Old Time Jam Session
at Harry's Hardware
3087 Main Street, Cabot, VT 05647 | (802) 563-2291
Sunday Afternoons - 12noon to 2pm
Occurring each and every Sunday afternoon without fail,
The Old Time Jam Session at Harry's Hardware was launched September 10th, 2017, and is anchored by a handful of local stalwart fiddle and banjo players.
The style of tunes leans toward the repertoire of West Virginia and North Carolina with a trace of Ithaca (NY) attitude and a smattering of New England and Quebecois thrown in depending on players in attendance.
All levels of proficiency are welcome. As per session etiquette, if you are an absolute beginner, please play on the periphery. Check out our tune lists (below) and links to references.
The Cabot Old Time Jam Session Repertoire Vol. 1 is now available for downloads! Click on the CD image and you'll be sent to our Bandcamp site where you can listen to samples, purchase individual tracks or the entire album.
Sales of the physical CD raised a total of $1,060 for Cabot Arts and is earmarked to launch a music camp in 2022. Stay tuned for details about Volume 2 of this collection to be released in 2022.
In the liner notes, Dana writes, "This project kept me sane during the pandemic winter of 2020/21. I was missing the community and camaraderie of the folks who had been attending the Sunday afternoon jam sessions at Harry's Hardware since September 2017. Every Sunday, that is, until March 2020. This recording was intended to be not so much an artistic project, but rather, an archive and appreciation of some of the tunes we enjoy playing together."
About Harry's Hardware...
The only hardware store / pub in the state of Vermont, and perhaps in New England! Imagine taking your pint of Vermont's finest crafts beers and perusing the isles for duct tape, light bulb or chicken feed! Harry's Hardware is a cosy, atmospheric and welcoming place to meet with friends. and listen to some great local music. Family and children friendly!