I went to the Farmington Community Center bluegrass jam yesterday and had a good time seeing some old friends and new acquaintances.
1-4 on the last Sunday of the month.
North Yarmouth and Brewer also have BMAM jams.
These 3 places have a jam just about every weekend until festival season.
Then there's the Sail Power and Steam jam every Sunday.
I grew up wondering if I'd ever find somebody to play bluegrass with and my search is over.
It's great to see young folks at the jams and starting new bands.Bluegrass futures are looking healthy up here in Maine.
Our jams here in SW Alberta are mostly made up of the over 50 crowd, but there are a few younger folks coming to learn and participate. We have Monday and Thursday evening jams, and also after The Foothills Bluegrass Association concerts once a month. And then we have the Shady Grove Festival in July an hour north of Calgary, and the Blueberry Fstvl near Edmonton. The Ironwood Bar & Grille in town here hosts “ The Bluegrass Sessions” once a month,, so there’s a fairly strong presence of our music (some OT also) in the region.
And,of course, Chris Jones , being married to an Alberta girl, has his “northern studio” up in the Peace River country where he broadcasts his Sirius/XM show TrueGrass