Welcome Pickers, Grinners, and Music Fans to Our Web Site!
My old friend, and the founder of Westman Jams, Reg Jones would occasionally write an article about the biography of a particular musical artist. Obviously he took his music heroes very seriously, which caused me to consider that others in the Westman Jams might also like to learn more about their Bluegrass, Country and Folk idles.
Keep in mind that nobody is perfect and many of these folks had a darker side of their history and characters. Still, even knowing something of the darker side of folks lives can help you to understand them better and appreciate their strengths and weakness.
Why not check out a new section I have started called ‘Behind the GRAND OLE OPRY Curtain‘ on the ‘Jam Talk’ page accessed from the main menu, or… Click on the banner above to go there and start learning the history of the legends of Country and Bluegrass music right now!
We hope your visit will be enjoyable and informative. Check out our “Jam Talk” page and drop us a line or a comment or two. You won’t see your comments right away unless you have been pre-approved to do so. The site is periodically updated. Upon verifying your comments I will remove the spam filter so you can use it at will. The Events & Jams tabs are updated as often as we are notified of the various music venues taking place in Manitoba or Saskatchewan. This is a free service so keep us informed and we will be happy to post your event.
Our bottom line goal is to keep our local live music alive and well in our area. So c’mon out to Spruce Woods the last Sunday of each month and bring your music with you. We’d love to see ya…
Here’s a map to find your way to Sprucewoods, coming from Brandon Manitoba or the surrounding area. (Click on the map to enlarge it.) Here’s a map so’s you can find your way around SpruceWoods. (Click on the map to enlarge it.) If you would like to join us in our jams or would just like more information call Wayne at (204) 834-2130 or any of the executive listed on the executive page under “Members”. ________________________________________________________________
DO YOU WANT A JAM IN YOUR TOWN??
It’s free and easy…
Here are the requirements: Westman Jams does not pay rent for the venue: i.e The hall/auditorium/ must be donated. There is NO charge for admission at the door. Westman Jams takes a silver collection Your town can put on a supper to raise money. Most of the Jammers will participate and buy a ticket. If you would like arrange a jam in your community call Wayne at (204) 834-2130 or any of the executive listed on the executive page under “Members”.
CANADIAN NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Canadian Northern Lights are a group of Motorhome enthusiasts from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota that get together approximately once a month to enjoy fellowship and fun. On the weekend of May 26 to 29, 2016 we enjoyed the hospitality of Carberry, Manitoba.
Occasionally we enjoy live entertainment. It was arranged that a club called the Westman Jammers would try to bring together some members and play some old time music for us to enjoy. We ended up with 15 players, singers and family members that joined us for an evening of good music and dancing. They travelled from different parts of the province to get together. The music and dancing lasted a full two hours and it was apparent that they truly enjoyed what they were doing.
I would like to pass on a big thank you from the Canadian Northern Lights to Wayne and all the Westman Jammers that joined us that night to give us an evening of entertainment that will be remembered and talked about for some time to come.