What we're about

This group is aimed at musicians and singers into American Roots music (old-time, bluegrass, proto-blues, early jazz, jugband, gospel, Appalachian tunes etc), ideally who can meet to play during daytime hours. I’m hoping to meet like-minded musicians who are happy to play & sing on a porch, in a park or in a living room, who might also be interested in busking or performing. Please bring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, bass, ukulele, washboard, spoons, bones, vocal harmonies... Think Doc Watson, Leadbelly, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Bessie Smith, Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers... (not so much Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, country or blues - they’re wonderful but that’s not what the aim of this jam is). Ideally this group is for instrumentalists with some level of musical proficiency and knowledge of basic chord progressions, who also like to sing, and who have some background/experience with this kind of music to share with everyone. If you don't play an instrument, hopefully you have some songs to share. Thanks :)

Past events (3)

Friday Afternoon American Roots jam at the Armory

Arts at the Armory, Suit 1A Somerville, MA 02143

Friday Afternoon American Roots jam at the Armory

Arts at the Armory, Suit 1A Somerville, MA 02143

Cambridge outdoor afternoon jam

Magazine Beach Park

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