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American Roots Series

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.

Concord Open Bluegrass Jam  A weekly, community driven jam session led by Maxfield Anderson. Open to acoustic musicians at all levels, as well as community members who wish to listen and enjoy the beautiful sanctuary. Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Po’ Ramblin Boys
Saturday, January 25, 7:00 pm

With authenticity, the music of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys cuts right through the noise of the world and speaks plainly to the soul. Formed in 2014 in the Smoky Mountains, they are ambassadors of their genre, bringing their music from rural bluegrass festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe, and now to Concord Conservatory.

Bluegrass Band Scramble 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 25 and April 26.

Southern Rail, A Bluegrass Concert
Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Described by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine as “on the cutting edge of creativity”, the award-winning bluegrass band Southern Rail returns to CCM with high energy exuberant fun and stunning harmonies, irrepressible good humor and sparkling banjo, guitar and mandolin.

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.

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

– Maya Angelou