Monday Night Jam

Tonight is my grand finale at the Monday Night Jam before I move next week.  I’ve been playing the fiddle with this group for the past five years.  Its the epitome of RMM!

A group of friends that jammed together at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS decided they wanted to continue jamming all year long.  They play a mix of Irish and traditional music.  There are all sorts of interesting instruments in the mix:  guitar, accordion, bodrhan, fiddle, manodlin, flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and even spoons!

The past few years we’ve been playing in a room at Old Chicago.  The atmosphere is very laid back, but also very energizing.  People are coming and going, eating, drinking, and talking.

This has been particularly fun for me as a musician because its an occasion where I can play for the pure enjoyment of it.  There is no pressure to perform, play all the notes correctly or practice to perfection.  I can just show up and play!

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