Dusty Strings Jam, 2016/03/13

This jam was officially canceled due to high winds, but I figured the room would be open and there would probably be folks who didn’t see the Facebook post announcing the cancellation, so I headed down. It was interesting to see who showed up when it was people who had heard there was a jam, but who weren’t following Sarah on Facebook or on the email list the note went out to. For a couple folks, it was their first old-time jam! Here’s what we played:

  • Golden Slippers (G)
  • Turkey in the Straw (G)
  • Chicken Reel (D)
  • Soldier’s Joy (D)
  • Liberty (D)
  • Banks of the Ohio (A)
  • Faded Love
  • Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Jamaican Farewell
  • Sandy River Belle (G)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
  • Red-Haired Boy (A)
  • (Ballydesmond Polka) Matt’s Polka
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Pig Ankle Rag
  • Lost Highway (C)

And that’s where my recorder ran out of battery, alas. There were three or four more songs and tunes played, but the only one I remember now is Jeff City/Bill Caton’s.

I’ll come back and fill in the missing key information a bit later, when I’m near an instrument I can check my guesses against.

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