JUST FRIENDS JAMMIN' 2.0
COLLIERVILLE TN FRIDAY NIGHT
BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME JAM
COMMON CUP COFFEE SHOP
COLLIERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
When things get in the groove at the Friday Night Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jam in Collierville, it's tough to lay it down a few minutes before 9:00 PM. Hint: When you arrive on time, you get to play and enjoy the music longer! These days, pickers and fans are pouring into the Common Cup Coffee Shop at the Collierville United Methodist Church (454 W. Poplar Avenue) each Friday around 6:30 PM, and it takes off from there. It could be the warm accommodations, the coffee and hot chocolate, or the fellowship and an opportunity to jam with good friends. Or it could be all of that.
We are particularly glad to have Sam Knight and his granddaughter Ragan Knight, also Jean Burton, with us again. They recently sustained losses in their families and we would ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The jam is in its 20th season and we have ironed out most of the kinks by now. Most folks know we are all-acoustic and that we stick to the traditional bluegrass and old-time music instruments of guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, resophonic guitar (you remember it as the Dobro[R]), and dulcimer (lap or hammered). There are no amps, microphones, or speakers. Someone starts the jam and from there things move clockwise most of the time. You can perform a tune or pass until the order of things comes back to you.
Keeping it short, we will again show you some photos of folks having a lot of fun pickin' and grinnin' and having a 'country-dog good time' at the weekly jam. If you haven't been out, all skills are welcome and if you don't play or sing, that's fine, too. We would love to have you! Thanks to all who participate weekly or even occasionally.
Note: There is no jam during Thanksgiving weekend. Otherwise, the jam continues each Friday evening from 6:30 until about 8:50 PM Central, when we ask participants to re-set the room and clean up after themselves. The jam will continue as usual after Christmas Day and after New Year's Day.
|L to R: Ragan Knight, Don Markle, Monroe Jones, |
Gerald Goforth, Robert Higginbottom
|L to R: Robert Higginbottom, Jenny Goforth, Jean Burton,|
Jackie Osborne, Joe Cupp
|L to R: Jenny Goforth, Jean Burton, Jackie Osborne,|
Orion Osborne, Glenda Markle
|L to R: Joe Cupp, Ragan Knight, Andy Williamson,|
Monroe Jones, Rochelle Ponder
|L to R: Joe Cupp, Ragan Knight, Clay Caver, Gerald Goforth,|
Monroe Jones, Andy Williamson, Rochelle Ponder
|L to R: Christine Donhardt, Ragan Knight, Jean Burton, |
Jackie Osborne, Donna Nickelson, Sam Knight
|L to R: Monroe Jones, Gerald Goforth, Bob Corken,|
Rochelle Ponder, Donna Nickelson, Ragan Knight, Don Markle