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West Side Acoustic Jam

Hey you West-Siders -- Bring your ACOUSTIC instruments to the Lehrer on the third Saturday of every month for Chuck Gilman's West Side Acoustic Jam!

If you're looking for a mellow blend of acoustic sounds, this is the perfect place to meet like-minded musicians.

All inclusive!  Minors welcome!

All styles of music, all instruments -- everybody is welcome!

Bring along a song or two that you feel are jam-friendly, and join in the fun!

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  • Michael

    Hey! We didn't sound half bad! Recording quality's not great, but...

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Kim B.

      "Wagon Wheel" was nice

      February 8, 2014

  • Rich J.

    Thank you much, Chuck, and all...

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Chuck, will there be a piano at the jam location? Interested in going, all I can do is sing and play the keys though.

    January 8, 2014

    • Chuck G.

      Hi Keenan. We had a guy show up at this last jam with a keyboard and a small amp. He fit in very well in the mix. If you have something like that, you're welcome to come join us and see how well it works. The main idea is to keep the volume low enough that we can still hear the acoustic instruments.

      January 19, 2014

  • Chuck G.

    Thanks everyone. It was a great jam. We had fun!

    January 19, 2014

  • Kim B.

    I thought that the keyboards and accordion were a nice add to the mix of rich sounds already including a cellist and flutes in addition to the guitarists. It's quite an experience!

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • christine

    Great as usual. It's good seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Thank you Chuck for keeping this going.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Vern D

    Chuck thanx for you hard work. David. Many many thanx for the jump start!!!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Michael

    I've been trying to whip my pile of tabs into some semblance of order tonight, so I threw together a list of songs I think have worked well at jams past. If people have stuff they want to add to the list, please do. Link to google docs below.

    2 · January 17, 2014

    • Michael

      Here's the chords for *most* of that list. I'll add some more in, but this is what I've pulled together for now.­

      2 · January 17, 2014

  • Bob D.

    Can't attend this time - A tree fell and damaged our cabin!

    January 16, 2014

  • Chuck G.

    Sorry Keenan. No piano at The Lehrer

    January 9, 2014

  • Chuck G.

    Also, I should mention that if anyone wants to lead a song, please be prepared to write out the chords for the group.

    January 7, 2014

  • Chuck G.

    Yes Vern. Modeled after the Portland Casual Jam that Bodhi runs. We write the chords out on a whiteboard so everyone can play along and we play a mixture of Rock & Roll and Blues.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Vern D

    Are these jams similar to the Shaker and vine jams?

    January 7, 2014

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