Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

October 26-28, 2018  •   Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, MN

Fall Jam Workshps


  • 7 pm, Studio 2: Del Rey - Blues guitar workshop entitled “The Life and Times of Memphis Minnie” 
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Conference Rm E:  Lil Rev - Finger picking patterns for the Ukulele


9 am – Noon, Workshop Studio #16
Graham Sones presents a 3-hour “Pete Wernick Method” jamming workshop for all instruments and all levels.
Professional quality workshop included in the price of your admission. Here's a link for for more information and a flyer (PDF). Sign up in advance to receive class info and music ahead of time! 

10 am - 12:00, Studio 5
Songwriting Workshop with Tom Englehardt: 
Tom is a driving force in the Minnesota Association of Songwriters.  His workshop will be a fun creative experience to help you get the idea's flowing.  Tom is also a great resource for questions  about pitching, publishing, copyrights etc.   

11 am - noon, Regency
Island Charms Ukulele Wor
kshop presented by Lil Rev. 
This is a presentation of the Great Minnesota Ukulele Gathering  (GMUG) that is part of the Fall Jam. Lil Rev is a musician, educator and storyteller of American roots music with a particular love for all things ukulele and harmonica.

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Studio 3
Getting Past Stage Fright.
Do you watch your friends on stage and long to get “up there” yourself?  Or maybe you just want to be more comfortable singing or taking a break in a jam!    Tom Peschges and Adelle Hyrkas team up to provide you some tips and tricks and methods to help you put fear in its place and get those butterflies flying in formation!   No one will put you on the spot in this class. Just come, listen, ask questions and just maybe find the confidence you’ve been seeking!

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Studio 3
Bass Workshop with Tim Wankel: Tim Wankel of the Double Down Daredevil plays so many different instruments many people never knew that he played bass professionally!  Tim will discuss the art of bass in a band dynamic. Bring your upright, ukebass or acoustic bass. Topics will include lead-ins, lead-outs, transitions, dynamics. He will be discussing room issues , tone and style points. And there will be time for questions and answers as well.    

2:00 - 3:30 pm, Studio 2
Playing in an Ensemble - Getting the most out of the interplay between the instruments.  This is a “next level” workshop for players of all ability levels.  Whether you are in a band now or would like to be, there will be information here presented by Jon Garon with his collection of talented and experienced friends, Mark Kreitzer, Tom Schaeffer, Tim Hennessy and John Bodle.

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