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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Jams in the southern Black Hills?

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saw_woods - Posted - 10/15/2021:  11:53:32

Any jams, or interest in starting a jam, in the southern Black Hills? Hot Springs, Custer, Edgemont?

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, if not, please point me to the appropriate forum.



Edited by - Bill Rogers on 10/15/2021 17:05:40

Cornflake - Posted - 10/15/2021:  14:12:10

I can’t help you with finding a jam but I visited your town two years ago on a bicycle tour and think your hot springs pool is one of the ‘coolest’ places I’ve ever visited.

Texasbanjo - Posted - 10/15/2021:  14:35:00

It's okay here, but you might want to look at the calendar and see if it has anything in your area.

Calendar is located on the left hand side of the page. Under more, click on calendar, then click on the state and then look up the town and surrounding areas to see if there are any clubs or jams.

saw_woods - Posted - 10/15/2021:  14:53:08

Thanks for the tip! I will go explore the calendar.

hweinberg - Posted - 10/15/2021:  15:57:45

This may or may not be helpful, but there is a global map of oldtime jams  and many of us play in both oldtime and bluegrass jams (a reason to acquire another banjo or two as if a reason were needed).  I don't know what might be going on in the Black Hills, but take a look. Good luck!

Good Buddy - Posted - 10/15/2021:  16:07:56

If you don't want to be stuck picking with a bunch of banjo pickers, you can try posting the same question in forums for other instruments like fiddle, guitar, mandolin etc...sites.

saw_woods - Posted - 10/15/2021:  16:40:54

Yes, I haven’t gotten around to it yet, but I plan on posting on mandolin cafe, and I need to find a guitar site that might be appropriate. We have recently moved here, and as far as I can tell are kind of in a music desert, there being only one music store I have found in the entire western half of the state. However I know there is a yearly festival south of Rapid City, and a very small festival in Buffalo Gap... so I know there are some players out there.

My thinking posting here, was that any banjo players I come across would be likely to know other musicians.

Thanks all for your help.


Carter Canyon - Posted - 10/18/2021:  07:42:25

I have been to Hot Springs many times and plan to move there next year. Several years ago there was a music store downtown, owned by a wonderfully gifted guitar player. I had the privilege of participating in an impromptu jam session with her and the locals. Sad to say, she has passed away and the store closed. It may have reopened under another name and owner.

But, just so you know, there are some great pickers in that area.

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