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2nd Sunday Jam @Small World Coffee

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  • Small World Coffee

    14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ (map)

    40.350266 -74.659996

  • Traditional Bluegrass Jam from 7 to 9 PM on the second Sunday of each month at Small World Coffee in Princeton.  All stringed instruments are welcome.  


    Q1. Do you have a set list of songs or tunes?

    A1. No.  We ask that everyone be prepared to lead a song or tune of their choice. 

    Q2.  I don't know any bluegrass songs.  Will that be a problem?

    A2.  No.  Most of the time, we'll play standards that are pretty simple in structure and it's not hard to follow the chord changes.  However, if there is any issue, we ask the song or tune leader to review the chords with the group in advance of starting to play. 

    Q3. Is there a charge to attend?

    A3. No.  But Small World is really nice to host us, so please consider ordering a coffee, iced tea, or light snack during the evening.

    Q4. What if I've never played bluegrass before?

    A4. Not a problem.  Come with an open mind and follow along.

    Q5. Will I have to sing?

    A5. Not if you really don't want to. But this is a pretty safe environment in which to give it a try, so why not go for it?

    A6.  What are the important rules for a bluegrass jam?

    A6.  #1 - stay in time, #2 - always keep your instrument in tune, #3 - be mindful of others in the group.  A bluegrass jam is special in that, as long as everyone observes these and other basic guidelines, complete strangers can  come together and make music that's fun to play and listen to. 

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  • Andrew
    Event Host

    Moved from NYC a few years ago. Couldn't find a local jam, so created this one.

  • Rolf

    Joisey banjer picker. Met Bill Monroe by chance at Waterloo Festival (NJ) in late 70s, cool moment.

  • Bill F.

    Hi! This is the best bluegrass jam - both skill level and the sense of welcoming - that I've... more

  • Andrew +1

    I play banjo but recently developed FD in my right hand so have gone back to guitar, for now.... more

  • Jim H

    I enjoy jamming with Bluegrass songs and tunes.

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  • Paul P.

    Too long a music history to recount here. I play guitar, banjo,... more

  • Edward P.

    I am primarily a fiddle player and consider myself to be an "iadvanced, intermediate" level... more

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