What we're about
This is an informal get-together for musicians with some stage/band experience, looking to play some great country tunes. We like country standards from Hank Williams to Vince Gill, Patsy Cline to Emmylou Harris, Bob Wills to Lyle Lovett, Bluegrass to Outlaw Country.
This jam occurs once monthly at a rehearsal studio in West Los Angeles, CA in the evening. Typically, we’ll play from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. The studio is equipped with a drum set and backline amplifiers. Acoustic instruments are welcome but should be equipped with pickups (and a direct box, please…), players should bring their own cables.
We must limit admission only to those who play music or sing. This is a "jam" group, which means that people come to play and given the size of rehearsal rooms, the spots for players will fill up. "Listeners" are great, but cannot take up spots reserved for musicians who want to play, if you want to bring a guest, let the Organizer know. We will attempt to accommodate as many people as we can but will limit the size of the jams to what the studio will handle. Please RSVP to Meetups so we know who's coming. For the current location we are limiting attendance to 12 players so you'll need to RSVP. It'll be first come... If you RSVP and can't make it, please cancel your RSVP on Meetup.com to free up spaces for other who want to participate. Three no-shows without cancellation will affect your ability to RSVP in the future.
The experience/ musicianship in this group varies greatly. There are members who have played all their lives. There are those who are relatively new, but in order to be able for all to play together as per a "jam", an intermediate level of musicianship/ familiarity with playing with other musicians helps the group function as a whole.
Players attending will be asked to contribute a $10 minimum fee to cover the cost of the rehearsal studio. No refreshments are provided, but feel free to bring a little something for the band…
Bring Charts! It is helpful if players can bring multiple copies of song charts for tunes they want to play. It’s not mandatory but it helps with background vocals and changes, especially on obscure tunes. Nashville style charts work fine as well as standard chord charts.
Any questions beyond what I have covered here, please do send me a line. Otherwise, join up, and hope to see you at our next jam!