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Due to a variety of factors, none of which was a nor'easter surprisingly, the schedules of the Bluegrass Band Ensemble Class (in Cambridge) and the Bluegrass Jamming Class (in Carlisle) have been updated. Both classes will now be starting the weekend of April 7th and 8th.
The Bluegrass Band Ensemble Class is one of the most exciting classes I ever offer, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis with usually only two spots available for each instrument. Here is a summary of the class, and…Read more
Starting later this month I will be offering four new classes, including something I've never been able to offer before: weekday afternoon classes in Lexington. These four classes are being offered through Lexington Community Education and I have included descriptions and details below:
(1) Beginning Bluegrass Jamming Class (For All Bluegrass Instruments)
- Tuesdays from noon until 1:30 pm at 146 Maple St., Lexington
- visit http://lexingtoncommunityed.org/detail.php?q=MBLU for more info
I'm going to be announcing a big round of Spring classes soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to let you all know about a couple special class opportunities coming up quickly. In March and April, I am going to offer two classes: Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar: Basics and Beyond (which I haven't been able to offer in quite some time), and Fundamentals of Ear Training and Music Theory (a brand new class which combines two of my favorite related topics). Both classes will be meeting on Thursday evenings in N…Read more
Thanks so much to everybody who made it out to the Cantab Lounge this past Tuesday to see my band, Southeast Expressway, play the feature set. We had one of our best shows in a long time, and it was very gratifying to see so many friendly faces in the audience.
Speaking of the Cantab, the Weekly Vocal Tune Jam is still going strong every Tuesday from 6 until 7:30 pm, but we'd love to have some more folks join us! See below for details of the jam itself, and the Song of the Week system within the jam.
Lots and lots of exciting stuff to announce, so please read carefully. And of course you can always e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any questions whatsoever.
Wednesday, October 7th at 7 pm: First 5+ Songs Fast Confirmed Jam Series (1 of 6)
- every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30 pm (for ALL instruments)
- jams held in north Cambridge near the end of Rt. 2
- repertoire: Red Haired Boy, Nine Pound Hammer, I am a Pilgrim,
Whiskey Before Breakfast, Cherokee Shuffle and Fireball Mail
I hope you are all in the midst of enjoying a happy and healthy holiday season! I am headed out of town for a couple weeks and will likely have limited e-mail access until I return on Saturday, January 10th. But starting the week of January 11th I've got an exciting variety of classes and what I'm calling my "confirmed jam series" (which I describe below). These classes and "confirmed jam series" are being held at locations in north Cambridge, Lexington, Harvard Square, Maynard and Carlisle.
Some of these…
My band, Southeast Expressway, has a big show on the north shore next Wednesday, July 30th as part of the Swampscott By The Sea Summer Concert Series. We will be playing on the Swampscott Town Green in front of Town Hall, located at 22 Monument Ave., in Swampscott, MA 01907. We will be playing from 6 until 8 pm, and we hope you can join us! The rain location is the First Church, located at 40 Monument Ave. in Swampscott, and you can get more info by visiting www.swampscottconcerts.com
Because of this…Read more
Thanks to everybody who came by on Monday for my Open House Slow Jam. We had a great time, and ended up playing for two and a half hours! Based on the strong response on Monday, I am adding a third night of jamming - primarily for those who want to play the first four songs slower than we do on Thursdays.
This week I am also announcing two new classes: Beginning Bluegrass Lead Flatpicking Guitar weekly on Mondays at 8:30 pm (starting on July 14th), and a class I'm calling "Advanced Repertoire Building for…Read more
First of all, thanks to everybody who attended Mando Camp North/Fiddle Camp North this past weekend; it was such a blast, and an honor to be a part of such an intense learning experience. For those of you that couldn't make it this time, I highly recommend it for next year, and in the mean time check out Banjo Camp North in May, and Banjo Camp North - Fall Edition in September (all of which can be found on-line at www.mugwumps.com).
Secondly, for those of you that have been kind enough to come out and…Read more