Bluegrass Coffeehouse Presents: Trunk Band
The Bluegrass Coffeehouse is a casual environment great for the whole family.
On Friday, June 3 and Friday, July 8 There will be Live bluegrass music from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by an open bluegrass jam from 9:00-10:00PM.
Refreshments, baked goods, and pizza will be for sale
Suggested donation is $10 per person. Free admission for children.
Location: First Congregational Church, 103 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Trunk Band was formed during the pandemic as a weekly collaboration of local musicians at “The Elephant’s Trunk” flea market in New Milford. It’s core features Newtown’s Richard Neal (Flagpole Radio Band) and Bethel’s Frank Infurcia. They will be inviting guest’s Rick Brodsky (Flagpole Radio Band, Rock Hearts) and Austin Scelzo (Rock Hearts, On the Trail)
Richard Neal is a Connecticut-based multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, mandolin), recording studio operator, producer, session musician, stringed instrument teacher, songwriter, and performer. Visit Richard at www.facebook.com/richardfneal.
Wall Street Theater Brings Big Name Bluegrass Artists to CT
On the Trail Bluegrass Band @ The Mather Homestead (Darien, CT)
Sunday, June 12, 5PM Tickets can be purchased here
On the Trail Bluegrass Band @ the Blues Cafe
The Blues Café is not the blues nor a café. It is an independent music project located in Southbury, Connecticut. The volunteers are music enthusiasts and strongly believe in providing independent talent with an intimate, up close and personal crowd. All net proceeds go to the artists.!
George Newton VFW Hall
150 Lee Farm Drive
Southbury, CT 06488
Doors open 1 PM Community Pot Luck. Plrase bring a dish to share
Musical friends 1:15 to 2:30 PM
Main Act Scheduled 3PM
Tickets are limited. Reservations are highly encouraged, email: Bluescafebm@gmail.com
Suggested donations are $25 person
Kids under 16 are free
Net proceeds go to Artist
Cash at the Door
New Traditional Bluegrass Band in CT
The Hosmer Mountain Boys are a Bluegrass band born out of Windham County in Connecticut. The two boys in front have always had an affinity for all things old and nostalgic and that includes music.
Open Bluegrass Jams
Friday, June 3
Ridgefield First Congregational Church
Sunday, June 5
Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden CT
Note Kitchen – Bethel CT
Bearsville Theater – Woodstock NY
Charter Oak Brewery – Danbury CT
6:30 – 9 PM
Next Door Pizza – New Haven CT
6:30 – 9 PM
Nod Hill Brewery – Ridgefield CT
Westchester Bluegrass Club Presents: Kevin Prater Band
Come out and support the Westchester Bluegrass Club for a show that will not disappoint!
Listen to the band and learn more here: https://www.westchesterbluegrassclub.com/
Where: 33 Lake Way, Purdys NY
Kevin Prater Band hosts Jam in West Suffield
Jam with a professional bluegrass group! Kevin Prater’s band will be leading a jam at Todd’s. Todd Michael is a staunch bluegrass supporter and is heavily involved with the Podunk Bluegrass Festival.
When: Monday, June 13
Email Todd Michael email@example.com for RSVP and exact address
Bluegrass Jam Class taught by Austin Scelzo Using the Wernick Method*
Bethel, CT at Note Kitchen
227 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
Wednesdays, June 1-July 13, 2022
6:45-9pm each Wednesday; no class on June 29
Tuition: $225 for 6 sessions
$10 off through May 1. $50 deposit reserves your spot. 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.
*All bluegrass instruments welcome
*No jamming experience necessary
*You will be jamming the first class!
*Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
*Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
*Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
*Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)
The sooner you sign up, the sooner you’ll receive the student study materials for the camp. Sign up here or email Austin: Austin@AustinScelzo.com
Take a Deep Dive into Bluegrass Music this Summer
All Jam Classes
Clinton Arts Festival
- Saturday, July 30th 12pm to 5pm
- Main Street Clinton on the lawn in front of the Pierson School
- Youth Bluegrass showcase
- Professional bluegrass band
- Bluegrass Jam
St. Johns Bluegrass Festival
Announced their schedule and line up
New Banjo Teacher Central CT
Clara Guilmette is a banjo player located in Portland, CT. She is currently a Junior at Central Connecticut State University and is studying Music Education. She has been playing bluegrass banjo for 13 years. For the past two years, Clara has been the banjo instructor for the Podunk Bluegrass Kids Academy. In 2020, she was a recipient of the IBMA Sally Ann Forester Scholarship. If interested in taking lesson with her, please contact her through her Facebook page, her cell phone (860-916-7115), or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Clara plays in the group “Bend in the River”