Welcome to the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association.  The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass, old-time, traditional and related  folk music - acoustic music from a common American heritage  - in the Northern Nevada area. For more info email at: nnbamailbox@gmail.com

or Snail Mail: PO Box 3177, Reno, NV 89505

 

Start planning to attend the

2019

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

NNBA News and Info

for  December 9, 2018

Chris Bayer is playing acoustic honky tonk for your lunch entertainment - every Wednesday 11:30-1pm at Comma Coffee in Carson City and every Friday 11-1pm at The Canvas Cafe in Virginia City.  He is often joined by Dr Spitmore on jug, Kid Beaumont on vintage Clarinet and Daylan Destructo on percussion.

  Chris Bayer Info:  nevadamusic.com@me.com.

 

Reno Swing Set is at Sierra St. Kitchen, 6PM to 9PM, on Wednesday, December 12th.

 

Reno Swing Set is at Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, 6PM to 9PM, on Friday, December 14th.

 

Acoustic Solutions, is playing at Bella Fiore Wines, Corner of 3rd St. and Curry St, Carson City, from 6:00 to 8:ish PM on Saturday, December the 15.

 

SEVERAL NON-BAND ITEMS OF PARTICULAR NOTE:

Save the date:  NNBA New Year’s Jam Party: January 5, 2019,

Pot luck affair – still looking for a location.

More details to follow

 

Keep an eye out right here for Special NNBA Workshops throughout the year!

As we receive info, we'll get it right out to you. These opportunities have been extremely well received

and provide the community a chance to expand our learning and awareness of music and the arts.

 

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Please let me know if you have a gig you want the NNBA membership to know about.  I usually like to get the e-mails out within the week of performance.  Any earlier and the notice seems to get lost in the shuffle. I will continue sending out weekly updates with new events but you can catch a look-ahead by going to the calendar on our NNBA website at http://www.nnba.org/index.html#calendar.

Hope to see you at these events and at the next Jam class

at the First Congregational Church on Sunnyside

 

Eric Lovejoy

NNBA Membership Coordinator

NNBAMAILBOX@gmail.com

Check it out!  The NNBA Stringbuster is out! It's our Newsletter

The 2018 NNBA Silver State Spring Stringbuster

Jennifer Brand is our newsletter editor! Write an article and send it to her.

nnbanewsletter@gmail.com

 

 

Plan NOW to attend the

2019 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Sponsored by your very own Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association (NNBA)

 

What has 16 legs & 3 teeth ?

 

The front row of a bluegrass workshop.

Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville

Saturday, Second and Fourth Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm

Lassen County Arts Council Inc

807 Cottage St, Susanville, CA 96130

735 South Center Street

Reno, Nevada

 

Mountain Music Parlor Events

From Renee at

Mountain Music Parlor

 

The HAPPY HAPS at Mountain Music Parlor!

Always offering a diverse and educational musical experience you can hang on to, it's good (and fun) to deepen your pickin's roots!

Jams

$5 drop in, beverages provided

 

Celtic Slow Session

Second Thursday of every month

 

Bluegrass Jam

Second Sunday of every month

 

 

Old Time Jam

Second Wednesday of every month

Dec. 12, 6:00

Old-time JAM Proven to increase your musical ear! Old-time, seen as Northern Americas oldest recorded music genre reflects early cultures of the British Isles, Africa, France and Germany! All which influences Bluegrass, think Soldiers Joy and Angelina Baker. Originally simple tunes played with a fiddle and banjo, Old-time now incorporates just about any plucked or stringed instrument.

So, if you've ever had a hankering to try one of those Wash tub bases, Jug, autoharp, dulcimer, tenor banjo, jaw harp, washboard or spoons...

this is your opportunity!

 

Thursday - Dec. 13, 6:00

Swedish Session

Off the continent completely, but such a smooth and interesting genre you may want to try!

 

Cowboy Jam

Fourth Wednesday of every month

6:00-7:00 P.M.

Hosted by Tex Weir. A true Texan with a 200 year frontier family history! His songs and yarns are quite the treat (if ya believe him!) He’s partnered with MMP to teach y'all the real Cowboy songs

Aloha Ukulele Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Grab your ku'uipo (sweetheart) and enjoy making island music with new friends!

 

NNBA Intermediate/Advanced Jam

is now hosted by MMP on the Fourth Wednesday

of the month following Tex Weir's Cowboy Jam!

Cowboy Jam 6-7 P.M.

NNBA Int/Adv Jam 7-10 P.M.

For more information

contact Neil Linden at (925)550-8694

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

THIS SATURDAY

Dec. 15, 7:00

 

Tyler Stafford

in concert

 

One of Reno's best Singer/songwriters.

you'll enjoy his smooth guitar and poetic lyrics. A special holiday show not to miss.

Tix at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3906219

 

 

 

For your holiday shopping,

Don't forget

The MMP Folk Shoppe!

 

http://www.mountainmusicparlor.com

 

 

 

Check out the MMP Website

for upcoming info!

 

Western Folklife Center Jam

Western Folklife Center, Pioneer Saloon, 501 Railroad Street, Elko

The Western Folklife Center hosts "Jam On!", a monthly jam session

for all musicians, from beginner to professional.

 Spectators are welcome, and the Pioneer Saloon will be open.

 Join us for some old-time, country, western, and Celtic music jamming

from 6-8 pm every second Wednesday of the month in 2018 !

 

 For more information please visit

http://www.westernfolklife.org/Events/jam-on.html

NNBA Events Calendar

 

 

NNBA Intermediate/Advance Jam

at the Mountain Music Parlor

 735 S. Center Street, Reno, NV

Fourth Wednesday of the month 7-10 P.M.

 This is an intermediate/advanced jam. Pickers are expected to know the tunes and play up to speed.

 One bass player at a time (take turns).

 Beginners are welcome to play along, but perhaps sit outside the main circle or just come and listen.

For more information

contact Neil Linden at (925)550-8694

 

Join us for the bi-monthly

NNBA Bluegrass Workshop/Jam

held at the First Congregational Church of Reno.

 627 Sunnyside Drive, Reno, NV 89503

 The jams are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Here's the songlist.

 Upcoming Jam/Workshop dates:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 

Monday Night Volunteers

Contact Steve Gallagher at baconrinds@yahoo.com

Check out the NNBA Calendar below for dates and times and the Events page for in-depth info.

To contact the NNBA, please email: nnbamailbox@gmail.com

About the NNBA

The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass, old-time, traditional and related  folk music - acoustic music from a common American heritage  - in the Northern Nevada area.

 

The NNBA conducts a variety of activities for its members and the general public, including but not limited to: hosting informal potluck dinners to encourage musicians to play together; publishing an informational and educational newsletter; sponsoring and conducting related workshops, jams, special presentations and educational sessions; and sponsoring and conducting the Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.

 

A large number of NNBA members volunteer many hours of  their time throughout the year for various fund-raising events that support other non-profit organizations, City and County Parks and Recreation Departments, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities.

 

Click to view or download the NNBA Bylaws

 

Our 2018 NNBA Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 NNBA Board of Directors

 Back row -  Eric Lovejoy, Ray Hopper, Russell Davies, Jerry Robinson

 Front row - Martha Greene, Rick Sparks, Zona Hairgrove

 

Board of Directors Contact Information

To contact the NNBA or anyone associated with the organization,

please email:

nnbamailbox@gmail.com

 

President: Rick Sparks, (775) 233-0122

Vice President: Zona Hairgrove, (775) 771-6347

Secretary/Newsletter Editor:  Jerry Robinson, (775) 376-8423

 Treasurer: Ray Hopper, (775) 384-2403

 Outreach Coordinator: Russ Davies, (775) 219-3333

 Membership Coordinator: Eric Lovejoy, (775) 742-7431

Activities Coordinator: Martha Greene, (775) 626-3266

Board Members, Emeritus

Annie Pinkerton, (775) 225-9462

Kathi Scott, (775) 322-5039

 

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Brand, nnbanewsletter@gmail.com

Webmaster (Not a member of the Board): Ray Ritch, (775) 527-7870

 

How is lightning like a banjo player's fingers?

 

Neither one strikes in the same place twice.

 

 

 

 

The Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,

and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Plan to attend next year!

We'll bring out another fantastic lineup for the best little

bluegrass festival around.

        2018 FEATURED

      Blue Highway

      The Sonoran Dogs

                                                   J2B2 (The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band!)

Mosquito Road

Sage Creek

Suspect Terrane

Monday Night Volunteers

The Note-Ables

Plan now to attend next year!!!

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