Free slow jams available

Bluegrass beginners invited to jam session in 108 Mile Ranch

Lenord and Cathryn Aune know how to slow it down.

The 108 Mile Ranch couple is hosting a series of free “slow jams” for beginners to learn bluegrass music at their home on Kallum Drive.

Ours is a basic slow jam,” Lenord explains.

If you’re just learning an instrument – preferably a string guitar, violin, mandolin, banjo, stand-up bass, like blue grass instruments – we facilitate it by playing some songs quite slowly so everyone has a chance to learn. We might play a couple faster, but it’s a learning jam.”

Interested folks can reach Aune at 250-791-5214, or via e-mail at

He says they’ll sometimes have 12 to 15 people attend the twice-monthly jam sessions with a variety of instruments.

A lot of people play in their basement and that’s OK, but usually you develop poor timing. This is a good way to get out and actually play with other people. We’ve had house concerts and had 30 people here. There are a lot of people interested in [bluegrass music].”

The next slow jam is set for Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

We do a little bit of teaching while we’re there. It’s a learning atmosphere.”


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