Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

November 11th - 12th, 2022  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN

Star Events will have content that is generally of value to all. They are appropriate for any instrument. Star Events are about you feeling comfortable that the workshops, jams and other events will be appropriate and valuable for you. If you find the Star Event topic interesting, the workshop is for you!

Workshops at a Glance

Saturday, November 11, 2022


9am - 11am - Conference Room C
Guitar Workshop with Jeffery C Wood

9am - 12pm - Conference Room E         Wernick Method Jamming Workshop      with Graham Sones

9am - 11am - Conference Room G
Phil Nusbaum - Approaches to Banjo Playing

1pm - 3pmConference Room B 
Wrangling Waves: Understanding Sound for Recording and Reinforcement with Mark Anderson

1pm - 2:30pm - Conference Room C      How to Be a Better Guitar Player without Having to Learn Too Much    with Jon Garon

1:30pm - 3pm - Conference Room D
Old Time Fiddle with Spencer & Rains

1pm - 3pm - Conference Room E   Fiddle Workshop with Lisa Fuglie

3pm - 4pm - Conference Room C  Inside Bluegrass with “The Eclectics”        

  Jeffery C Wood

.   Graham Sones

Phil Nusbaum

Dwight Lamb

Mark Anderson

.    Jon Garon

Spencer and Rains

.   Lisa Fuglie

FALL JAM Workshops

Saturday, November 11, 2022

9:00am–11am Conference Room C

Guitar Workshop with Jefferey C Wood
Fall Jam is very fortunate to have two great guitar workshops for 2021. Jeff Wood returns with a next level workshop on using Hammer-ons and Pull-offs and Rhythm Embellishments for the intermediate guitarist. Jeff is a great guitarist and also a great teacher. His workshops are always well organized and well attended.  

Saturday, November 11, 2022

9:00am–12:00pm Conference Room E

Wernick Method Jamming Workshop with Graham Sones

Register Here for Graham Sones Workshop

Graham Sones is a more than forty-year veteran of the banjo, a Scruggs-style picker who enjoys his craft and helping students learn to play. Born in Rochester, MN with strong family ties in Des Moines and the Arkansas hills, he grew up with bluegrass music and festivals. His picking, singing, and recording experience includes three years with Monroe Crossing all over the Midwest at festivals, concerts, and fairs, as well as with bands such as DriveTime and No Grass Limit, and currently Dick Kimmel & Co.

*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!

Hands-on learning in large and small groups

Learn many bluegrass standards

Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!

Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams

How to lead songs and how to follow new songs

How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony

Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass

Reading skills not needed or used

Group and individualized instruction on backup skills

Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12, 2022

Time TBD - Location TBD

Nadine Landry and Stephen “Sammy” Lind

Harmony Workshop - Saturday night

Fiddle Workshop - Friday & Saturday night

Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind are passionate about traditional fiddle music that has been passed on for generations, classics of the south west Louisiana Cajun dance halls and songs that could have filled a 50s honky tonk jukebox. They live in the Eastern Quebec and tour all over the world as a duo or with their bands Foghorn Stringband and Cajun Country Revival.

Date TBD

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Gerald Ross

Ukulele Workshop

"His musical virtuosity and entertaining mix of swing, blues, Hawaiian, American roots music and Tin Pan Alley are a joy to hear. And eclectic? When the mood strikes him, he’ll pick up the Cajun accordion, mandolin, bass, banjo, harmonica, charango and, as mentioned, the ukulele—the ukulele is not a toy."

Date TBD

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Petey Mack

Ukulele Workshop

"I'm an old ukulele player that loves people! "

Date TBD

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Ukester Brown

Ukulele Workshop

"A Minnesota Ukulele player sharing what he learns as he learns it..."

To learn more about Ukester visit his website Here!

Date TBD

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Dale & Brenda Moe

Beginner Lessons

Learn more about Dale, Brenda, and THUG HERE!

Friday, November 11, 6:00pm Regency Room

Saturday, November 12, 7:00pm Europa Room

Craig Evans

“Conversations”, a field documentary series on today’s Traditional Music Community! This presentation will include comments and cameos from your favorite Old-time Performers, banjo, guitar and fiddle makers and author/historians that remind us just how spectacular Traditional Music really is! 

More information on Craig’s films can be found here: www.oldtimeconversations.com

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