Join one of our many scheduled jams throughout the fête. “Jammers” are generally accomplished players and the music often is played at a very fast pace. We will have a “fast jam” scheduled in every workshop slot during Friday and Saturday. Jamming will begin Thursday afternoon during the extended workshop periods.
This year we will have designated jams for advanced beginner and novice players – these are scheduled as workshops during the two days. If you are a newer player it may be for rewarding and less frustrating to play with folks of a similar skill level.
This Year Our “Slow Cookin'” Jams for Novice Players Are:
- Molasses Jam with Craig and Pam Kaster (Friday)
- “A Slow Stirring of the Pot” Jam or Blueberry Jam with Annette Lindsey (Saturday)
This Year Our “Fast & Furious” Jams Are:
- Made it ‘Cross the I-10 Achafalaya Spillway Jam with Jak and crew (Thursday afternoon)
- Sugar Cane Jam with Doug Pratt
- Hot Pepper Jam with Jak and his crew
- Jambalaya Jammin’ Jam with Helen and Maylee (based in the tune book)
- Hot Crawfish Jam with David and Annette Lindsey
- Cajun Jam with Peggy Broussard and Joe Besse
- Happy Tune Jam with Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall
- Sweet Tea All-Gospel Jam with Margaret Wright
- Gumbo Jam with Jak and his crew
- Traffic Jam with the Bayou Club & Denise Guillory
- Tabasco Pepper Jam with David and Annette Lindsey
For everyone’s enjoyment remember:
- Scheduled jams are held in the Jam Circle near the stage in the Community Center or in a workshop.
- Please do not form another jam in the large room of the Community Center.
- If you are jamming in the foyer, please leave a path to the front doors (Fire Marshall).
- Jams are lead by either one of our Lagniappe members, instructors or other dulcimer clubs. Please be courteous to the jam leader and follow their instructions and the individual who has “called” the tune.
Be ready to call a song – announce the song name loudly and the key it’s played in. If you prefer not to start the song, just ask someone to start it. And, if you want it played slowly – please ask.
· The caller sets the speed at which a song is played – watch their hands and follow their lead. And listen to others and watch their hands.Be ready to call a song – announce the song name loudly and the key it’s played in. If you prefer not to start the song, just ask someone to start it. And, if you want it played slowly – please ask.
· When a tune is to be sung, chord along so the lead singer can be heard; join in and be surprised how much fun it is to sing along with others!
· When you want the song to end, yell out something like, “YIP!”, or tell everyone how many times to play the song.
· All instruments are welcome the main Lagniappe jams. It jazzes up the jam to ask other players on autoharp, guitar or fiddle, for example, to take the lead in a song.
· Avoid chit chatting – it can be very distracting to those who are playing.