Blues Jam will happen on three Wednesdays throughout the season - led by bluesmeister Ron Gordon. We gather during this time so musicians can just play, learn from each other, improve their Blues “ear,” meet other musicians working (or playing!) toward Blues knowledge and mastery. Never a cover charge, and free parking on Broadway, around the corner!
Welcome! Unlike many other events out there, this is not an open mic, a performance or a lesson, it’s hands on. All levels are welcome from beginner to virtuoso, there’s a place for everyone. In this round robin you can lead a song, show or share or ask a little about it, its sources. It’s a chance for anyone in the circle to play along. We focus on traditional acoustic blues forms and songs. Yes, there will be some overlap with Country, Jazz, Jug Band, Old Timey. But remember, Blues is one of the foundations of American popular music. So other forms are okay, we’ll still keep to Blues forms and scales - you’ll know it when you hear it!
This evening is for ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS ONLY - no one overpowers anyone else. So - guitar, mandolin, harmonica, uke, wind, reed, bass, violin family, spoons, bones, washboard, maybe a snare, and most importantly your VOICE are all good. Hope to see you soon! -Ron Gordon
Blues Jam 2019 Dates: April 10
Open Mic Nights are held in the Guild Room on the second floor of Proctors Theatre. Open Mic Nights are held in the Guild Room on the second floor of Proctors Theatre. Simply take the Arcade elevator to the second floor and turn right - the Guild Room is ahead on your right.
About the Host
Ron Gordon has been playing, teaching and jamming blues for many years on guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. He performs solo and with the Hokum Hawaiians, Stillhouse Rounders and St Regis String Band, frequently leads workshops and performs at major festivals and street fairs. He’s also the founder of Electric City Blues.