“Songs Beyond 5” Jam

//“Songs Beyond 5” Jam
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These weekly Teacher-Directed Jams with Tony Watt are open to all instruments, both rhythm and lead players. Each week we play through 4 or 5 songs from a list of about a dozen tunes, at various tempos depending on the experience level of the jam. You can attend even if you don’t know all of the tunes, as I have mp3s and copies of tab, chords and lyrics for most of these tunes, however I only have tabs for mandolin, guitar and bass at this time.

Every Wednesay the “Songs Beyond 5” jam meets from from 8:30 until 10 pm in north Cambridge. Each week we play through 4 or 5 songs from the following list of potential songs: Fireball Mail (in G), Billy in the Lowground (in C), Wayfaring Stranger (in Em), Cherokee Shuffle (in A), Blackberry Blossom (in G), Gold Rush (in A), Long Journey Home (in G), Big Spike Hammer (in A), Little Maggie (in A), St. Anne’s Reel (in D) and Big Scioty (in G)

The jams are held in north Cambridge, about a half mile from where Rt. 2 hits Cambridge at the Alewife T station. This location is one block from the intersection of Rt. 16 and Mass. Ave., near the Cambridge/Arlington border. There is plenty of meter-free, permit-free parking on Mass. Ave., and the location is only a 10 minute walk from Alewife and 15 minutes from Davis Sq.

Most of the attendees of the jam are what I call “subscribers”, which means they have paid in advance and committed to attend a block of six jams. The subscriber cost is $15 per jam, but you can attend even if you are not a subscriber by RSVP’ing on a first-come, first-served basis at the regular cost of $20 per session. Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you’re interested in joining us or have any questions whatsoever.