PAPER ON THE RIVER
COMMUNITY ‘PAPER’ JAM
Saturday, October 3
3pm – 5pm
A ‘jam’ is a tradition among hand papermakers at conferences, meetings and artist gatherings. Especially if Howard Clark is there.
A jam is for everyone. Loosely defined, it’s an ‘informal musical activity’ where folks get together to ‘vamp on tunes and songs’ (thanks wikipedia). Think of it as a group practice session and social outing all rolled into one.
At most jams, including this one, all levels of ability are welcome. By jamming – playing along – a person has the fun of participation and chance to improve skills.
All folk instruments and abilities are welcome at the Paper Jam. If you have a guitar, uke, banjo, autoharp etc. and have never played it, bring it along. We’ll help you learn a chord or two, enough to be part of the fun.
If you’re an accomplished player, we hope you’ll be willing to help a beginner learn a new chord or get tuned up.
No instrument? No matter – we have spoons and washboards. Singers and observers are welcome as well.
Howard Clark is an accomplished banjo player and jam leader. He’s served as a board member and director of Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering and teaches banjo to local jr. and sr. high students.
Kathryn and Howard Clark are responsible for the Grummer family taking up hobbies with folk instruments: Mabel, slide guitar; Kim, hammer dulcimer; Dave, various – mostly his own cigar box guitars and mandolin rescues.
The 1st Annual PAPER JAM is underwritten by Mabel Grummer and Arnold Grummer’s LLC to promote musical enjoyment and learning in a community setting.