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
Mile Twelve, a bluegrass concert
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 7:00 pm
Mile Twelveis a thought-provoking and energetic bluegrass string band. All five band members bring their own influences and interpretations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. The lineup features Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Korey Brodsky (mandolin and guitar), Ella Jordan (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
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 20th and April 27.
The Ruta Beggars
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 7:00 pm
Appealing to traditional and progressive acoustic music fans alike, The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun.
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.