Saturday, July 25, 2015

Taborgrass starts up again on Saturday, September 12th - Mark your calendar!

Taborgrass starts its 2015-2016 season on Saturday, September 12th and will continue every Saturday and through the holidays until our graduation day on Saturday, May 21st.

The morning class will have its song and tune list as we've done every year.  This year for the first time, the afternoon class will also have a specific song and tune list that we will cover for the year.

This year I am very excited to be introducing what we will call  "The Jams" for now.  The Jams will go from 1pm to 2:30pm every Saturday and will be led by professional bluegrass musicians!  The Jams will be for students that have advanced from the morning and afternoon classes and want to continue to be part of our wonderful Taborgrass community.  These students will also be encouraged to hang out for the soup break at 2:30 and to help out with the afternoon class jams.

Starting lineups for this year's Taborgrass;

Morning Class

Boil Them Cabbage Down
You Are My Sunshine
Cripple Creek
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Soldier's Joy
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Old Joe Clark
I'll Fly Away
Angel Band
Red Haired Boy
Amazing Grace
St. Anne's Reel
Nine Pound Hammer
Cherokee Shuffle
Long Journey Home
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Old Home Place

Afternoon Class

Billy In The Lowground
Meet Me By The Moonlight
Blackberry Blossom
Wayfaring Stranger
Salt Creek
Shady Grove
Gold Rush
Ashes of Love
Clinch Mountain Backstop
Love Of The Mountains
Angeline The Baker
Keep On The Sunny Side
Over The Waterfall
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Bill Cheatum
Rose Of Old Kentucky
Dixie Hoedown
I Am A Pilgrim

Happy pickin everyone!  See you in the fall!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Set lists for our Graduation Concert Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm

Here are the set lists for our Graduation Concert Friday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

Morning Class

  • Cripple Creek
  • Old Home Place in G
  • Red Haired Boy
  • I Saw The Light in G
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Long Journey Home in A

Afternoon Class

  • Angeline The Baker
  • Bluebirds Singing in A
  • Gold Rush
  • Tennessee Waltz in G
  • Dixie Hoedown
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky in D

Tell your friends and family and encourage them to come!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watch "Play Along With Taborgrass" on TV!

Taborgrass has a TV show!!  It is called "Play Along With Taborgrass".  It airs this week and runs for nine weeks on our local community access channels.  Here's the schedule.  Check it out!
  • Mondays at 9:00am on Comcast 11, Verizon 22
  • Wednesdays at 11:30am on Comcast 21, Verizon 32
  • Thursdays at 9:00pm on Comcast 21, Verizon 32
  • Fridays at 7:00pm on Comcast 29,  Verizon 37
  • Saturdays at 11:00am on Comcast 27, Verizon 35
  • Sundays at 12:30pm on Comcast 27, Verizon 35

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Greg's Summer Bluegrass Festival Picks!

Here are Greg's festival picks for this summer:

July 4-6
Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival
Fossil, OR

July 11-13
Winlock Pickers Festival
Winlock, WA

July 24-27
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival
Stevenson, WA
More info:

August 1-3
Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival
Clatskanie, OR
More info:

August 8-10
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
Toledo, WA

September 26-28
Tygh Valley Jamboree
Tygh Valley, OR
(NOTE: Taborgrass WILL be held this weekend. Normal class schedule. See you there!)

And - mark your calendars - Taborgrass will start up again on Saturday, September 6th in the same location. See you all then and have a great summer!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Set lists and Keys for Graduation Concert - May 17, 2014

Here are the set lists and keys for Graduation Concert on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Please be sure to practice these for next week!

Morning Class

  • Angel Band in D
  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow in D
  • Cripple Creek in A (200 bpm)
  • I Saw The Light in G
  • Nine Pound Hammer in G
  • Red Haired Boy in A (150 bpm)
  • Soldier's Joy in D
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast in D (new)
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken in G (both classes)    

Afternoon Class

  • Big Mon in A (150bpm) 
  • Hold Whatcha Got in C
  • Meet Me By The Moonlight in G
  • Temperance Reel in G (130 bpm)
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms in G
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken in G (both classes)