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gearheart
Jan-01-2008, 12:57pm
Hi, I'm a brand spanking new learner. Are there any places in Winston Salem NC to hear live mandolins being played? Thanks

hanknc
Jan-01-2008, 9:12pm
I'm in Clemmons. If I hear of any I'll post it here.

MandoPup
Jan-02-2008, 8:58am
I also live in Winston and know of a few places where you can hear and watch people playing mandolin.
Email me and I'll give you more information.
Ted
< charliesg2003@aol.com >

Mike Crater
Jan-02-2008, 3:17pm
You've got a Gibson dealership, Jackson's Music, out on Robinhood Road. That could be a focal point of the action in the area, or at least a good place to start.

jferg9
Jan-02-2008, 3:44pm
Another idea.......go to www.craigslist.org and select n carolina....then select W-S..........then post a classified and see if you can drum up
some interst. You might find some interested mando folks that way. Good luck.
Peace,
Jim

Philphool
Jan-02-2008, 8:53pm
You've got a Gibson dealership, Jackson's Music, out on Robinhood Road. That could be a focal point of the action in the area, or at least a good place to start.
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I heard that Jackson Music had moved over to Stratford Road near Hanes Mall recently, where Dixie Music used to be.

gearheart,

I'm over in Statesville. If you come up with any jams for less-than-experts, let me know. If you don't mind a little drive, there's a pretty fun jam every Saturday morning at the Cook Shack restaurant in Union Grove, just north of Statesville. A good place to strum along and try a few chops without any pressure. Mostly old time and early bluegrass and country tunes. Good place for a little breakfast too.

Phil

Mandoe
Jan-02-2008, 9:32pm
Check out Prissy Polly's, a bar-b-que restaurant on Hwy 66. Live BG bands every Thursday and Saturday nights startng around 6 pm. I played in there with Carolina Breeze a few times last year. Great food and great fun.

MandoPup
Jan-04-2008, 9:16am
I played Prissy Polly's last night.
Had a great crowd and a lot of fun.
It's a nice place to hear/play music.
I think the owner is starting to have problems with BMI though so better check out the music while you can.

Flowerpot
Jan-04-2008, 10:34am
Get on the High Lonesome Strings email list. They send out email notices of everything bluegrass that happens in the greater Piedmont Triad area.

I'm also going to check out the Irish jam this Sunday at the Foothills Brewery in Winston, they've been having this the first Sun of the month 3:00 - 6:00. I may be playing fiddle, maybe mandolin, depends if I know the tunes well enough.

I love Prissy Polly's BBQ... I go there whether or not there's music going on.



http://www.highlonesomestrings.org/

drjuliushibbert
Feb-29-2008, 7:17am
I am a new player and will be moving to Winston-Salem in a few months. I was hoping to hook up with new players and possibly an instructor if anyone is interested.

AlanN
Feb-29-2008, 7:22am
Look up Tim Smith. He gives lessons and has the pedigree - ex-Bluegrass Cardinal.

pickloser
Feb-29-2008, 7:36am
Less than a half hour away in Danbury. #BG bands play here often. #Scroll down for schedule. #

Good band there tonight: #36 Degrees North

http://www.priddysgeneralstore.com/

Jackson's is on Stratford: http://www.jacksonsmusic.com/

David O'Brien
Feb-29-2008, 11:24am
There is a good jam that goes on during the warm months, outside, at Royce Flynt's property on Friday's. #Above King, NC off of Highway 66 in Stokes County. Turn onto Flynt Road, just before the Fire Station, go about 1 mile to place on the right.

300win
Feb-29-2008, 11:48am
Yep Royce is a neighbor of mine. Also in the Winter that jam moves to Ronnie Mabe's, but he has had some health problems this year and it ain't been going on. gearheart if you will send me your email address, I'll let you know when a jam is going on up my way. I live in Stokes county north of Winston. Sometimes I get together with some friends of mine and we pick a little. My e address is jvhooker1123@windstream.net.

drjuliushibbert
Mar-01-2008, 7:02pm
Thanks for all the information. Is Tim Smith affiliated with Jackson's music?

Orrin Star
Mar-01-2008, 7:19pm
Jeff Foxall is a tremendous Winston-Salem-based mandolin
player and teacher.

You can email him via maryjeff@mindspring.com

Orrin

Flowerpot
Mar-03-2008, 4:07pm
I don't think Tim Smith is affiliated with jackson' music. he teaches out of his home in Kernersville. If you get on the triad bluegrass email list, he advertises there, or pmail me for his number.

I've been going to the Irish session at the Foothills Brewery, lots of fun, just had one Sunday. usually the 1st Sunday of the month. I've been playing fiddle there, but plan to play mando at least half the time next session. I have a list of tunes if you want to learn some of the ones they do there.

drjuliushibbert
Mar-04-2008, 11:42am
Flowerpot - thanks for the information. I would love to see a list of those tunes. My email is davepriest@mac.com.

csstanley
Mar-04-2008, 5:10pm
Haven't posted in a while, been busy with work and family. But looks good to be back on and seeing some familiar names.

Didn't realize there were really this many mando pickers around me.

I'm looking to geta group together to play. Would love to jump in on a jam somewhere.

drjuliushibbert
Mar-04-2008, 7:03pm
csstanley - I would love to sit in as long as you don't mind a newbie - a least I could watch and pick up a few pointers!

CamelCity
Mar-04-2008, 7:11pm
I'm in Winston & would to get together for group play as well. Not a total newbie, but close. Been playing about a year and a half.

I can vouch for Jeff Foxall (mentioned by Orrin above), I take from him and am making good progress.

I can vouch for Orrin, too. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Took a one-day from him in Charlottesville last summer and had a great time.

Philphool
Mar-04-2008, 10:51pm
Neil,

I'm in Statesville, but would drive to W-S once in a while for a jam. I took some lessons from Jeff Foxall, too. Really nice guy.

Let me know if a jam happens. I'm almost 2 years into mando.

Phil

pickloser
Mar-05-2008, 11:50am
Third vote of confidence on Jeff Foxall. Any style. Any goal. Standard notation taught if wanted. Bluegrass, jazz, swing, irish, or classical and all points in between.

hanknc
Mar-06-2008, 9:37am
Jeff is a monster, yet he uses his powers for the benefit of Mankind.

AlanN
Mar-06-2008, 9:47am
and he has a nice 50's F-5.

mando-picker
Mar-06-2008, 7:09pm
Hey guys, on friday nights we have a jam at the old lambsburg va. school from 6:30 till @ 11;00 On average theirs from 10 to 30 pickers . So far we have guys coming from k-ville, greensboro, winston,galax va., wythville, mt. airy, its about 3 months in the making so far so good Its @ 15 miles from Mt. Airy NC easy to find

AppBrookie
Mar-06-2008, 8:46pm
Tons of Bluegrass in the area, head up towards Mount Airy(:30), Galax, VA(1:10). The music is a way of life in the area.
A couple of radio stations that you can pick up from Winston: WBRF-98.1 Galax(Bluegrass everynight 6-10:30, except during WFU Games) and WPAQ AM 740 Mount Airy, Bluegrass early mornings till 10 am and from noon till 5pm.
Both of these stations have web broadcast and give out a lot of info on local music events.

spinaker
Mar-06-2008, 9:50pm
Here's the High Lonesome Strings (http://www.highlonesomestrings.org/) link. They will be switching back to outdoor meetings in April at Hagan-Stone Park, south of Greensboro.