Kansas Bluegrass Jams & more in 2013!

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Whether you’re seasoned strummer or a novice picker, everyone can benefit from playing music with others, or just by taking a couple of lessons to get you started in the right direction, get you over that hump, or get a new spark.  Thankfully in the midwest region, where Mass Street Music is located, you can’t turn around without meeting a musician. So we hope you’ll join with us this year in our resolution to play more, and better. We’ve listed some great jams and open mics below that are in the Lawrence/Kansas City area – there are blues jams, bluegrass and roots jams, singer/songwriter and many more. If you’re outside of the midwest, be sure to check out www.folkjam.org and look up jam sessions your neck of the woods. If you’re needing a leg up with a lesson or few, check out our buddies at Americana Music Academy, listed below, or stop by Mass St Music  and get a lesson package with the renowned teachers Michael Hamm or Bill Crahan. Let the jams begin:

Americana Music Academy – 1419 Mass. St. – just a few doors down from Mass St Music & a wonderful resource for lessons, music therapy & more:
Beginner Community Jam every Wed. at 7pm
Community Jam every Saturday 3pm
Learning to Fiddle session from 4:30 – 6, followed by a fiddle jam & potlock at 6pm (every 3rd Sunday of the month)
Ukulele Club meets on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7pm (every 3rd Monday of the month)
Songwriter’s workshop happens Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7pm (every 1st Saturday of the month)

Americana also will be hosting a very special house concert with Scenic Roots on Sunday, Feb. 24th at 7pm. Scenic Roots features fiddle, hammer and mountain dulcimer. Band members Erin and Amber Rodgers will be giving a workshop earlier in the day at 2pm as well! Contact Americana directly for more info and tickets at americanamusicacademy@gmail.com

Barnyard Beer (The red barn doors behind the Merc at 9th & Iowa St.) features Mudstomp Mondays, every, you know, Monday night

Slow Ride Roadhouse (1350 N. 3rd Street, North Lawrence) – Lonnie Ray’s Blues Jam every Tuesday

The Jazzhaus (926 1/2 Mass St. – upstairs) – Singer/Songwriter Jam hosted by Tyler Gregory every Wednesday

Cutter’s Smokehouse  – Open Jam & Blues Jam every Wednesday night 6:30 pm (every 3rd Wed hosted by Mike Vande Band)

The Brick (1727 McGee) Rural Grit Happy Hour (roots)- a musical institution! Every Monday night, 6-9pm

Woodweathers Cafe (1414 W. 9th) – Dave Hays Band hosted Blues jam every Wednesday 7pm

Quasimodo’s (12056 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS) – Dave Hays Band hosted Blues jam  every Tuesday 8:30pm

Matchbox Cafe (2853 Southwest Blvd) – Acoustic Jam/Open Mic every Wed.  7pm; every Friday 8pm

Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester KCMO) – Saturday Open Jam hosted by Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldson 1:30 – 5:30pm; Sunday Open Jam/Open Mic hosted by Leveetown,  Sunday 2-6 pm  – both jams are weekly

More regional midwest ukulele jam info here on the KC Ukesters great site, more jams and useful links  at the Kansas Prairie Pickers Association website. This is just a sampling, if you know of more jams, tell us! We want to know! Email annet@massstreetmusic.com – Now let’s get out there and play some music!





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