Dallas Olsen, the President of our Association, attended the Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association Super Jam 2009 this past weekend in Kamiah, Idaho.Â Here are some pictures that she took at the event:
Date:Â May 8, 9, 10 Mother’s Day
Location: Lewis & Clark Resort, Kamiah, Idaho
Cost: Free Admission
Make reservations at Kamiah Resort 208 935-2556
Motel, RV spots, cafe, dry camping.
Special Bluegrass Rates
- Friday, 8th
Open jam, all day and into the night
Open mic Friday evening from 4-6pm
- Saturday, 9th
9:00 AM Annual ISBA general meeting
10:00 Instrument Workshops — Banjo, guitar, and fiddle
11:00 Instrument Workshops — Bass, Dobro, and guitar
12:00 Noon Open jam all afternoon
2-6 Free performance of bluegrass bands: Will Williams and Gravel Road, Chicken Dinner Road, and Tradition
6:00 Catered dinner and buffet
7:00 Jam all night
- Sunday, 10th
Open MIC bluegrass gospel. Sign-up with Raynae Redman
New This Year: Beginner/Intermediate Jamming
This year we are trying something new — a beginner/intermediate jam for the shy people of the bluegrass world. We have consulted with the jams in the three areas of the state to compile a song list for this jam so that you may come prepared. There will be no pressure to do breaks. Our goal is to have fun and give beginner/intermediates a chance to play with other people at their level. We will post a sign where people can gather for this jam and have a jam master to moderate and help those with questions.
Song List for Beginner/Intermediate Jam
- Bury Me Beneath the Willow G
- I’ll Fly away G
- Life is Like a Mountain Railway G
- Lonesome Road Blues G
- Salty Dog Blues G
- Will the Circle Be Unbroken G
- Gold Rush A
- Rebekah B
- Randy Lynn G
- All the Good Times Are Past and Gone G
- Fireball Mail G
- No Mother Nor Dad
- Cripple Creek A
- Old Joe Clark A
- John Hardy A or G
- Bury Me Beneath the Willow G
- Maggie G
- Cumberland Gap G
Kids in Bluegrass
The Kids in Bluegrass program was so successful at our Round Valley Festival last Fall that we will be continuing with this program at both the Superjam in Kamiah, and once again at Round Valley. Our association is about helping to preserve and promote the bluegrass music that we all enjoy and play. Through the encouragement and teaching of the children and then allowing them so showcase their talents at our activities we can show them how we value their efforts.
If you have a child or know of a child 18 years and younger who is playing or singing bluegrass they are welcome to participate in the â€œKids In Bluegrassâ€ program. This is for all abilities and all children under age 18. The only criteria is that it must be bluegrass music that the child is playing or singing. So if you have a child and would like them to participate you may contact Raynae Redman email@example.com or by phone at 208-839-2267 or you can just get ahold of me at the festivals and let me know of your child. I will be working with the kids at the festivals and more information as to times and places will be available there. So come one come all. Raynae (Cuzin Ray)
For more information about the IdahoÂ Sawtooth Bluegrass Association visit their website.
It’s not too early to put this one on your calendar. This year it will be in beautiful Donnelly, Idaho at the Mountain View RV Park. A sneak preview of bands include: Tradition, Chicken Dinner Road, Will Williams and Gravel Road, Conroy-Frank Bluegrass Coalition, PanHandle Polecats.
For lodging reservations: Mountain View RV Park 208.325.2679, Long Valley Motel 208.325.8271 (Donnelly), Holiday Inn Express 208.634.4700 (McCall).
For more information go to http://www.idahosawtoothbluegrass.org