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Bluegrass Slow Jam
The slow Jam is every second and fourth Monday of the month. The location of Paddy's is the corner of 2nd Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. Please note: There is a $5.00 charge to participate in the jam. This fee is used to pay the jam leader. For more information about why there is a fee, click on the "home" tab and "read more". Tonight's Jam Leader: Bill. For more info about the jam leader, go to the meet up site.

Paddy Reilly's

2nd Ave at 29th Street · New York, NY


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This meetup caters to an advanced beginner/intermediate level player. The jam happens every SECOND and FOURTH MONDAY of the MONTH -- even when I forget to post it on the site. As the jam has evolved, I have hired a rotating group of leaders who lead the jam from 7:30-9:30. This means that I must charge a $5.00 fee, so we can pay a leader. Each leader will choose 25-30 of their favorite bluegrass/old time songs. Click on the "Pages" tab at the top of the page for a description of our leaders and their songs.

Having a leader does not mean that jam participants cannot lead songs. But it does mean that there will be a few set guidelines. For example, people can only lead songs if 1) they know the song fully (including the words) 2) they are able to give out breaks effectively. This is a skill, and one that anyone can learn.

Finally, I want to let peole know that the jam is not a structured "class". Rather, it is a forum where leaders will be available to guide us along, ensure that there is a constant stream of jam-enhancing songs, and facilitate an amazing experience that is geared to an advanced beginner/intermediate level of player. Generally, after 9:30 or 10:00 an unstructured jam takes place, with higher level players. ALL are welcome to that too!

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