Community music jam planned in Swain

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6-7 p.m., May 3, in the library auditorium or, weather permitting, on the library’s front lawn.

The community jams offer a chance for musicians of all ages and levels of ability to share music they have learned over the years and to learn old-time mountain songs. Anyone with an acoustic instrument is invited to join. Singers are also welcome. The jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett of Grampa’s Music in Bryson City. Normally, Larry starts by calling out a tune and its key signature, and the group plays it together. Then, everyone in the circle gets a chance to choose a song for the group to play together.

The music jams are offered to the public the first and third Thursday of each month.


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