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Wanted: Female Harmony Singer for Regular Jam! Classic rock/Americana (West Mt. Airy / Blue Bell Hill)

I run a regular classic rock / americana / alt country jam that currently takes place in the Blue Bell Hill / West Mt. Airy area. I will copy the full description of the jam below. It's usually a lot of fun, especially if you like this kind of music and are looking for a low-pressure creative outlet.

The jams have been going strong and we have a good core group of regular players. I am now looking for additional players to add to the mix whenever I have space open. We are usually doing the jams on Tuesdays, about once per month. (Occasionally we'll schedule for a Wednesday or Thursday instead.)

I am looking for a singer who likes to sing with others, has a good ear for harmonies, can project well without needing a microphone, and is comfortable singing either back-up or lead. We usually have about three of us singing at the jam, and we try to figure out how to get the best sound from a song given the register and the potentials for harmonies. Please let me know if you have experience singing in groups.

Read below for more info. If it looks interesting, just drop me a line, give me a sense of who you are and what your musical background is, and include your contact info.

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JAM DESCRIPTION:

I am an experienced guitar player/singer/multi-instrumentalist who organizes a regular jam and is looking for other fun, laid-back players to join in. I've played for a long time and have an extensive repertoire of classic rock/americana/blues/pop standards, but I'm no pro. I just love the music. This jam is perfect for amateurs who have some solid musical chops but don't get a chance to play much in a group context, or for more serious musicians who just want to hang out and play some tunes in a chill, non-professional setting. Hopefully the description below will give you pretty good idea of what the jam is all about.

While the jam is relaxed, it is also very well organized, with method to the madness that keeps the tunes coming. I come out of a hootenanny performance tradition and my songbook leans toward classic rock: The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead. We also do some country / alt country (like Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, and Lucinda Williams tunes), plus blues and folk (such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Freddie King, and Rise Up Singing standards). I take suggestions for jam tunes ahead of time and give people a chance to learn the songs in advance if they want. At the same time, I always have chord charts and lyrics on hand for everything, so you don't need to know the numbers by heart.

The jam takes place about once every 3-4 weeks in the home of one of our players, usually with 8-10 musicians. It's an acoustic jam in principle, but we amp the bass and various lead instrumental parts as necessary. It's all about getting together with like-minded people to sing songs, share some riffs, create a few harmonies, and have fun. I pass the hat at the sessions to pay for jam-related expenses. Contributions are purely voluntary and some people also contribute by bringing beers or a snack for the group. It's a share and share alike situation.

I am looking for a singer who likes to sing with others, has a good ear for harmonies, can project well without needing a microphone, and is comfortable singing either back-up or lead. We usually have about three of us singing at the jam, and we try to figure out how to get the best sound from a song given the register and the potentials for harmonies. Please let me know if you have experience singing in groups.

If you have decent chops on an instrument (like fiddle, mandolin, or keyboard) there might also be room for you to play that, but I'm mostly looking for a singer. Again, I have lyrics and chord charts for all the songs, so you don't need to know every number by heart (especially if you're good at picking up the harmonies).

Besides musicianship, I'm generally looking for people who are very reliable and who might want to commit to doing something like this at least once a month. I want people who reply promptly to e-mails and show up when they say they will.

That's basically the feel of it. If you think you fit the bill, please send me an e-mail. I'm open to many styles. Just let me know a bit about your musical background, what you like to play, and who you are. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
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