Old-Time Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Open Old-Time Jams

Old-Time Jam at Tractor Brewing
118 Tulane SE @ Central
Every Monday, 7:30-10-ish p.m.
Hosted by the Virginia Creepers

Please note: no jam on Memorial Day, May 29


Click here for tune lists from the weekly Tractor jams.

A few jam notes:

• Acoustic instruments only. If you're unsure what the old-time style is all about, see the Old-Time Music link above and/or read this Tractor blog post.

• Support our fabulous tap-room home, Tractor Brewing. Buy a beverage! They don't serve food, but there is usually a food truck out front, and you may BYO food from elsewhere. Several local eateries will deliver to the taproom, as well (some menus available at the bar).

• Some jams are round-robin style and others are more free-form; this jam is of the latter type. Everyone is free to suggest tunes, but we don't take turns in a particular order. Melody instruments often choose and start the tunes.

• Fiddlers and banjo players use special tunings for different keys, so it's common to stay in one key for a while to minimize the retuning. ("A while" could mean 5 or 6 tunes, or 20, depending on the group or the evening.)

• A little noodling between tunes is probably unavoidable, but loud and insistent noodling is generally frowned upon and is not Dale Carnegie approved.


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ABQ-area Jams for Other Types of Music

Acoustic Jam, Sundays 2-5 pm, Covenant Presbyterian, 9315 Candelaria NE
Apple Mountain Music for folk and Irish jams
Southwest Pickers for bluegrass jams
FolkMADS Megaband - open community band, mixed genres
Llist of assorted jams (bluegrass, celtic, eclectic) in ABQ and elsewhere in NM



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