Alleghany JAM is excited to present a new Sunday Coffee house series with adults and youth singing or playing music at an open-mic for an hour followed by a featured artist playing for the second hour. The first coffeehouse will be March 10th 2pm-4pm at the Alleghany JAM house (formerly the Senator’s house) at 360 N. Main St., Sparta, North Carolina. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. There will be a sign-up sheet at the start for those interested in performing a tune or singing a song. The open mic is acoustic and participants are encouraged to perform in one of the traditional, folk music styles of the Blue Ridge: old-time, bluegrass, country-blues and gospel.
On March 10th the featured performers of the AJAM Coffee house will be Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones plus special guests. Erynn Marshall is an award-winning fiddler and the new Program Director for Alleghany JAM. She has won first place at the Clifftop Festival and 2nd place at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. Carl Jones is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Marshall & Jones are married in life and music and have lived in Galax, Virginia for ten years. To hear or learn more of their music please visit www.dittyville.com They will be joined by special guest Bruce Rosen – a powerful piano and guitar player who plays in dance-bands in Boston, MA. Bruce and his wife Sue Rosen – a popular dance-caller, just happen to be visiting the Crooked Road. Other surprise guests will join in too and the open-mic performances are not to be missed! So please come join us, set a spell, relax with a coffee or cookie and hear some fine, traditional music.
Alleghany JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) is a non-profit organization that helps youth in grades 3-8 learn traditional Blue Ridge music and culture afterschool. This year the program has 55 children and teenagers taking fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, singing and dance classes
April 28th– Alleghany JAM Coffee house. Artist tba
June 2 – Alleghany JAM Coffee house. Gap Civil Stringband
June 18 – Alleghany JAM Golf Tournament Fundraiser
July 7 – Alleghany JAM Coffee house. Artist tba
The Alleghany JAM Coffeehouse will be 2pm-4pm, Sunday March 10. Seating opens at 1:45pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated for Alleghany JAM. For info please call (276) 237-6866. Seating is first come first serve. Becca's Backwoods Bean coffee and homemade desserts will be available.Bring a friend. www.alleghanyjam.com Alleghany JAM is located at 360 N.Main St in Sparta, NC.