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Bradley Laird's Grass Talk Radio Podcast

Podcast #13

 

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The podcast for people who play bluegrass music or want to!


Episode 13 - Field Guide to Bluegrass Jammers

In this episode I get into the motives for attending jam sessions and describe the 12 types of folks you will encounter at bluegrass jam sessions. Which one are you? Enjoy!

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Additional notes for this episode:

Here is my orginal list of the 12 common species found at bluegrass jam sessions:

1. The Fun Seeker

2. The Bystander

3. The Socializer

4. The Guilty

5. The Practicer

6. The Promoter

7. The Match Maker

8. The Ego Maniac

9. The Introvert

10. The Controller

11. The Clueless

12. The Band

If you have observed other species please submit them to me with your definition and I'll add it here.

This additional type was suggested by a listener:

13. The Jam Buster - This person is not new to the world of jamming but has not improved after many years. Their timing is terrible, they pick odd ball songs, can't sing but still do, and is obnoxiously in your face about it all. They seem not to have a clue how bad they are. What puts it over the top is they want to control it all, horn in on private opportunities and force you to confront them to protect a good thing. If you are not careful you will be the one that comes off looking bad to the bystanders.

(Sender did not include his name in the email and probably wisely did so. I have a feeling this definition was written thinking about one specific person. I have seen this #13 quite a few times but usually not for long... because I leave!)

 

Links for this episode:

jam session survival

The Jam Session Survival eBook

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