4th Tuesday Jam
notloB has returned from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Is there a better way to settle back into the local music scene than to be with what I call the "Boston Bluegrass Mafia" at the Cantab?
Grey Fox educator and one heck of a guitar player Tony Watt has announced a new "4th Tuesday Jam" series at Cantab. The first is tonight with what, from me reading of his invitation, promises to be a star-studded lineup.
For those of you in the greater Boston area, please consider coming out to The Cantab Lounge in Central Sq. in Cambridge tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 23rd) at 8 pm (please note the early start time). Many of you may remember the scene at The Cantab about a dozen years ago when on any given Tuesday you could expect to see members of Crooked Still, The Infamous Stringdusters and many more extremely talented young folks up on stage at The Cantab. Starting tomorrow night I will be helping to put together a monthly 4th Tuesday jam with the current crop of young Boston-based national-level touring musicians.
Although I don't want to say exactly who'll be there (just in case
their bus breaks down or whatever), I will routinely be asking
musicians from the area's top touring bands, including those on
Rounder Records, Signature Sounds, and more. Tomorrow night will be a special, special inaugural 4th Tuesday jam because we will be joined by both Boston-area and Nashville-based musicians... but you'll have to come down to The Cantab to see who'll be joining us!
The 4th Tuesday jam will run from 8 pm until 9:30 (please note we will not be starting at 10 pm as listed on The Cantab's calendar). Our jam will be followed by Jubilee Mule at 10 pm and Steve & Eric's Pickin' Party from 11 until closing. The Cantab Lounge is located at 738 Mass. Ave. in Central Sq. in Cambridge, MA 02139, and you can find more details at http://cantab-lounge.com/public_html/cantab_calendar.html.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll come down and catch the show!
Photo by Avril Smith