The Jam is Homeless

All Old-Time musicians are invited to an open jam session.
Unfortunately the jam is currently homeless.

We are searching for a new permanent venue, if you know of a potential place please let us know. Please contact charlespearlman@hotmail.com 

In the meantime, we will meet at private residences when we can. If you are interested in attending please email charlie.

We meet the 1st Tuesday evening of every month. Start time is 7:30 pm and we usually end around 10:30 pm. 

We pretty much stick to old time fiddle tunes with the occasional song or two or three. For those not familiar with the Old Time style of jamming, here are a few of the main points

  • We all play the tune together all the way through
  • Unlike bluegrass and other forms, there are no solos
  • We usually stay in one key for a while. Banjo’s and Fiddles re-tune for each key
  • Unlike Irish and other forms, we play each tune through many times rather than switch after 2 or 3 times through. This usually amounts to a tune lasting 3 or 4 minutes.
  • We rarely do medleys, but this does happen.
  • Some tunes are crooked. Meaning that the A or B parts or both parts may have have extra beats, or missing beats. 

Any questions please contact us here

We have moved from our longtime jam location at Mannions Pub to a new location at The Westbrook Restarunt and Pub in Bound Brook as of May 7th, 2019. There is plenty of parking. 

We start around 7:30 PM and go to around 10:30 or so, so please bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, autoharp, bass or other acoustic instrument and join us.

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