The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in downtown Bryson City will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the library auditorium or, weather permitting, on the library’s front lawn.
Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer — anything unplugged — is invited to join. Singers are also welcome.
The jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett of Grampa’s Music in Bryson City. Normally, Larry starts by calling out a tune and its key signature, and the group plays it together. Then, everyone in the circle gets a chance to choose a song for the group to play together. The community jams offer a chance for musicians of all ages and levels of ability to share music they have learned over the years or learn old-time mountain songs.
The music jams are offered to the public the first and third Thursday of the month – year round.