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"Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!"  ~Psalm 95


Roots Music Gospel Jam & Concert
Elverta CA

Celebrating with American Roots Music

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NEW LOCATION: Next Gospel Jam is February 28th 2016 at 6:00 p.m. @ LifePointe Church, 7200 Rio Linda Blvd, Rio Linda CA

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The Roots Music Gospel Jam & Concert is a chance for people to play and sing old gospel songs in the roots music tradition of the community sing.  The event started as a small jam on the front lawn of a Baptist church. The jam attracted a few musicians but quickly attracted a large clapping and foot-stompin’ audience. We play bluegrass, folk and other Americana music styles.

The program has now become more of a concert than a jam as it offers the entire audiance an evening of music in a genre that is hard to find in today’s music scene. The Jam is spirited and audience interactive with stories, contests, and fun activities. The evening has included everything from clogging contests on a bubble-wrap covered floor to kazoo night, where we play a song and everyone attending gets a kazoo to play and take home.

We’ve had Yodel night with an audience yodel contest and vocal limbo night, where audience members compete to see “how low can you go”. It’s always fun and gives the audience an opportunity to be part of the show.

We have a core group of musicians and singers that play through a sound system but everyone is encouraged to clap and take part. There is nothing we like better than a room full of folks singing along!

 

To keep it interesting and add diversity to the music, we break the evening into sections. The first section is a traditional gospel sing where we play songs that entice the audience to sing along.

As the evening progresses, we change and add instruments to finish the night with rock-a-billy gospel and contemporary Christian music, complete with drums and electric guitars.

The evening wouldn’t be complete without our infamous free BBQ plate-dinner and refreshments.

This little jam is usually held the 4th Sunday of the month and the location varies around the greater North Sacramento area.

If you have a church or other venue that can hold 200+ people and you would like to sponsor a Gospel Jam in 2016, please contact us.  

Some months will not have a jam due to conflicts, so…


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Please follow the links to the side for a list of songs we play, lyrics and chord sheets, directions to the jam, pictures, videos of past jams and other information. The best way to keep up with our happenings is through the FaceBook link below.

Please Email Me Here if you want more information. Some of us get together every week or so in the evening to practice. These practice jams are a lot of fun. If you'd like to join us for that, send me an email and I'll let you know when/where. Beginners are encouraged! We also attend a monthly jam in Roseville CA. Contact us for more information.

Be sure to click the PICTURES link at top for photos and videos from past jams.

CLICK HERE to visit the Reborn Guitars site and learn about this ministry that acquires guitars, restores them and gives them for free to students, teachers, missionaries and others. Maybe you have an old guitar or other stringed instrument to donate?

Please sign our Guest Book and let us know what you thought of the Jam or what you think of the web site!