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MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish BluegrassWe all grew up in rural Ireland in small communities in the midlands around County Offaly and County Tipperary. From a young age we were brought up with traditional Irish music, learning the tunes and playing in local sessions. Bluegrass was never a part of our musical upbringing, however, little…
MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MixtapeFeb 26, 2024

I consider myself to be amongst the luckiest of music lovers. Growing up, I saw some of the most incredible roots artists from backstage while holding my Jack Russell terrier and playing with my cousins. When I was 8 years old, my grandfather Warren started a free bluegrass festival in San Francisco called Hardly Strictly…

MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MixtapeFeb 5, 2024

Last year, my bandmates and I went into the woods to a studio that wasn’t a studio to record this collection of songs, Did You Do The Thing We Talked About? (Out February 16.) Some were songs from before the pandemic that meant a lot to us, and others were new songs I needed to write…

MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MixtapeDec 11, 2023

I was born into a music-centered family in small town Arkansas near "where the Delta meets the Ozarks." My grandparents started a music store on the court square in the 1960s and they sold instruments and equipment, et al. – and also carried the top records of the day. So, music and musicians were infused…

MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MixtapeNov 27, 2023

It is a tale as old as time itself. As above so below. Yin and Yang. The explored and the unexplored. The hero’s journey, any and all of them, are exposed to the eternally enduring dance of chaos and order. We must leave the garden, enter into the forest to find the gold, kill the…

MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MixtapeNov 13, 2023

My name is Bertolf Lentink, I was born in 1980 and I’m from the Netherlands. I was spoon-fed bluegrass music by my father, who endlessly played his records by the likes of Doc Watson, Tony Rice, and Tim O’Brien in my parental home. At a young age, I learned to play both from and with…

MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass
MIXTAPE: JigJam's Irish Bluegrass