The Doylestown Jam started up in 2002 for the purpose of learning and playing Bluegrass music in a jam-like setting, mostly banjo and guitar students from the Bucks County Folk Store in New Britain, Pa.
Weekly meetings at each others' houses worked ok for a while, but as word got out, and as others joined in, it became evident that we needed a much bigger, more centralized location.
In the Fall of 2003, early winter of 2004, we began meeting at the German Hungarian Sportsmens Club in Hilltown, PA. The accommodations for picking exceeded our expectations and the Club welcomes us each Wednesday evening. Picking is outside, weather permitting, or inside dining area, or banquet room.
Pickers of all playing levels are encouraged to join in every Wednesday Evening starting around 7:30 PM for a fun, and entertaining evening.
Karl Fehrenbach, banjoist extraordinairre sums it up like this "We are all very fortunate to have the Doylestown Jam to be the soundboard for our picking and learning endeavors. What a safe environment to try new things out. No one ridicules you for botching the melody or missing the tag ending. You can really let loose and play things you never played before with all of the train wrecks and derailments that inevitably follow. We all just shrug it off and try again the next time. For all of the newcomers, I hope you take to heart that this group is very supportive and we all were beginners at one time. We all had trouble finding the chords, We all had the forward roll sound like it was in a state of seizure, We all have capoed up at the wrong fret. We have all gone stone dead blank when it was our turn to kick off a song. We just kept playing and playing until some of the more obvious clams have been exorcised. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” You bet.".... Thanks Karl
Weekly Jam Location: 1622 Hilltown Pike, Hilltown PA 18927