If you want to beat the Mardi Gras crowds this year, then think about joining our “old tyme” fiddle jam instead of heading to a parade.
We’re meeting at Calientes Restaurant on Mardi Gras day – Tuesday, February 17. Bring your dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, banjo or other instruement to play. This photo was taken at one of our dulcimer fetes several years ago at the West Baton Rouge Museum. It is an old slave cabin on the grounds of the museum next door to the community center where the fete was headquartered.
The old tyme fiddle jam is 11 am to 1 pm; the bluegrass jam starts at 1 pm. Calientes Restaurant is a Mexican restaurant on Lee Extension across from Mike Anderson’s Restaurant. They have graciously allowed the bluegrass association to hold jams there; so think about getting some of their delicious food while you are there to support the restaurant.
Here are some of the fiddle tunes we know. They are in different keys-dulcimer players; get ready for some key changes.