Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music Jam Session is this week,
Tuesday, JULY 3, 2018
We meet for a Jam Session every First and Third Tuesday of the month at Hungry Monk Music.
NEXT JAM SESSION THIS WEEK: TUESDAY, July 3, 2018, 7 - 9 PM at Hungry Monk Muisc, 1948 Belgrade Ave, Charleston SC 29407
This is an open session for typical Old Time String Band instruments such as fiddle, open-back banjo played clawhammer style, guitar, mandolin, and double bass. Acoustic instruments only, no amps or drums. The tunes we play are mostly but not always instrumental, rarely with vocals, and played in unison. The style of music is pre-bluegrass, and sometimes known as "Mountain Music." It is the music that evolved out of British Isles, Scotts-Irish and African influences in the Southern Mountains and rural areas of America before there was radio and recorded music. This music was played for country dances, and on porches, in homes, and outdoors under the trees, for the entertainment of the players and for whoever wanted to dance or listen.
We sit in a circle and take turns calling the next tune to be played, sometimes using a list of familiar tunes for a reminder; or not, if somebody has a tune to offer that is not on the list.
For more information about Old Time String Band Music and the Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music, see lfootm.org.
Whether you play Old Time tunes, want to learn, or are just curious, you are invited to come and join us.