As a musical tradition, American Roots was born out of early folk music, then shaped by the country’s political and cultural evolution through the 20th century. Today it bears the influence of a wide range of musical styles, including early jazz and gospel, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, country, spirituals, and many others, with a come one, come all bent.
Concert and Masterclass Series Learn from guest artists and stay for their concert.
Open Bluegrass Jam For bluegrass players at all levels and for those who just want to listen.
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Bluegrass Band Scrambles If you’ve ever played in a jam session, or if you can play three chords in rhythm, come out and try your hand. The Scramble is purely for experience and enjoyment.
January 21 and April 29.
Group Classes – Classes are taught with the folk tradition in mind in a community-based social setting. Pick up songs shared in the Bluegrass and Roots tradition, learning melodies by ear.
Song-based and aural learning works a whole different part of the brain than reading music off the page. Learning in this manner opens up a whole new world of musical and social possibilities. Whether you’re a beginner or the best on the block there’s a place – and a class – for you here.