Live Music, Jams, Education and More – September Newsletter

Twisted Pine Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, 5:30 pm

Outdoor Concert 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT
Tickets $35 “An upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; virtuosic solos; tight harmonies. This is definitely a band to watch.”NPR “I have only great things to say about them. All accomplished musicians, their vocals are creative in ways you don’t see anywhere else. And sometimes they let me sit in!”Jerry Douglas It looks like the audience is slowly getting over Covid hesitation, and coming back. Ticket sales are brisk. We are limiting the crowd to 60 people outside., so don’t miss out…
Bring a chair, refreshments, and feel free to bring a picnic supper too.

Jordan Tice Sunday, Oct. 16, 3:00 PM

Outdoor Concert166 Mather Street, Hamden, CTTickets $30 Jordan Tice is a singular voice on the American roots music scene. Over the last ten years, he has developed a reputation as a unique and brilliant guitarist, and a prolific composer of well-crafted songs. A wonderful singer and entertainer, he is probably best known as for his guitar playing in Hawktail.
GuitartownCT Concert tickets here

Sam Bush – Hartford Sept 17

More info here

Billy Strings and Willie Nelson @ Outlaw Music Festival

Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater Tuesday Sept 13 Tickets can be found here

BookMatch Sept 21

G Rockwell and Korey Brodsky were raised in the Connecticut Bluegrass Community.  Growing up, they turned heads at any jam, leaving the on lookers whispering “prodigy” and wondering, “Who is that kid?”  In this special performance, Korey (of Mile Twelve) will be joining G Rockwell and his band, Bookmatch at the new Park City Music Hall in Bridgeport.

G currently makes his home in Boston where he teamed up with Micah Nicol of the Ruta Beggars, creating, Bookmatch.  With the incredible Noah Harrington on bass, this will be an unforgettable evening.

“I’m always amazed at the talent that exists outside the mainstream… These guys capture their folk bluegrass idiom perfectly with great songs and heartfelt performances. This is music very much the equal of the great ’70s folk artists: Bromberg, Lightfoot, etc.” – Dino DiMuro, Divide and Conquer, reviewing Beacon Street Time.

Musicians! Bring your instrument for an open jam between sets.

This show is all ages until 9PM, 21+ after 9PM.

Children 12 & under free.

Here’s a clip from their last show at Park City

Ocean State Bluegrass Festival Sept 17-18

Ocean State Bluegrass Festival and Pick-Nic.
Saturday, Sep 17th – 6:00 pm through 9:00pm
Sunday, Sep 18th – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

SATURDAY, starting at 6:00 pm (gates open at 3:00 pm)
– 3 Bands
— Hosmer Mountain Boys
— Poor Monroe
— Rock Hearts
– Food
Tickets: $20 per person or $30 including camping and show ticket for one person. Parking $5 per vehicle.

SUNDAY, starting at 11:00 am
– Picking
– Raffles
– Food
– Workshops
Sunday Admission – FREE ($5 per car parking)

Bluegrass Guitar Lessons (Hamden)

Playing a “little” guitar can get frustrating. Ever feel like you’re playing the same thing over and over, and not really improving? I certainly have been there!
I enjoy teaching guitar, and after a long pandemic break, I am giving guitar lessons again. Bluegrass is my favorite music genre, but the principles are the same in blues, country or folk.
Lessons are based on what you want to work on, your playing level, your goals, your musical style.
A few things I’ve helped students with in the past are:
-Playing solid rhythm guitar-Easy tips for playing more melodic solos, even on unfamiliar songs-Hearing and recognizing common chord patterns, and knowing the notes that go with them (ear training)-Playing confidently in a bluegrass jam-Practice tips

Lessons are outside at my home. 166 Mather Street,  Hamden.Rates are $35/ half-hour, $65/ hour.
Email or text if interested. Chriscwuerth@sbcglobal.net203-430-6020

TONY TRISHKA Saturday, October 8th

All tickets: $35

Hailed as one of, if not the greatest current banjo master, Trischka is truly a virtuoso of the instrument. His most recent album Shall We Hope has been lauded as a seminal musical take on the American Civil War. Tony is a down to earth guy with heart and talent that is rooted in a sound that takes us deep into the soul of America. A consummate storyteller, he will capture your attention and bring you into the fold of what we have always aspired to be as Americans. Don’t miss this performance!

Doors @ 6:30PM • Show @ 8:00PM

Call now for tickets 413-528-1955


Bluegrass Jams


Bluegrass & Beer Picking Jam & Open Jam

Hosted by Hitch & The Giddyup

Wed, September 7, 2022

All Ages (until 9PM) | FREE SHOW

5:00pm – Doors & Family Night

7:30pm – 8:15pm – Hitch & The Giddyup

8:15-9:45pm – Bluegrass Open Jam (in house signups)

9:45-10:15pm – Closing Jam

As (almost) always, Wednesday is Family Night at Park City Music Hall. This will start at 5PM!


Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield. 30 Greenfield Street. Room S-3 

First and third Tuesday of each month in Wethersfield. There is a $3.00 suggested donation to cover the cost of the room. All levels are welcome. Acoustic instruments only. Wernick jamming etiquette is followed (announce your song with key, etc).


Thursday, Sept 22 6:30 Charter Oak Brewery, Danbury CT


Thursday, Sept 8 6:30 PM Note Kitchen Bethel CT


Sunday, Sept 11 2:30PM Nod Hill Brewery Ridgefield CT

New Haven

Thursday, Sept 22


Sunday, September 11 at Best video, 2-5 PM.

Bluegrass Jam Class – Bethel CT

6:45-9PM Wednesdays – Note Kitchen Bethel CT Sign up here

CT Band wins Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival Band Competition

CT Band and Western Connecticut State University alumni take the win in Maine’s Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival Competition. Read more here

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