Chaplin's Bluegrass Jam 

First Thursday Of The Month 

It's pretty laid back. 
Beginners Welcome 
Doors Open 7pm 

Kitchen is Closed but 
Water and Sodas $2 
Yes we have Bathrooms 
Yes we are a recording Studio 
$3 to cover the bills 
$2 extra if you bring booze. 
That's each,, not as a group or for the one bottle or 6 pack 
Not my idea either. Bring it up with Chris. He makes the rules 

Chaplin's is in the middle of Spring City, Pa. 19475 
just down from the Hotel 
66 N Main Street 
Spring City PA 19475 
Yes I probably forgot something... 
Google it! Or call them!

Upcoming Dates 

Sunday Night I'll be hosting the Chaplin's Open Mic. Sign up is at 7pm. We start playing music around 7:30pm. Thursday Night is the Monthly Bluegrass Jam at Chaplin's. It's pretty laid back and starts at 7pm. $3 to keep the lights on.

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke,... 

One of the more important life lessons I can pass on, and brought home once again now as I was washing the dishes and the Sun came pouring through the morning windows is, Dim Lighting. Subdued lighting hides lots of faults and makes for a happier Ted.

What can you say? 

It's tough to come up with anything meaningful or light hearted with the headlines these past few days. Weeks really...  I'm going to keep on keeping on. We have the Bluegrass Jam at Chaplin's this week and the Fitzwater Ole Time Jam Wed. And the Mighty Manatees have been keeping me busy even if I forget to update my website calendar with everything. And the Cinasea Film Collectors gathering is also fast approaching! So things are Happening even if I don't always remember to mention them here...

Wish We Had Our Time Again.... 

    Right after fiddler Benny Martin passed away John Hartford said to me, "It's like I'm on the battlefield and my closest friends are dropping all around me..."

    Boy I know. I lost two musician friends this past week that I was very fond of. Fiddler and Jam Newsletter editor Ed Pollak and Jim Reitnour Singer Guitar player Band Leader of JR Country. 

    JR gave me some of my first fiddling jobs and I was just getting reacquainted with Ed "Doc" Pollak who kept us all posted on the local Bluegrass and Ole Timey music scene with his regular newsletters and jam list postings. They will both be greatly missed by myself especially...  Onward! 

    All the more reason to give that other Musician and Friend you know a kind word and a hug!


I try not to complain about the rain too much because I remember a couple of summers around here with Drought conditions and seeing a dump truck full of dead cattle riding down Rt 422 and bouncing up and out of the truck as they hit a section of concrete that had buckled in the intense heat. So we'll try to carry on in spite of these rainy weekends.