Tucker’s Grove Jam this Sunday

A jam session at Tucker's Grove

It’s time for another jam session at Tucker’s Grove County Park, set
between Santa Barbara and Goleta, California (often called “Noleta”).  Just follow Turnpike Rd towards the mountains.  It dead-ends at the park.  Keep bearing right until you can drive no further and you’re there! My friend Alan Aleksander hosts the thing these days – it tends to be bluegrass-oriented, but I’d sure like to see some old time musicians show up – there’s plenty of room for several jam  groups, or even better – a trade off of songs and tunes. Time: noon to whenever.

About Peter Feldmann

Peter Feldmann has long been a musical mainstay in Santa Barbara and Southern California. Besides actively performing bluegrass and old time music with a variety of groups, Peter is also known as a bluegrass historian, collector, music consultant, teacher, and producer, both of live concerts and radio/tv programs throughout the area. His music has been heard in clubs, concerts, saloons, universities, pre-schools, at weddings, wakes, parties, barn-raisings, calf-ropings, rodeos, auctions, fund raisers, wine tastings and chili cook offs. Peter founded Santa Barbara's Old Time Fiddler's Convention (1972), UCSB's Old Time Music Front (1964), and The Bluebird Cafe (1971). Through these and other outlets, he was the first to bring many prominent folk, blues, and bluegrass artists, including Bill Monroe, Mance Lipscomb, The Stanley Brothers, The New Lost City Ramblers, Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, Rose Maddox, the Balfa Brothers, and many others to the Santa Barbara area. Peter also helped others access the music by teaching privately, and in group classes for Santa Barbara Continuing Education, UCSB Extension, and McCabes Guitars. He was the first on the West Coast to produce and market instruction Lps - three on How To Play Country Fiddle, and one each on Clawhammer Banjo, and Maybelle Carter Style Guitar. He still presents lectures on country music history at UCSB, Santa Barbara area libraries, and for various interest groups, festival workshops, etc. In 2006, he presented his monograph titled "The Big bang Of Bluegrass Music" (describing the origins of bluegrass 1938 - 1946) to the worlds first International Music Symposium at the University of Kentucky at Bowling Green. He has also been very active in radio, television, and film work, producing weekly shows on country and bluegrass music over a 21 year period on various commercial and public stations. Peter currently maintains three music-related websites, a music blog, and an entertainment service company, "BlueGrass West!", based in the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California. Peter performs tunes and songs from the heart of America's musical treasure chest. His shows can include fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Well-known as a historian and teacher, Peter is first and foremost an entertainer, sharing his respect, energy and love for the music with his fellow musicians, friends, and audiences.
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2 Responses to Tucker’s Grove Jam this Sunday

  1. Pete says:

    Made it to the jam for a couple of hours. It was great fun – helped out a lot by the beautiful day. There was running water in the creek, and the afternoon was warm enough to get the frogs up out of the mud to add their vocals to what was going down. For a while, we had three groups all going at once – I much prefer this style of jam to the one large group concept.

    CLICK HERE for some great BG harmonies at the jam…

  2. Pete says:

    Here’s a photo for the jam, courtesy of Tim Mullins…

    Jam Session

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