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A larger than normal turnout this month, with a bunch of folks new to the jam! Here’s what we played: Tune of the month: Ten Strike¬†(C) Here’s some history for this tune.¬† Shortnin’ Bread (D) Forked Ear (D) Soldier’s Joy …

Dusty Strings Jam, 2015/09/13 Read More »

I think some folks were down at the Centralia Campout, but we had a good turnout for the August jam — three guitars, one banjo, one concertina, and two fiddles (and occasional pennywhistle). Here’s what we played: Red Wing (G) …

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Same as last year, I drove back from the Subdued Stringband Jamboree and had just about enough time to take a shower and change clothes before heading down to Dusty Strings. This time I remembered my recorder, though! Here’s what …

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The July Slower Than Dirt Jam was on a sweltering hot day at the Northeast branch of the library, which has no air conditioning. It was also half an hour short, thanks to a scheduling mishap on my part, but …

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Sarah was out of town, so I was guest host for the Dusty Strings jam in July. It was a completely different group of folks than are usually there and we spent more time socializing than normal, so there were …

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There wasn’t a jam in April, due to scheduling issues, and the jam in May was at Folklife and I managed to not turn my recorder on somehow, so I don’t have the list of tunes we played there. They …

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Tunes played at Dusty Strings this month: Cluck Old Hen (A modal) Paddy on the Handcar (A modal) Tune of the Month: Monkey in a Dog Cart (C) St. Anne’s Reel (D) Old Grey Cat (Em) Spotted Pony (D) Whiskey …

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Tunes from the Mother’s Day jam at Dusty Strings: Soldier’s Joy (D) Old Joe Clark (A) Tune of the Month: Old Gray Cat (Em) Carnival Polka (Dm) Wind that Turns the Mill (A) Folsom Prison Blues (E?) Tennessee Waltz (G) …

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A surprisingly good turnout for such a lovely day. Here’s what we played: Tune of the Month: Katydid (C) Old Mose (C) Soldier’s Joy (D) Paddy on the Handcar (Am) Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (C) Western Country (Fly …

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Tunes played at the Dusty Strings jam in March, 2015: St. Anne’s Reel (D) Sarah Armstrong’s (D) Tune of the Month: Billy in the Lowground, from Glenn Berry (C) Old Mose (C) Pig Ankle Rag (D) Johnny, Don’t Get Drunk …

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