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Our Jam will have a new Venue for the winter-- with HEAT!!!

Posted by bj on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I just got off the phone with the building manager for the 1st Presbyterian Church on Spring Garden Street in Easton PA. He said he's sure his Church will be happy to host our jam! Yes, I have to fill in an application for the building use tomorrow, and it will need to be brought up at their next meeting, but he says it's something they would be happy to be involved with, and he foresees no problem at all. No money is expected, we'll instead be donating time and effort playing at church picnics, helping with church events and doing other community outreach type things. This is a match made in heaven, for sure!

Best of all, it's only about five blocks from our current venue.

This Church is known in the community for their community outreach efforts, so this will give us an opportunity to get our music out there in a really positive way. Yay!

9 comments on “Our Jam will have a new Venue for the winter-- with HEAT!!!”

Cyndy Says:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @2:48:18 PM

Great news! C

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @3:02:20 PM

Better leave tha white mule home!

FiddleCat Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @2:46:25 AM

Congrats on the new location bj. Sounds like a winner. Are ya keeping the day and time the same??

bj Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @4:26:45 AM

I'm not sure about the day. The time will be moved up to 7PM, which a lot of our jammers want. This probably won't happen in time for the next jam, but maybe. Last night at the Art Center our fingers were all cramped. It was warmer outside than it was in that building.

White mule?

Swing Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @4:36:47 AM

Bj...having a good place for playing music is a wonderful thing.. if the acoustics are good then it is even better. Good for you.

Play Happy

bj Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @4:42:25 AM

There are two different rooms we use in the place we're currently in. One is good acoustically, and one isn't. We have the key for the one that isn't, and can only use the one that is when someone with the downstairs key is staying. So that's also been part of the problem. I'll see today if the space the church has will be better. I've been in the Church's basement space but before the recent renovation. I think it should be better, lower ceiling. The current place is a hall with a super high ceiling. Sound gets lost.

mudbug Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @8:27:39 AM

White mule A.K.A. moonshine, corn sqeezins, mountain dew.

bj Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @9:23:49 AM

Ah . . . Nope, no moonshine.

Well, I just went and filled out the application and saw the space where they completed the renovation. As the Church secretary and I spoke, I was hearing a lot of reverb in there. The place has a tile floor, probably over concrete. The ceiling panels APPEAR to be new acoustic panels, but I'm not sure they are, since we got that echoey quality. It's a larger room, maybe 30' x 30' with an approximately 8 foot ceiling. The Art Center room we're in now is approximately 70' X 100' with a 20 foot celing and hardwood floor.

Only time will tell. I'm not sure this is going to be better acoustically, but it may be. Or it may be awful in the other direction, with too much echo and sonic craziness.

At least there's heat. Seems to be running around 65 degrees, which is a whole lot better than our current situation. Another plus- a handicapped ramp to the door, and an elevator which will allow the double bass to enter without any stairs.

Mandogryl Says:
Thursday, November 26, 2009 @5:43:50 AM

That is great, BJ!
We use a Unitarian Church for our jams and writers group.

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