September Updates!

CTBA Calendar

The Calendar is starting to fill up with fun jams, workshops, radio shows, and live performances! Check it out! The calendar is public and those wishing to publicize a jam, performance, class, or radio show can post their events: See how the CTBA Public Calendar Works Here

Localized Jam Point People

We would like to place 3 people in the position to have more localized email lists for Western, Central, and Eastern CT

Western CT: Austin Scelzo – amscelz@amscelzo

Eastern CT: Cathy Day –

Central CT: Peter Faulkner –


If you’re a parent with kids who are pickers, just getting started, interested, or already playing, the CTBA has a Facebook Page for parents to connect. Also, contact Cathy Day to be added to the email list so you will be automatically informed of upcoming youth jams.  Parents have been discussing getting our bluegrass kids together outside of the festival season, to learn, jam, make new friends.  Cathy Day is organizing a monthly jam and social at her house in Hebron and needs to hear from you. Please take this 3 question survey to help her determine the best time. Her boys are ages 11 and 19, so she says any youth age is welcome, big or small!

Member BandsMember bands can and are already posting their events on CTBA’s calendar! Check out more at

Bluegrass Jam Classes

Bethel CT – Wednesdays 6:30-9 Nov 3-Dec 22

Carmel NY – Sundays 1:00-6PM Oct 24-Nov 14

Norwalk, CT – Bluegrass Jam Class – Wednesdays 6:30-9 Sept 15-Oct 27
Bluegrass Country and Roots Youth Club

Ridgefield CT – Mondays 7:00-8:15PM Sept 13-Nov 8

Free Online Workshops

Tuesday, Sept 7 from 8:00-9:00PM Here is the link to the Bluegrass Fiddle Backup Class

Tuesday, September 7th from 5:00-6:00PM Bluegrass Vocal Harmony Free Workshop
Tuesday, Sept 7 from 7:00-8:00PM
Here is the link to the Bluegrass Mandolin Backup Class

Official Newsletter

We would like to produce an official monthly newsletter with a lot of what you see here plus the following:

-Artist/Promoter/or DJ spotlight/interviews

-Festival roundups or event reviews  
-Guest authors, updates from a different DJ every newsletter, or a music teacher

-“Down Memory Lane” CT Bluegrass history

-CT Current Bluegrass News

Support CTBA

Like the Facebook PageDonate to CTBA

– Right now we are about -$250 under (See CTBA Budget) Any donations this week can go directly into creating an official associated email with the website and a workspace for volunteers to help spread word.

-Volunteer to write for CTBA-Volunteer as treasurer or Accountant for CTBA (This is not my strong suit!)

-Get your friends on this email list and share the website

-Consider picking up a bumper sticker – this can be a great way to get word out!

One thought

  1. Thank you, Austin, for creating this platform. Having recently moved from central Connecticut to very eastern NY ( close enough to consider myself western CT for musical purposes), I am so happy to have this resource to stay connected to the friends and jams I love.

    Kathy Fox


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