The next Bluegrass Jam is Saturday, December 2nd from 11AM - 4pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn. We will be Picking Bluegrass plus playing holiday music for the Smithtown Community.
Hope to see you there !
There is no regular Sunday Jam in December!
The next Bluegrass Jam is Sunday, August 6th from 2-7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn.
Hope to see you there !
Directions to the Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787:
LIE Exit 56 (Route 111 North) about 4 miles to Route 25 East. The barn is 1/4 mile down on the left.
The Bluegrass Club of Long Island:
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PS: If you haven’t yet sent Todd Evans an email to volunteer for 3 hours at the 15th Annual LI Bluegrass Festival – please send me an email asap at – the roster of names/assignments is being worked up.
Thank you !
- The next Bluegrass Jam is Sunday ,June,4th from 2:00pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- Ralph Papile was a great friend to the BCLI and all Bluegrass lovers. Please join us in A celebration of Ralph Papile's life at the New York Athletic Club.
April 17th 6:30
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park S
Dress clothes and shoes must be worn
New York, NY
- Bluegrass Jam Sunday, March 6th from 2pm to 7pm @ the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- Bluegrass Jam and Fiddle Workshop with Kenny Kosek. Sunday February 7th 1pm then the jam will start at 2:30pm.
- Bluegrass Jam @ the Brushbarn Jan. 3rd, 2pm
- Holiday Bluegrass Jam @ the Brushbarn Saturday, December 5th 1:30 - 4:30 (Thanks all for coming out and voluteering your talents!)
- Bluegrass Jam @ the Brushbarn Nov. 1st, 2pm
- Sponsored Event - Livestock Nov 15th 2pm
2016 Long Island Bluegrass Festival
Will Be on August 20th at The Stage at Tanner park in Copague, NY 12pm to 7pm.
Band anouncements will be made soon!
Steamboats with Dubl Handi Oct 10th at the Smithtown Brush Barn 7pm
- The next Bluegrass Jam is Sunday ,January 8th from 2:30pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
1:00pm 2:30pm Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Andy Falco
-Local Bluegrass guitarist Andy Falco will be hosting a guitar workshop at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush barn. It starts at 1pm sharp and will be followed by the monthly bluegrass jam untill 7pm.
There is a $10 workshop donation at the door so we can keep the BCLI running.
SAVE THE DATE:
2/12/17 - 3pm regular BCLI jam.
3/5/17 - 1pm Workshop and 6pm concert with the great mandolinist Andy Statman!
- Saturday, December 3rd the L.I. Bluegrass club will be performing at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Holiday event from 11am to 4pm. Come with your bluegrass standards and brush up on your holiday tunes.
The Frank Brush Barn, 211 Rt 25, Smithtown, NY.
The regular Sunday jam will not be taking place in December.
- The next Bluegrass Jam, November 6th from 2pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- The next Bluegrass Jam, October, 9th from 2pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
New Show added! Monica Rizzio at the Frank Brush Barn October 7th, 2016 6:30pm
- The next Bluegrass Jam, Saturday, September 10th from 2pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
The Bluegrass Club of Long Island (BCLI) and The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook are proud to present "Eastbound Freight" with "The Jeff Davis Maria Fairchild Duo" performing on September 9th in the Gillespie Room at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 6:30pm. Wine, Beer and Cider will be available for purchase at the show.
- Next Bluegrass Jam, Sunday, August 7th from 2pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- Next Bluegrass Jam, Sunday, July 10th from 2pm to
7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- The Michael Daves and Jake Jolliff Duo!
The Bluegrass Club of Long Island (BCLI) and The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook are proud to present "The Michael Daves and Jake Jolliff Duo" performing on July 22nd, 2016 in the Gillespie Room at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 6:30pm. Wine, Beer and Cider will be available for purchase at the show.
- Next Bluegrass Jam, Sunday, June 1st from 2pm to 7pm at the Smithtown Brush Barn!
- Three Tall Pines w/ The Meadows Brothers
The Bluegrass Club of Long Island (BCLI), WUSB, and the Smithtown Historical Society are proud to present Three Tall Pines w/ The Meadows Brothers!
Saturday, June 11th, 7pm 2016
Smithtown Historical Society's Frank Brush Barn Smithtown, NY
Della Mae @ the BACCA ARTS CENTER
Jim Hurst. Concert and Workshop
January 31st Concert & February 1st Workshop
Hey BCLI'ers January 31st we are hosting a concert with the great Guitarist and Singer Jim Hurst. Check out below for the concert info. Then on Sunday February 1st Jim will run a workshop for us at the Smithtown Brush Barn at 1pm before the regular jam.
The Bluegrass Club of Long Island presents Jim Hurst performing at the BACCA Arts Center on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm. Ticket price $20 pre-sale $25 at the door. BACCA Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com
"Jim Hurst is one of the most versatile and tasteful guitar players I know. Whether he's flailing the rhythm for an old time fiddle tune, laying down a funky groove, or finger picking a beautiful ballad, his playing is both impeccable and creative. Accompanying this instrumental virtuosity is a rich and expressive voice with a surprising range." Mark Schatz
Terry McGill Sunday November 2nd - 1pm - 2:30 - Banjo/Bluegrass workshop at the Smithtown Brush Barn.
Mike Compton Mandolin workshop & concertJanuary 13, 2013
WORKSHOP: Smithtown Brush Barn 1PM
CONCERT: Grey Horse Tavern 7:30PM
For more information on Mike Compton, please visit his website Mike Compton. Thank you for supporting Bluegrass Music on Long Island.
John Kirk Fiddle Workshop Dec 5th, 2012, 1pm
Thanks John for all you inspiration!
Michael Daves guitar workshop
Michael Davesguitar workshop January 8, 2012 2 PMSmithtown Brush BarnThe next BCLI jam session is Sunday January 8th from 2-7PM. We have a special treat; Michael Daves will be doing a Guitar and Vocal workshop from 2-3:15PM. We are excited to have him come and join us at the BCLI. Michael is a fantastic musician and has been active in the NY scene for many years. Here is Michael's Bio:Michael Daves has been teaching and performing guitar and mandolin since 1993 and keeps a roster of over 50 private students in the New York City area. With a specialty in bluegrass flatpicking and vocal styles Michael also has background in jazz, country blues, swing, and rock. He has taught music classes at the college level, conducted workshops at bluegrass festivals around the country, and since 2005 has hosted the First Monday Bluegrass Jam at the Parkside Lounge in Manhattan, where his students have the opportunity to connect and jam with players ranging from beginners to superstars. Over the years Michael has developed a unique approach to teaching that unites ear learning and theory knowledge, and is committed to helping his students to access and develop their musical intuition, to build a solid foundation in technique, timing, and traditional styles, and to learn to play music with others.As a performer Michael is best known for his duo with acclaimed mandolinist Chris Thile. Their album "Sleep With One Eye Open," released in May on Nonesuch Records, currently has a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, and the two have performed at major bluegrass festivals across the country supporting the release. He most frequently works as solo artist though, having held down a weekly Tuesday night residency for over five years at the Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan . Michael has also served as vocalist and guitarist with banjo legend Tony Trischka since 2006, and has played side-man to the likes of Steve Martin, Rosanne Cash, Natalie McMaster, Greg Garing, and John Herald.