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.
Learn from guest artists and stay for their concert. Check back for details and dates!
Weekly Bluegrass Jam
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, starting October 7.
Bluegrass Band Scrambles – experience the bluegrass tradition
January 22, 2022, and April 30, 2022
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.