What we're about
The Long Beach/Orange County Bluegrass for Beginners Meetup is a gathering of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Celtic acoustic music fans who wish to improve their musical skills with other like-minded musicians in a convivial, low pressure atmosphere. We welcome, even encourage rank beginners as well as intermediate, even more advanced players, who just want to play music. We have only one rule, that you do your best and not worry what others think.
We have several jams around the area. We hold regular jams in three locations with an occasional fourth location:
1. Every week, we alternate jams between either the Long Beach Recreation Park Dog Park (7th St. just west of PCH), and Fountain Valley's Mile Square Park (near the picnic shelter on Euclid near Heil). One week we will be at one, the next at the other. Check the home page to see where we are that particular weekend.
2. Every other week we have another jam in San Juan Capistrano. Check the home page for which week we meet in SJC and where we will meet on a given weekend.
3. On an irregular schedule, we have a jam in downtown Covina in the basement/concert hall of the Fret House guitar shop. Check our home page to see when we will be meeting here.
We encourage everyone to take full use of the information to be found on this site.
This group is a gathering for beginning and intermediate players of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and dobro to play together. All acoustic instruments welcome. Music: Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Gospel, Irish folk, etc. Here is a partial list of tunes : updated February 7th 2010 Amazing Grace Battle of New Orleans Bury me Beneath the Willow Cripple Creek I'll Fly Away Red Haired Boy Redwing Old Joe Clark Wildwood Flower Will the Circle be Unbroken Angel Band Wreck of the Old '97 Life is Like a Mountain Railway Poor Wayfaring Stranger Shady Grove Star of the County Down Soldier's Joy Home Sweet Home Saint Anne's Reel Salt Creek and lots more, I feel like I've forgotten some.