The "SloJammers" is made up of primarily adult, beginner, fiddle players; some have little experience and want to learn more about old-time fiddling, while others have played classical violin and are learning about the old-time style. We also have people who are bringing their guitars so that they can practice backing up fiddle players -- they like the slowed down tunes and coaching from more experienced back-up players. We've also had some visits from more experienced players who just want to encourage others and support the effort.
Many of our participants take lessons but find that the SloJammers give them some extra practice and learning time to enhance the work they are doing with their teachers. Most of all, the group has fun together, and enjoys socializing before and after the jam session.