Hey, get out of that Winter Boo Hoo!

Hello everyone.  I don’t know about you, but I can honestly say, “I am tired of all this cold, snowy weather” because it makes me discouraged as I am an “outdoors type person”.  However, the best way to get out of the winter duldrums is to call a few friends and invite them over and host a “mini-jam”.  You might be surprised how uplifting that can be.  That is what I love about Bluegrass music.  It really takes your mind off all the things going on around you and lets you just enjoy the moment, enjoy your friends, and forget about “winter”.  As you can see from the picture people have been have mini-jams for a long time.  Give it a try!

Whoever coined the phrase term “music is good for the soul”, must have an appreciation for life. It won’t be long before our next jam and I hope you are making plans to attend as we want folks of all ages to enjoy the music so invite your friends.  Our next jam is March 25th, the fourth Friday of the month!

Guidelines for Picking in the New Location – Starts February 25th

Hello everyone,
I hope you are making plans to attend our new jam because it is going to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to check out the new facilities.   It will be a great time of fellowship, picking, singing, laughing and just having good “clean” fun.  All skills levels are welcome.  We are getting a “fresh” start, just like the image of the flowers that I got for my wonderful valentine.  But instead of picking flowers we will picking our instruments, some slow, some fast.  It is going to be a good time for all.

Because we are in a new location, I would ask that everyone be respectful of a few guidelines as we are getting started until all the “newness” gets ironed out.   Also this is the first time this church has done anything like this and we want to be appreciative of their kindness.

The guidelines are pretty simple and helpful to ensure everyone has a good time.
0.  Have fun and invite others.
1.  No music stands are provided so, if you want one, please bring your own.
2.  There are four jamming rooms reserved with these numbers:  310, 311, 322 and 323, plus a large room that is reserved for snacking or just visiting.   The four rooms are big enough for both pickers and listeners.
3.  No jamming in the Library (which is on the same floor).
4.  If either Lee’s Summit or Blue Springs cancel classes due to bad weather the church jam will be cancelled as well.
5.  There will be a CD give away each month.
6.  Please continue to bring snacks as you like. 
7.  The guidelines will be reviewed periodically and adjustments made as the need arises provided it is approved by the church.
Thanks in advance for your consideration of these guidelines.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Coming Soon – Bluegrass/Gospel/Old Time Music Jam on February 25th.

Hello everyone.  I am personally very excited about our new picking location.  The facilities at Woods Chapel Methodist Church are excellent and the people are great to work with.  We have four rooms reserved for the next 12 months, to accomodate our monthly jams held on the fourth Friday of each month. It is FREE!

I hope you will come out and join us for our first jam on 2/25 at 6:30pm. Please enter on the south side of the church using the east entryway, then proceed upstairs (elevators are available).  We typically have about 20-30 local musicians playing a variety of instruments including:  fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle.  Occasionally we will have a dobro or stringed instruments.  We love to sing, laugh, pick and just have a good time.  All skills levels are welcome from novice to professional.  Of course listeners are always welcome as well.   We want to promote this genre of music to all ages as it offers good messages and clean fun.  PS:  The picture of me “picking with the chickens” is at the “Hummingbird Inn” near Branson, MO.  Click to enlarge if desired.
See you at the jam,