What we're about

I started this group to foster a community of people interested in oldtime music in the Fort Collins area.

We will be scheduling monthly group fiddling, harp, and flute workshops, and may also schedule periodic jam sessions.

If you are a traditional musician, or are interested in learning to play, we would love to have you join this meetup group.

Upcoming events (4+)

Bluegrass jam for beginners and intermediates

Everyday Joe's Coffee House

COVID SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: We were displaced, and until we find a place to meet, Slowpickers will be utilizing a virtual jam format, Tuesday nights, at 7:00pm - 8:30 pm, alternating with meeting at Spring Creek Park on West Horsetooth Road, Sundays from 9 to 11 am. Contact Jim at [masked] for further information.

Based on Pete Wernick's methods, we use lead sheets for lyrics and chords, and don't expect anybody to be masters of their instruments. If you can take a lead or sing harmony, that's great, but if you can reliably get between four chords in time to the music, that's great too! We have a library of tunes, mostly classic bluegrass songs, but some other contributions as well.

Traditional Irish Session at Lucky Joe's!

Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon

What: Irish Session at Lucky Joe's in Old Town Fort Collins When: Starts at 7:00PM every Wednesday, and usually lasts until around 10:00PM. This is a great opportunity for beginners and experienced players alike. The venue really makes the musicians feel appreciated, and it's a good relaxed time.

Bluegrass jam for beginners and intermediates

Everyday Joe's Coffee House

COVID SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: We were displaced, and until we find a place to meet, Slowpickers will be utilizing a virtual jam format, Tuesday nights, at 7:00pm - 8:30 pm, alternating with meeting at Spring Creek Park on West Horsetooth Road, Sundays from 9 to 11 am. Contact Jim at [masked] for further information.

Based on Pete Wernick's methods, we use lead sheets for lyrics and chords, and don't expect anybody to be masters of their instruments. If you can take a lead or sing harmony, that's great, but if you can reliably get between four chords in time to the music, that's great too! We have a library of tunes, mostly classic bluegrass songs, but some other contributions as well.

Traditional Irish Session at Lucky Joe's!

Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon

What: Irish Session at Lucky Joe's in Old Town Fort Collins When: Starts at 7:00PM every Wednesday, and usually lasts until around 10:00PM. This is a great opportunity for beginners and experienced players alike. The venue really makes the musicians feel appreciated, and it's a good relaxed time.

Past events (2,434)

Traditional Irish Session at Lucky Joe's!

Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon

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