The public library is where hometowns come together to learn, share, explore and find friendships. Music is the ideal way for this to happen all at once. Families, friends and children are all included.
This is a free public event, a gift to the community from local SongFarmers members and the hometown public library. No tickets are needed, just show up with your voice and an instrument and play your heart out.
A simple gathering, once-a-month, using the public library as the venue for local music jams. We like smaller events, 30-50 folks. A music jam is where interested musicians, singers and fans of organic “front porch” style music come together to sing and play with each other in a big, happy circle.
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It’s FOLK MUSIC
Traditional songs, bluegrass, blues, cajun, old-time, roots music, instrumentals, original songs … even drum circles. Anything that is family oriented and can be played without plugging anything in. No sound sytems are needed!
a) SONGFARMERS CHAPTERS are springing up nationwide. When a hometown chapter starts, simply make the public library available as a community gathering place. Our SongFarmers are mentored and taught to organize the music jams.
b) WHEN THE LIBRARY BECOMES THE SONGFARMERS CHAPTER we will help you start and organize the SongFarmers Music Jams at your public library. All that is required is one person becomes an official member of the WFPA (only $25 a year in membership dues)
We have scores of public events ready for your library!
WALDEN Film on your DVD projector: show the Walden film (60 minutes) to celebrate Henry David Thoreau in April for Earth Day or September to bring on the autumn. See a sample of the play below:
WOODSONGS CLASSROOM Projects: introduce your community to the banjo with multi-Grammy award winner Bela Fleck; traditional American jazz with Preservation Hall Jazz Band; old-time bluegrass with JD Crowe and Doyle Lawson; Barbershop Quartet Singing and much more. click here
IDEAL FOR STUDENTS and HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES these project come complete with LESSON PLANS for middle, high and college level instruction.