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Caldwell JAM (NC)


Closer to the Piedmont area, Caldwell County differs from its mountain neighbors in its musical styles. In addition to old time and bluegrass music, this area is also known for its blues traditions. Although there are several documented old time and bluegrass musicians from Caldwell County, such as bluegrass musician and singer Carl Story, most of the music in this area is heavily influenced by blues. Etta Baker, a famous blues singer and musician, is from Caldwell County. Today, musicians like the Harris Brothers are carrying on the blues tradition in their music.

Click here for more information about Caldwell County musicians, past and present, from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Current Caldwell JAM (multiple sites)
Hudson Uptown Building – Mondays
Caldwell Community College – Wednesdays

Caldwell JAM offers guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin through the school year at the varied locations. They also offer a JAM Camp each summer during the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention and provide multiple performance opportunities in the community.

Caldwell JAM Instructors
Alyssa McLean, guitar
Bobby Joe Henson, guitar
Molly Barrett, fiddle
Doug Davis, mandolin, banjo, fiddle
Mary Irvin, fiddle
McRoy Gardner, banjo and guitar

Caldwell JAM Advisory Board
Adrienne Roellgen
Alex Berhardt
Eric Rabinowitz
Andrea Evans
Christie Arney
Annamarie Clark
Bob Henson
Kaye Crouch
Kim McClure

For more information about the Caldwell JAM program, please contact:
Launi Higgs, Program Director
Caldwell Arts Council
PO Box 1613
Lenoir, NC 28645

Caldwell Arts Council Website
Caldwell JAM Facebook
Caldwell Arts Council Facebook

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