2021 MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam Camp!

MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam Camp with The High 48s

Are you tired of playing bluegrass music by yourself and ready to start playing and singing with others? Are you frustrated trying to learn your instrument in isolation, wishing you could study with professional instructors and jam with other players at your own level? Have you ever dreamed of playing with a band under the lights of the MBOTMA Main Stage?

Then you should sign up for the 2021 MBOTMA Bluegrass Instructional Camp (aka “Jam Camp”) that we are teaching at El Rancho Manana in Richmond, MN August 3-5th! !

This three day instructional camp is open to anyone at least 12 years old that plays fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin or bass and has some experience playing a few basic chords and/or playing simple melodies on their instrument.

The camp will feature group classes as well as smaller break-out sessions that will cover instruments (group lessons on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass) and seminars on lead and harmony singing, music theory, song arrangement, jam etiquette, and more. Students will be grouped into small ensembles that will learn songs together and the camp will close out with all the bands performing recitals on the Main Stage on Thursday evening!

So if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level, meet new jamming friends and have a musical experience that you will never forget— sign up today:

Livestream Show with Becky & Jamming Workshop – April 22

We’re excited to be participating in a fundraiser event for the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association (MBOTMA) on Thursday, April 22nd.

Anthony will be putting on a workshop for those that are interested in preparing for jamming with other humans again and Eric and Clint will be backing up our friend Becky Schlegel (in real life) for a full set of music full.

Of course, there are other workshops and performers to see as well. The workshops start at 6PM and the music starts at 7PM. For a full lineup and more information of the event go to: https://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/April-22-Event

Bluegrass Brunch Success – Thank You!!

Image of all 9 weeks of guests that appeared on the 2021 bluegrass bluegrass brunch series

A huge thanks to all of the folks who gathered each week for our virtual brunch series during the winter of 2021 and to all of the bands that shared their time and talents and helped us get through the coldest and darkest months of the winter (and hopefully the pandemic)!!

If you missed a week or just want to relive the fun, below is a link to each brunch, we look forward to gathering in person again in 2022!

  • Jan. 2 – Becky Schlegel & Heath Loy – YouTube
  • Jan. 9 – Art & Stephanie Stevenson– YouTube
  • Jan. 16 – Chris Silver –YouTube
  • Jan. 23 – Catie Jo Pidel & Caludo –YouTube
  • Jan. 30 – Nate Sipe – YouTube
  • Feb. 6 – Mother Banjo – YouTube
  • Feb. 13 – Steam Machine / Back Up & Push – YouTube
  • Feb. 20 – Derek Johnson – YouTube
  • Feb. 27 – Kim & Quillan Roe – YouTube

2021 Bluegrass Brunch YouTube Playlist