COOT JAM is born!
entral Oregon finally has an old time jam of its very own! Our first jam was in October of 2014 at Dudley's Bookshop and Cafe in downtown Bend, Oregon. What a welcoming & cozy place to gather. We hope you will join us on the first Sunday of each month!
We play mostly southern Appalachian mountain old time tunes, with all melody instruments playing together in unison. Most tunes are 3-chord tunes and not too hard to pick up. All are welcome to join us to play along or listen. Acoustic instruments only.
What is old-time?
"Old-time music" is one of the oldest forms of traditional American music. It is played with acoustic instruments with a particular focus on fiddle and banjo, but also includes guitar, mandolin, bass, dulcimer, cello, and other instruments. The fiddle usually leads the melody, and banjos are usually played in the clawhammer style and without resonators. Old-time music has its roots in community. Friends and neighbors pick up a few instruments and play music for dancers to enjoy. Old-time music is often confused with bluegrass music, which grew out of the old-time tradition in the 1940’s. While bluegrass is much more oriented toward performance, old-time is much more focused on participatory fun!
Get on the List
To be placed on the jam alert list and occasional notifications about Old Time in Central Oregon, please email Amy and Robert at fiddlingisfun @ gmail.com.