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Thanks to everyone who attended our show at the SY Valley Grange Hall last month. We were close to a sellout and, as far as we could see, most everyone stayed to the very last tune, Bill Monroe's "I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home". Thanks also to C.C. Beaudette-Wellman who sold hot coffee and baked goods to our hungry fans and raised funds for her "Happy Endings" Animal Rescue Sanctuary.
We have no new public shows to list at the present, but there are some projects "In the pipe". Meanwhile, remember BlueGrass West! if you need music for your party, fund-raiser, wine tasting or other event.
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JAM SESSIONS (Be sure to check dates & times with the venues involved. Jam leaders, please keep us up to date on your jam session listings.)
LONG BEACH. Fourth Sunday Bluegrass jam at SHUTTS FABRICATORS, 1632 West 15th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813. 562 432 4648 1:00 PM until five-ish.
PASO ROBLES: every Wednesday, open jams mostly bluegrass, some folk -- run from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Matts Music, 617 12th St. For details call (805) 237-0054, or see website at www.mattsmusicinpaso.com.
ARROYO GRANDE: The Old-Time jam that meets at the Branch Street Deli in Arroyo Grande on 2nd and 4th Mondays is going on hiatus for the winter and we plan to start up again in the spring. Contact: Roz Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LOMPOC: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St. -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.
VENTURA. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6 PM until 11:30 PM, at Ventura's Grapes and Hops. 454 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA. 93001. Plenty of parking in the back.. Info: Gene Rubin: 805-340-2270.
BAKERSFIELD -- first Monday of each month. Rusty's Pizza 5430 Olive Drive, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. Contact S. C. "Slim" Sims email@example.com 760-762-6828
FRESNO: The Fresno Folklore Society has a weekly jam. It's the friends of Kenny Hall Memorial jam at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
GOLETA - Weekly Acoustic Jam Where: The Draughtsmen Aleworks 53 Santa Felicia Goleta, CA 93117 When: Wednesdays Time: 5 PM until ?? Music Styles: Folk, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Classics Acoustic instruments only (except bass). No drums or percussion please. Contact: Barry McGuire - firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST LOS ANGELES -- The Westside Jam has morphed into “Bluegrass Thursdays at the Grand View Market.” We have a dinner concert on the second Thursday and a jam on the fourth Thursday. FB page at https://www.facebook.com/BluegrassThursdays/ Grand View Market is located at 12210 Venice Blvd. LA 90066. Jeff Fleck 310-773-6753; e-mail: Jeffreyfleck@me.com
SANTA CLARITA -- BASC BLUEGRASS Jam Starting April 10th every Second Sunday of the Month. An open jam session for pickers of all ages. This is an open to the public event. Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall /// 24504 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, California 91321.
ATASCADERO -2nd & 4th Wednesdays, The Last Stage West, Hwy. 41 at Toro Creek Rd. Atascadero, CA * 805-461-1393 ** http://laststagewest.net
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY -- BASC’s 4th Sunday of the month jam: West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. Ca.91307 *** Phone: 818-992-4142
California BG Association websites:
From Old Time Community Board in LA (Facebook):
1st Sunday 11AM - 2PM
1st Thursday 8PM – 11PM
2nd Thursday 7PM – 10PM
3rd & 4th Thursday 6PM – 9PM
4th Saturday; 1PM - 4PM
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