To the Editor:
In Pine City there is a bluegrass instrumental group. They meet regularly twice a month. The group consists of up to 14 people with multiple musical talents.
The core members have gotten together for many years. New people are always welcome to play whatever instrument they have. It is amazing how well a cello and harmonica contribute to the total sound of the song. Of course, banjo, mandolin, guitar, uke, fiddle, dobro, bass and drums bring realism to that class of music.
I enjoy playing with this group. It is very relaxed and if you play a wrong note, nobody cares. It is just a jam session.
At times many other types of songs are played. Country, gospel and modern songs are usually included. Irish melodies are very often played. Their list includes over 80 songs in their song book. The two-hour session goes rather quickly.
On occasion the group can be seen playing at nursing homes, in the park on a summer evening, or in a church.
The band may include over a dozen people or maybe as little as three or four. They will entertain and have fun doing it.
If you play an instrument, no matter how proficient, you are invited to come and play at a jam.