Boone JAM (NC)


The Boone area of Watauga Co, NC is the home of many legendary singers and musicians, probably most notably the late Doc Watson and members of his extended family through several generations. Its old time traditions carry on, leaving a great number of current bluegrass and old time musicians to follow the footsteps of the legendary musicians in Watauga County history. As well as stringband traditions, ballad singing still lives on in this area, and is linked to the Hicks Family of Beech Mountain. Frank Proffitt, is another important ballad and folk singer.

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About Boone JAM

Boone JAM is held at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:15 for local children ages eight and up. The program is currently organized through the Town of Boone, NC and offers classes in fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandolin, band, and ukulele. The program offers several performance opportunities for the students and also features guest artists throughout the year.

Current Instructors

Jeff Moretz
Gunnar Salyer
Cecil Gurganus
Ella Hennessee
Cooper Statile
Liz Lanham
Grayson McGuire

For more information about the Boone JAM program, please contact:

Director Brandon Holder
[email protected]
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