I hope that you have had a good Summer.
I will resume leading the Beginner Bluegrass Jam at the Pioneer Building next Wednesday (Sept. 6).
New Song Lists
Included in the attachments are two new song lists for the jam which are intended to replace the 'top 20' list and 'additional 30' lists that we used for the jam before the Summer break.
The first list (titled 'Beginner Bluegrass Jam - Sept. - Dec. 2017') consists of the 20 songs that were on the top 20 list, plus 7 more songs that I intend on making the song of the week between now and the end of the year. This list of 27 songs is the list that we will play from for the first half of the evening. Notice that, unlike the top 20 list, most of the songs are not given a specified key. The lead singer, from now on, chooses which key these songs will be played in during both halves of the evening.
The second list (titled 'Beginner Bluegrass Jam - Sept. - Dec. 2017 Additional Songs') consists of 22 songs that have been played at least once at the Beginner Jam between Jan. and June of 2017 during the second half of the evening, when people were free to call songs not on the top 20 list, so long as these are beginner-friendly and appropriate for a Bluegrass jam. Many of these songs will likely continue to be called by people at the jam during the second half of the evening, and many of the songs on this list will eventually become songs of the week for the jam.