Jim’s Picks for the Next Thirty Days

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Wednesday, Nov 22
  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend
    Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260

    weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: www.folkmusicny.org.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:00 pm Old-time music & dance
    Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., btwn 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10003 – 212-982-3006

    Old-time music & dance the last Wednesday every month. Hosted by NY City Stompers https://www.facebook.com/events/881602775241366/

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, Nov 23
  • 7:00 pm Rolling Tumbleweeds
    Cowgirl Seahorse, 259 Front St., South Street Seaport, NYC 10038 – 212-608-7873

  • 7:00 pm Uke Night at Freddy's
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.

  • 7:00 pm Eastern L.I. Old Time Jam
    Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631-298-5292

    2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Old time musicians of every skill level welcome. http://poc2163.wix.com/eliotmj

  • 8:00 pm Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.
    Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240

    last Thursday each month

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

  • 9:30 pm Gordon's Grand St. Stompers
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

Friday, Nov 24
  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

Saturday, Nov 25
  • 2:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 – 718-362-8100

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 2:00 pm Christian Harmony & Gospel Singing
    Menno House, 314 E. 19th St., btwn. 1st & 2nd Aves., NY, NY 10003 – 212-677-1611

    Fourth Saturdays

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' lesson
    Church of the Village/Country Dance NY, 201 West 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

    Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!

  • 7:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances
    1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298

    Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 8:00 pm Ellery Marshall Band
    Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    http://tinyurl.com/y9jxn5rs for time and details.

  • 9:00 pm Tin Pan
    Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169

    Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

Sunday, Nov 26
  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Montclair Sacred Harp Singing
    Montclair Friends Meeting House, 289 Park Street at Gordonhurst Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 – 973–779-8290

    Fourth Sunday each month. http://gssh.hostoi.com/

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Bluegrass Jam in CT
    Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281

    led by Stacy Phillips

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Roda de choro at Beco
    Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645

    Brazilian "jam" hosted by Regional de NY Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani.

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Old Time Slow Jam
    Living Room, 34 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 718-782-6600

    Led by Hilary Hawke, among others, and highly recommended.

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

Monday, Nov 27
  • 6:30 pm Live Bluegrass Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:00 pm Rhapsody in Bluegrass: Dailey & Vincent
    Stern Audiorium, Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave., NY, NY 10019 – 212-707-8566 ext. 330

    http://tinyurl.com/yc97t886 30% discount code - DCC27599​ for online, phone or in person at Carnegie Hall.

  • 7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    Check out the meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 8:45 pm Old Time Open Jam with Harry Bolick
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Open to all. Fourth Monday of every month. http://tinyurl.com/y8fh3a4m

  • 8:45 pm Jam at Jalopy
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    With Harry Bolick. Acoustic instruments welcome. The topic is Southern fiddle tunes in the keys of A,G,D and C.

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, Nov 28
  • 7:00 pm Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters
    The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400

    Each last Tuesday of the month a different cast of Bluegrass Characters!  This time Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Pete Kelly (bass), Andy Bromage (guitar), Pete Kaufman (banjo) and your gormless host, Stacy Phillips (dobro & fiddle)….

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, Nov 29
  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

  • 11:58 pm Mulebone
    Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., btwn Greenwich & Washington, NY, NY 10013 – 212-431-9750

    Hugh Pool with John Ragusa 11.59pm-3am Traditional Blues Guitar plus Flutes

Thursday, Nov 30
  • 7:00 pm Bluegrass 'n Beer
    Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655

    Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

Friday, Dec 1
  • 6:30 pm Old Time Music Jam & Potluck
    Hilltop Hanover Farm, Bldg A, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 – 914-962-2368

    First Friday each month. Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/354580067915784/ If stormy weather call 914-646-8835 to find if it's still on. Directions: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/information.html Google Maps: enter http://tinyurl.com/dbhvzg

  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

Saturday, Dec 2
  • 2:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 – 718-362-8100

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 3:00 pm Old Time Open Jam with Harry Bolick
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/kxdapya

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' lesson
    Church of the Village/Country Dance NY, 201 West 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

    Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!

  • 7:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

Sunday, Dec 3
  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 3:00 pm Lower East Side Singing
    Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., btwn 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10003 – 212-982-3006

    First Sundays Sacred Harp Singing

  • 3:30 pm Slow Jam w Charlie Shaw
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/y7co2y89

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 8:00 pm Rebirth Brass Band
    Fairfield Theatre, 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-259-1036

    http://tinyurl.com/y8473cve

  • 8:00 pm Pork Chop Willie Residency
    John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City, NY 11101 – 718-361-0085

    call for actual time

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 9:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    The Wayland, 700 E. 9th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-777-7022

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

Monday, Dec 4
  • 6:30 pm Live Bluegrass Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm "Fairly Odd Monday Bluish Grass" Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    First, third & the occasional fifth Monday monthly. 7.30pm - Late

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 9:30 pm 1st Monday Bluegrass Jam
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., at E. Houston, NY, NY 10002 – 212-477-4155

    Hosted by Michael Daves http://tinyurl.com/kvcn2vf

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, Dec 5
  • 8:00 pm Oldtime Jam at the Globe
    The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, btwn 3rd & Lexington, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

  • 8:00 pm Old Time Jam @ the Green Room
    Green Room, 156 E. 23rd St., btwn Lex & 3rd, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

    Southern Folk, a.k.a. Old Time...

  • 8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys
    Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411

  • 8:30 pm 1st Tuesdays Ragtime & Bluez
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    with Host Ida Blue

  • 9:00 pm Dirt Floor Review
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    The Dirt Floor Revue combine the twang of Buck Owens, the grit of Johnny Cash and the edge of the Flying Burrito Brothers to create their own modern urban country sound.

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, Dec 6
  • 10:00 am Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam
    The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-3195

    http://tinyurl.com/ycdnql2e

  • 6:00 pm Hudson Valley Bluegrass Assn. Jam
    The Brown Derby, 96 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 - 845-452-3232

    Jam sessions feature a Slow Jam, for the first hour. From 6 to 7:00, we play at a non-competitive, sane pace. For info, call Jeff at (845) 331-6517.

  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:00 pm Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam
    The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-3195

    http://tinyurl.com/q2mdq2x

  • 7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend
    Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260

    weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: www.folkmusicny.org.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:00 pm Andy Statman
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

  • 8:00 pm Third Wheel Band
    Brick Café, 30-95 33rd Street, Astoria, Queens, NY 11102 – 718–267–2735

    Two sets. http://www.thethirdwheelband.com/Home.html

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, Dec 7
  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

  • 9:00 pm Brooklyn Country Hoedown at Freddy's
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    Bluegrass & Beyond – First Thursday each month. 8, 9 & 10:00pm different country artists perform. At 11:00pm an all-star jam open to all!

  • 11:00 pm Freddy's All Star Jam
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    Open to all.

Friday, Dec 8
  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

  • 7:30 pm Tony Trischka
    The Town Crier Café, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 – 845-855-1300

    ony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan (featuring Jared Engel, Sean Trischka, and Stash Wyslouch)

  • 8:00 pm The Calamity Janes
    Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    The time listed is a ballpark guess, as the venue did not specify.

  • 8:00 pm Mile Twelve
    Emelin Theater, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 – 914 698 0098

Saturday, Dec 9
  • 12:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch: The Shovel Ready String Band
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 2:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 – 718-362-8100

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:00 pm Hazmat Modine
    Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-777-7776

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' lesson
    Church of the Village/Country Dance NY, 201 West 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

    Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!

  • 7:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Swingin' Tern Dances
    1st Presbyterian Ch. Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936 – 973-887-0298

    Contras & sometimes swing. Beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM. Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. http://www.folkproject.org/swtern/swtern.shtml#ST2011-11-19

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

Sunday, Dec 10
  • 12:00 pm Vocal Harmony Basics
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    with Don Friedman and Phyllis Elkind http://tinyurl.com/ybgzljvr

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 2:00 pm Sacred Harp Singing in B'klyn
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, upstairs in parish house, 199 Carroll St. at Clinton, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    The Joe Beasley Singing, monthly

  • 2:00 pm Vocal Harmony Duos & Trios
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    with Don Friedman and Phyllis Elkind http://tinyurl.com/y955sd4v

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 4:00 pm John Pinamonti
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    A long-time Freddy’s favorite, John was one of the first acts to play the original bar, and helped establish its thriving artistic community. A stalwart of the Brooklyn roots music scene, he has recorded 5 albums and continues to perform on a regular basis in the New York area. John performs in the frontroom on the 2nd Sunday monthly.

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 5:00 pm Roda de choro at Beco
    Beco, 45 Richardson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 — 718-599-1645

    Brazilian "jam" hosted by Regional de NY Flute: Rodrigo Ursaia Mandolin: Justin Douglas 7-string guitar: Cesar Garabini Cavaquinho: Kahil Nayton Percussion: Ranjan Ramchandani.

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

Monday, Dec 11
  • 6:30 pm Live Bluegrass Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    Check out the Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/banjo-56/

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, Dec 12
  • 7:00 pm Old-Timey Southern Fiddle Tunes
    Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street Beacon, New York 12508 – 845-831-4988

  • 9:30 pm Greezy Greens
    Saint Mazie, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-384-4807

    Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, Dec 13
  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, Dec 14
  • 7:00 pm Eastern L.I. Old Time Jam
    Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 – 631-298-5292

    2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Old time musicians of every skill level welcome. http://poc2163.wix.com/eliotmj

  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg

Friday, Dec 15
  • 7:30 pm The Booglerizers
    Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828

    2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com

  • 7:30 pm Too Blue
    Unitarian Fellowship, 67 S Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Presented by theHudson Valley Bluegrass Assoc.

  • 8:00 pm Ukulele Cabaret
    Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St., NY, NY 10003 - 212-982-3006

    Call for actual time. 8pm is just a guess!

  • 8:00 pm Tony Trischka
    Jenkins House Concerts, West 89th Street

    Sandilion49@gmail.com for reservations and details.

Saturday, Dec 16
  • 12:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch: Deadgrass
    Daryl's House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 – 845-289-0185

  • 2:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 – 718-362-8100

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Hoboken Blues Jam
    Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070

    At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.

  • 4:00 pm Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
    Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677

    Blues jam. All singers and players welcome

  • 4:30 pm Raya Brass Band
    Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973

  • 7:00 pm Westchester Bluegrass Club
    Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys, NY 10578 – 914–276–2239

    3rd Saturday Every Month: Westchester Bluegrass Club Jam at 7:00pm, Open Mic at 8:00pm, /Featured Artist at 9:00pm; $10-includes refreshments; All proceeds to to the artist; BYOB; contact mccueburns@aol.com

  • 7:30 pm Contra beginners' lesson
    Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470

    Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!

  • 7:30 pm Saturday Night Bluegrass!
    Albert Music Hall, Wells Mill Road (Rt 532), Waretown, NJ 08758 – 609-971-1593

    Presented by Pinelands Cultural Society all year 'round. http://tinyurl.com/y7jv6mrv for details.

  • 8:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
    and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 8:00 pm Contra Dance for All
    United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011

  • 9:00 pm Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Now at 9:00!

Sunday, Dec 17
  • 12:00 pm Jan Bell & The Maybelles
    Superfine, 126 Front St., at Pearl, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-243-9005

    ...and special guests!

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass Brunch Hells Kitchen
    Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen, 645 9th Avenue at 45th, NY, NY 10036 – 212-265-1000

  • 1:00 pm Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Assn. of NJ
    Embury United Methodist Church, 49 Church St, Little Silver, NJ 07739 – 732-741-9708

    Stage Show & Jam every third Sunday of the month September thru May. http://tinyurl.com/lmauzax

  • 2:00 pm Manhattan Sacred Harp Singing
    Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Ave at 74th, NY, NY 10021

    Third Sundays each month September to June. Entrance on 74th St.—chapel to the right of the main sanctuary. http://manhattansing.org/info.htm

  • 2:00 pm Second Ave. Mountain Boys
    The Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718-440-3231

    Every Sunday 2-5:00

  • 3:00 pm Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam
    Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 – 718-484-8704

    Lotsa fiddle tunes! http://tinyurl.com/jxw3w5q

  • 3:30 pm Slow Jam w Charlie Shaw
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    http://tinyurl.com/y7co2y89

  • 4:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 4:00 pm Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
    Brinkley's, 406 Broome St. (btwn Lafayette & Centre), NY, NY 10013 – 212-680-5600

  • 4:30 pm Old-timey Jam Session
    Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211

    Third Sunday afternoons. Open Old-timey Jam Session. Acoustic instruments welcome. The topic is Southern fiddle tunes in the keys of A,G,D and C. Led by Harry Bolick, bring your favorite tunes!

  • 5:00 pm Paddy's Sunday Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212-686-1210

    A long-standing bluegrass jam run by Tony Delello

  • 6:00 pm Traditional Irish Seisiun
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Taproom, 30 Water Street, NY, NY 10004 – 646-422-7906

    Weekly Irish jam

  • 7:00 pm BG Jam at Irish Whiskey Bar
    Irish Whiskey Bar, 2848 31st St., Astoria, New York 11102 – 718-777-1690

    Bluegrass in Queens, people! Formerly Olde Prague Tavern. Hosted by Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker of Moonshine Falls. Friendly and open to all levels of players.

  • 7:00 pm The Quays Bluegrass Jam
    The Quays Pub, 4502 30th Ave at 45th St., Astoria, NY 11103 – 718-204-8435

    David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin, Ellery Marshall on banjo, and Mary Noecker on bass. 2 blocks from the M/R slightly longer from the N train.

  • 9:00 pm Stephane Wrembel
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248

Monday, Dec 18
  • 6:30 pm Live Bluegrass Band
    Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860

  • 7:00 pm Brain Cloud
    Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177

    Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.

  • 7:30 pm "Fairly Odd Monday Bluish Grass" Jam
    Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210

    1st and 3rd Monday every month 7:30–late.

  • 8:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Greenwich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., btwn Bleeker & 6th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-9777

    No Cover. Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz

  • 8:00 pm Trad Irish Session
    Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th St., NY, NY 10036 - 212-247-2562

    Irish Traditional Music session (jam), lead by Don Meade.

  • 8:30 pm Lowlands Old-Time Jam
    Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458

    Led by Betsey Plum http://tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b

  • 9:30 pm Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
    The Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 – 212-260-9797

    http://www.redlionnyc.com/

  • 10:00 pm Mona's Bluegrass Jam
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780

    Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.

Tuesday, Dec 19
  • 7:30 pm UWS Bluegrass Jam
    Grill on the Hill, 1624 Amsterdam Ave at 140th St, NY, NY 10031 – 646-838-8879

    Hosted by the Westside Irregulars. 1sr and 3rd Tues each month, and a swell place.

  • 8:00 pm Freddy's Jam
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718-768-0131

    Acoustic open Jam folk / country / bluegrass! Third Tues each Month.

  • 8:00 pm Oldtime Jam at the Globe
    The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, btwn 3rd & Lexington, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

  • 8:00 pm Old Time Jam @ The Green Room
    Green Room, 156 E. 23rd St., btwn Lex & 3rd, NY, NY 10010 – 212-477-6161

    Southern Folk music, a.k.a. Old Time...

  • 8:00 pm Dirt Floor Review
    Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131

    The Dirt Floor Revue combine the twang of Buck Owens, the grit of Johnny Cash and the edge of the Flying Burrito Brothers to create their own modern urban country sound.

  • 8:00 pm The Dang-it Bobbys
    Claret Wine Bar, 4602 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens, NY 11104 – 718-937-7411

  • 10:00 pm Michael Daves
    Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155

    http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavesmusic

  • 11:00 pm Mona's Hot Four
    Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780

    Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...

Wednesday, Dec 20
  • 6:00 pm Hudson Valley Bluegrass Assn. Jam
    The Brown Derby, 96 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 - 845-452-3232

    Jam sessions feature a Slow Jam, for the first hour. From 6 to 7:00, we play at a non-competitive, sane pace. For info, call Jeff at (845) 331-6517.

  • 6:00 pm Smokin' Billy Slater
    The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942

    Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints, and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com

  • 7:00 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

  • 7:00 pm Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-5737

    btwn Bleecker & W. 4th, near 7th Ave. South Check http://tinyurl.com/nawmz9k for updates.

  • 7:30 pm Old-time Jam with Alan Friend
    Brooklyn Farmacy Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St. at Sackett, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-522-6260

    weekly. On vacation over the summer. Sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY: www.folkmusicny.org.

  • 8:00 pm The Booglerizers
    16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320

    Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover

  • 8:30 pm The Milkman & Sons
    Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090

    Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.

  • 8:30 pm Ditmas Park Bluegrass Jam
    Club 773, 773 Coney Island Ave., btwn Cortelyou & Ditmas, Brooklyn, NY 11218 – 718-462-9746

    Third Weds every month, replaces Sycamore jam.

  • 9:00 pm Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam
    Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd St., btwn Thompson & Sullivan, NY, NY 10012 – 212-477-9462

    Better check Sherrif's Facebook page for schedule: http://tinyurl.com/zzretv2

  • 9:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506

    Here every Weds night!

  • 9:30 pm Roots 'n Ruckus
    Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214

    Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php

Thursday, Dec 21
  • 8:00 pm The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
    The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – 201-309-1090

    http://www.archerbar.com/

  • 8:30 pm Roosevelt Dime
    The Astor Room‎, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, NY 11106 – 718–255–1947

  • 9:00 pm Ellery Marshall's Bluegrass Jam
    Matt Torrey’s, 46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-218-7646

    Williamsburg