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WNC JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS ~ Classes starting in September for Black Mountain, Madison County, and Haywood County JAM Programs.

A new JAM season is upon us. The Junior Appalachian Musicians weekly group lessons will be meeting in person again starting in September in several western North Carolina JAM Programs..

Haywood County Jam will be hosting an Open House for students interested in signing up to learn fiddle, banjo, or guitar on Tuesday August 31 from 4-4:30 at the Folkmoot Center in Waynesville, NC. Teachers are Travis Stuart, Robby Robertson, Maddy Mullany, and Cary Fridley. For more information, please contact the Haywood County Arts Council.

The Madison County JAM will be held outdoors this year, and will be holding an Orientation and Registration Day on September 2. The JAM classes will be weekly on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5PM beginning on September 9th, offering classes in beginning and intermediate fiddle, banjo, guitar, and band. Teachers are Jake and Sara Owen, David Hughes, and Cary Fridley. For more information, please contact the Madison County Arts Council.

Black Mountain JAM begins on September 8 with and Orientation and Registration Day from 3:45 – 4:30, and will be holding classes weekly after that from 3:45 to 5PM on Wednesdays outside. Teachers are Maddy Mullany, Clarke Williams, and Cary Fridley. For more information, please contact the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Old-time Music with Kyle Smith Saturday 3-6PM

This Saturday at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC from 3 to 6PM, Dave Perkins and Cary Fridley will be playing guitar and bass with Kyle Smith on fiddle and Bill West on banjo.

Down South to be on WNCW’s Local Color November 27

Cary Fridley and Down South will be guests on Local Color with Laura Blackley on November 27, 2013 to promote their upcoming show at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC on November 30. Also on the show will be Darin Gentry, local Black Mountain old-time fiddler and banjo player. He is promoting a new project that will bring musicians from Haiti to North Carolina to perform.