we need more musicians in the TMB during the show. Need more music for the DVD!
  8. Ted Knack

    Ted Knack Junior Poster

    Hi Tim, Seeing you live in Cottage Grove We have a concertina Club that meets the last Wedesday of the month at the Red Barn. We also play a few dances at the VFW in So.St.Paul.We have a 15 min. meeting and than Jam till 10.00.Starts after 7.00. Ted
  9. OTFiddle

    OTFiddle Junior Poster

    There's an acoustic old-time jam at the Red Raven, 2nd Thursday of the month, in Fargo. And one in Detroit Lakes at the Holmes Theatre. Common old time tunes that get played include Red Wing, Soldier's Joy, Flop Eared Mule, St. Ann's Reel, Angeline the Baker, Cripple Creek, Country Waltz, Liberty, Ringnesin, Barlow Knife, Jenny Lind Polka. If you need tab or chords, or want to practice your chops, here is a link to one good site that has these tunes and more...
  10. norseman

    norseman Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    hey otfiddle.. I get to partake in the holmes theatre jam, I work night shift so evenings during the week dont work so well...Might be a few of us for kids day, come join us@!
    craig mattson likes this.

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