Saturday, July 26, 2014


Collierville Historic Town Square Jam
July 25, 2014
     People often ask us how and why we do what we do on Friday nights at the Collierville, TN, Historic Town Square. That's an easy one! We do it for the dedicated musicians and fans who have been coming to the Square for 15 years! Word-of-mouth has taken care of the huge numbers of folks we see each Friday evening. It's different every week. We never can tell who will show up to play or to just enjoy the music. That's the beauty of the thing! That, and the fact that it's all free entertainment! Such a deal!
       We have folks of all ages--little tykes to tykes with a little snow on the roof. We have pets and passers-by of all descriptions. We love all of them.
       Here are some photos filled with fond memories and some fresh-made memories. Enjoy the little tour. Come on out and join us 'til mid-October, when we will go indoors to Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 W. Poplar (around back at the Common Cup Coffee Shop). We pick the year 'round.
     Pick away!
Remembering Missy, our devoted regular four-legged fan. We shall miss Missy!

Loosening up the fingers and tuning the ol' instruments

Playing, watching, or just visiting--all are enjoying this!

Future bluegrass musician developing his technique

Players and fans enjoying the jam in the park

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


St. Andrew's Church on Walnut Street
Collierville, TN
July 6, 2014
The County Line Old-Time Jam at St. Andrew's Church in Collierville, TN, takes place each month on the first Sunday. The jam is all-acoustic and mostly old-time. An occasional bluegrass tune does crop up. The jam welcomes all players and visitors! Contact Lee Cagle for further information:
Don't forget the Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival on September 19 and 20, 2014, at 2nd Baptist Church at 4680 Walnut Grove Road. The festival offers an instructor concert, classes with skilled instructors, merchandise, lunch (pre-order or bring a sack lunch), jammin' and more. Contact Lee Cagle or visit or call 901-877-7763 for registration and general information about the Festival.
On a recent Sunday afternoon, we stopped by the jam rather late to listen to the acoustic sounds we enjoy. We heard the following songs:  Twilight a-Stealin', Waterbound, Crawdad Song, Elk River Blues, Down the River, Colored Aristocracy, Over the Waterfall, and Kentucky Waltz.
L to R: Bill Erskine, Hilary Scheel, Lee Cagle, Janice Bird, Marshall Brown, Donna Gray

L to R: Hilary Scheel, Lee Cagle, Janice Bird, Marshall Brown, Judy Brown, Karl Gray, Donna Gray

L to R: Hilary Scheel, Lee Cagle, Janice Bird, Marshall Brown, Judy Brown, Bill Erskine

L to R: Karl Gray, Donna Gray, Valerie Gray
There are literally thousands more songs in the old-time genre. Here are more songs we have enjoyed at previous County Line Old-Time Jams. Perhaps you remember some of these:  John Brown's March, Sail Away Ladies, The Water Is Wide, The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore, Ramshackle Shack, Soldier's Joy, Fair and Tender Ladies, Hard Times, Jesus and Me, Natasha's Waltz, My Window Faces the South, The One I Love Is Gone, Memories of Mother and Dad, By and By We're Goin' to See the King, Angelina Baker, Ashokan Farewell, Redwing, Red-Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Jordan Am a Hard Road to Travel, There'll Be No Church Tonight, Unknown Waltz, Blackberry Blossom, New River Train, West Virginia My Home, Dark Hollow, The Memphis Yodel, All the Good Times Are Past and Gone, My Better Years, Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, Darlin' Nellie, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Cannonball Blues, Swallowtail Jig, Shenandoah, God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign, and Catfish John.
Pick away!