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, was 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

Caldwell JAM offers guitar, blues guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin through the school year at the varied locations. They also offer a Summer JAM ending with performances at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention



Caldwell JAM Instructors
Alyssa McLean, guitar
Bobby Joe Henson, guitar
Doug Davis, mandolin, banjo, fiddle
Mary Ervin, fiddle
Justin Butler-Blues Guitar


For more information about the Caldwell JAM program, please contact:
Bob Henson, JAM Program Director
Caldwell Arts Council
PO Box 1613
Lenoir, NC 28645
[email protected]

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