Weekly Vocal Tune Jam at the Cantab

//Weekly Vocal Tune Jam at the Cantab
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For over twenty years the Cantab Lounge in Central Square in Cambridge, MA has been home to a weekly bluegrass night on Tuesdays which has featured some of the best bands and jamming around. The Weekly Vocal Tune jam from 6 until 7:30 pm on Tuesdays is intended for those who might not be comfortable participating later on in the night, but still want to be part of the fun at the Cantab.

What began as a slow jam has now morphed into a jam that sometimes includes slightly faster or more complicated songs. And with the “Song of the Week” system, everybody now has almost a week to work on a single more difficult song for next week’s jam. The “Song of the Week” will be chosen on a weekly basis by people at the jam, or by e-mailing me directly if you know you can attend next week’s jam. Here are further details about these jams:

– the jam meets every Tuesday from 6 until 7:30, no rsvp required

– unlike my other jams, we don’t know what songs we’ll be playing each week

– we don’t play instrumentals, very fast vocal tunes, or obscure/difficult songs (except for the “Song of the Week” sometimes)

– you don’t need to be able to sing, but it’s more fun if you can

– improvising solos is also not required, but it’s more fun if you can

– the best preparation is to learn a common bluegrass song to sing with us

– held upstairs at the Cantab immediately before bluegrass night

– this jam is open to all bluegrass instruments and there is a $10 requested pass-the-hat donation

– please e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions