The West Valley Old-Time Jam
"the pizza jam"

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CONFIRMED:  The next West Valley Old-Time Jam will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and Thursday, September 25, 2014.

SEE THE NOTES BELOW TO SEE HOW TO GET ON OR OFF THE MAILING LIST.

The jam is usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, but sometimes changes due to competing events.  The jam takes place at

Jerry's Pizzeria
22035 Sherman Way,
Canoga Park , CA 91303

(818) 346-3033

Please do not call Jerry's to ask about the jam.  They are kind enough to let us play there, but they are not responsible for our schedule, and we are not part of an entertainment presentation sponsored by the restaurant.  They surest way to find out about the jam is to contact me at the email/phone numbers below.

Jerry's is on Sherman Way 1/2 block west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, on the north side of the street.  There is limited free parking in back, and metered parking on the street.
(Click here for a map.)

Time:  6PM until 9PM

Please contact me for more info or comments, or to request that I add you to the mailing list for reminders:
Pete Tinker
818 346 5213 (home)
818 694 5213 (cell)
<ptinker@acm.org>

Never been to an old-time music jam?  Here's how it works.  People who play old-time (traditional, hillbilly, southeastern, mountain, pre-1940 country, old-timey) music sit around in a circle and play for three hours while eating and drinking.  Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and sometimes others.  All acoustic instruments, no amplification.  We play the same tune over and over until we decide to go on to another one.  No one takes "breaks" as in jazz or bluegrass -- we all play together.  Generally in the keys of D, G, A, and C major, with some odd modal notes thrown in.  Occasionally we'll sing as well.  No sheet music -- it's all by ear.  Appropriate for all ages and levels of expertise.  Check out the tunes from past jams, below, to hear what it sounds like.

Secret link to Pete's 78RPM collection (now 122 CDs' worth)

TUNE SNIPPETS FROM PAST JAMS
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011

FULL TUNES FROM PAST JAMS
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sorry, no recordings from October 13.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from March 8
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from July 12
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from October 11
Yikes!\  No recordings from October 25, either
Back again!  Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sorry, no recordings from January 10, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
-- intermission --
Thursday, June 27, 2013 (tips:  $9.00; running total:  $9.00)
Thursday, July 11, 2013 (tips $3.00; running total:  $12.00)
Thursday, August 22, 2013 (shortened due to my illness)
Thursday, September 12, 2013 (tips:  $3.00; running total:  $15.00)
Thursday, September 25, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013 (with extra-poor quality!)
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, January 9, 2014 (tips:  $8.00; running total:  $23.00)
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Sorry, no recordings from February 13, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 (tips:  $6.00; running total:  $29.00)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 (tips:  $6.00; running total:  $35.00)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (tips:  $8.00; running total:  $43.00)
Thursday, May 08, 2014 (tips:  $5.00; running total:  $48.00)
Sorry, no recordings from May 22, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Sorry, no recordings from July 10, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014