Posted by bj on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Festive Food and fiddle tunes, what could be better? Last night was our jam's 4th Tuesday jam, and I had decided we'd turn it into our potluck holiday party, with everyone bringing something to share. We got a head start on celebrating the Oldtime Year of the Possum by playing as many varmint tunes as the Easton Oldtime Varmint Jam could muster.
Wow, the response was awesome! We had all kinds of baked goods such as cookies, rugulah, blueberry buckle, brownies, gingerbread, and more. We also had cheese, crackers, kielbasa, homemade hummus, pizza, fried chicken, and other munchies. And to drink we had cider (in deference to our wonderful venue we refrained from alcoholic beverages.)
We had three fiddles, three banjos, a couple guitars. and a couple mandos. We ended up playing and eating from 7PM until almost midnight. Three or four new tunes were introduced, and I managed to learn most of them, even the one in the key of C. And yes, we played a Possum tune-- Melvin Wine's The Possum's Tail is Bare.
Of all the things I've done in my life, few have given me as many great times as this jam group I organized.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @12:47:01 PM
Congrats on the rugulah, bubula!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @3:22:25 PM
I like buckles as much as cobblers, grunts, slumps, pan-dowdies, and brown betties.
I just made 2 batches of cider but not the under-age kind, so I guess I wouldn't be welcome :(
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @3:32:10 PM
We'll just have to move the jam to a more private venue when you show up! Let 'er rip!
Those Presbyterians don't know what they're missing . . . ;-)
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @3:57:32 PM
That sounds great! Now I'm hungry for kielbasa.
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @7:55:06 AM
BJ, I just have to say that I enjoy the updates that you post about this jam. Happy holidays to the bunch of ya's!
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @8:00:50 AM
This April we will hit our two year anniversary!
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @11:04:35 AM
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Thursday, December 30, 2010 @4:47:16 PM
Yep, thanks for updates. Sounds like you all had a great time!
Friday, December 31, 2010 @7:09:55 AM
Sounds fantastic. I always forget that in America, cider isn't an alcoholic drink!
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