JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

Scott County JAMS

Scott County JAMS is a Crooked Road JAM program held at Shoemaker Elementary School in Gate City, VA. The program has only been running this school year and has achieved phenomenal success with their students! Check out this short clip from their year-end concert held last week.

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Cane Mill Road (JAM grads) go to South America!

Here are some super talented kids from Watauga Co, NC who grew up in the JAM program there. They are going to South America to serve as ambassadors of traditional mountain music at the world's largest international music festival for children and need your support! Read on and watch the video for more information. Our story is bluegrass and we need your help to share it with the world! Youth bluegrass band Cane Mill Road has been invited to represent The United States of America by playing 3...

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