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Jam Sessions

Our Jam Sessions of acoustic, old time and traditional music resumes at the Old Mill in Bushwood, MD.

Musicians and friends are invited to gather around 7 p.m. on the 2nd Friday and at 4 on the last Sunday of each month for music, conversation and lots of fun.


"The Bushwood Mill Jam Sessions" has it's own Facebook following.


We are a society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance. We schedule monthly events and support similar events in our area. Please review our newsletter and website, attend our events and consider becoming a member. We appreciate your participation and support.


* * * Click here for article about us in the Enterprise and the Post!

Contra Dance

We're Going On the Road!
May 14th

Caller: Sargon DeJesus


SMOBWe are packing up and heading to the Southern Maryland Music Assembly at Anne Marie Gardens in Calvery County. Its a full day of songs, music, open mic performances and old time band jams. Fun starts at 1 pm with the Contra Dance wrapping up the big event at 7 pm. Music will be provided by the SMTMD Open Band with Sargon DeJesus calling the dancing.


This is one of thes events you just don't want to miss! Just click on the logo below to get complete schedules and information on this special event.

Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise) for the whole family! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it!


Our June Contra is scheduled for the 11th with our own Elgin Perry calling the dances.




For a complete listing of scheduled Contra dances in the Washington DC area go to: Contradancers.com

Open Mic Night,
May 27th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Open Mic

The Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun Coffeehouse will sponsor an Open Mic of acoustic music at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD .


This is a great event with many varieties of music and lots of friendships So if you haven't been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. Admission $7.Performers get in free but be sure to sign up early. Our program often fills up quickly.


Light refreshments will be provided (donations are suggested).


For additional information, or to sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or call John at 301-904-4987. Click Here for directions.


Coming in June
The Bushmill Band


For information regarding this year's annual meeting, agenda's, reports, and minutes, go to: About Us