•  6/16/2024 08:03 AM
  •   123 West Ward Street, Hightstown, NJ, USA

Sawmill Run is playing at Old Hights Brewing Company! This will be a fun afternoon of Old Time Music and great brews. Bring your father down to celebrate-or if you can't be with him on Father's Day, come on down and remember the good times. 2:00-5:00

  •  12/9/2023 11:00 AM
  •   Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum 1605 Daniel Bray HWY, Lambertville, NJ

Sawmill Run will be playing for the Farm's Christmas event, starting around 11:00. Gingerbread decor in the 1711 House, Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Food, Gingerbread House Competition...and Sawmill Run! $5, come on down!

  •  12/2/2023 06:30 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 6:30 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  10/14/2023 12:00 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Albert Hall sponsors the Wells Mills Jamboree, and we are playing there this year! Exact time and details TBD.

  •  9/23/2023 08:30 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 8:30 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  7/15/2023 07:00 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 7:00 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  5/27/2023 07:30 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 8:00 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  4/29/2023 12:00 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

We have recieved notification that we were accepted for the Princeton Porchfest again this year! We had an absolute blast last year and are really looking forward to it. A whole afternoon, many porches and many bands to walk around and listen to--and FREE! Our exact location and time is TBD, but mark your calendars now!

  •  4/16/2023 03:30 PM
  •   Embury United Methodist Church 49 Church St., Embury NJ

Every third Sunday BOTMA (Bluegrass and Old Time Association of New Jersey) holds an event in Little Silver. Stage show with five bands, jamming rooms and a led Bluegrass, Old Time, and Learn-to-Jam sessions. $8 at the door. Come on down!

  •  3/11/2023 08:30 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 8:30 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  1/21/2023 08:00 PM
  •   Albert Music Hall

Sawmill Run OTSB plays at Albert Hall, in the 8:00 time slot. Entry is $5.00, bands starting at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

  •  11/5/2022 08:30 PM
  •   Waretown, Ocean Township, NJ, USA

Sawmill Run plays at Albert Hall at 8:30, Saturday November 5th. Doors open at 6:00. Three great bands before us too. C'mon down!

  •  7/29/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, Red Bank NJ

Sawmill Run playing at the park

  •  7/25/2022 07:30 PM
  •   Freehold, NJ, USA

Sawmill Run OTSB playing at the Freehold Public Library

Ron Stevenson

Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals

Ron Stevenson plays fiddle and banjo and lead vocals. But he plays all the instruments. Seriously. He's been playing Old Time music all his life.

Denise Warren

Mandolin, Dulcimer, Vocals

Denise has played piano all her life, but that's not a practical instrument when you're camping! She plays mandolin and dulcimer with the band, and loves sharing this Old Time music with others.

Richard Smith

Guitar, Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer

Richard has been playing bands all his life. He most enjoys jamming with others, and passing along the tunes.

Ken Forrest

Bass

Ken plays several instruments, but we need him to keep us in line! Bass player extraordinaire!

  • Freehold, New Jersey, United States
Oakley Farm Jam
Come join us for our every second Tuesday Old Time Jam at the Oakley  Farm Museum in Freehold, NJ. We start at 6:00 and end around 9:00. All levels of players are welcome from beginner to expert. All accoustic stringed instruments are welcome, and some others if they can fit in well.

We send out a monthly email with a Tune of the Month. To get on the list, email FreeholdOTM@gmail.com


What happens in an Old Time Jam?
1. Sit in a circle with other musicians
2. Most Old Time is in D, G, A, or C. The chords are generally the I, IV, and V, and sometimes the related minor. We stay in one key for awhile, banjos and some fiddlers retune for each key.
3. Usually a 32 measure tune divided into two parts that are repeated twice each (AABB)
4. We play together the entire time, individual breaks do not happen in Old Time. We play each tune through many times, as we are learning new tunes through playing.
5.  We send out a Tune of the Month every month. All of them can be found here: Playlist
     You can be added to our email list by requesting at FreeholdOTM@gmail.com 

Here are some of the tunes we play-there are always new ones coming though!

D Tunes
Angeline the Baker, Arkansas Traveler, Ashoken Farewell, Black Eyed Susie, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Briarpicker Brown, Camp Meeting on the 4th of July, Chinese Breakdown, Coleman’s March, Cuckoo Nest, The Cuckoo Dm, Duck River, Eye of the Beholder, Fisher’s Hornpipe, Flop Eared Mule, Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss, Forked Deer, Harvest Home, Hewlett, Hop High Ladies, Indian Ate a Woodchuck, Jaybird, John Ryan’s Polka, Johnny Don’t Get Drunk, Julia Delaney’s Dm, Julianne Johnson, Kicking up the Devil on a Holiday, Liberty, Mississippi Sawyer, Morpeth Rant, Needlecase, Over the Waterfall, Peacock Rag, Petronella, Pig Ankle Rag, Porter’s Reel, Possum’s Tail is Bare, Ragtime Annie, Red Hills Polka, Road to Boston, Sadie at the Backdoor, Sal’s Got Mud, Sarah Armstrong’s Reel, Snake River Reel, Soldier’s Joy, Spotted Pony, St Anne’s Reel, Staten Island Hornpipe, Swannanoa Waltz, Valley Forge, Waiting for Nancy, West Fork Gals, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wind That Shakes the Barley, Winder Slide, Year of Jubilo

G Tunes
Been to the East/West, Big Scioty, Blackberry Blossom, Southern Aristocracy, Crooked Stovepipe, Cuffy, Duck’s Eyeball, Elk River Blues, Flowers of Edinburgh, Golden Slippers, Green Willis, Henry King’s Reel, Margaret’s Waltz, Moon Behind the Hill, Nail That Catfish to a Tree, Off to California, Old Grey Cat Em, Old Yeller Dog, Possum on a Rail, Rakes of Mallow, Redwing, Roscoe, Seneca Square Dance, Shove The Pig’s Foot, Stoney Point, Temperance Reel, Turkey in the Straw, Whiteface

A Tunes
Bill Cheatham, Booth Shot Lincoln, Campbell’s Farewell, Cherokee Shuffle, Cluck Old Hen Am, Cold Frosty Morning Am, Cousin Sally Brown Am, Cripple Creek, Greasy Coat Am, Growling Old Man Grumbling Old Woman, Hangman’s Reel, John Brown’s Dream, June Apple, Kitchen Girl Am, Old Joe Clark, Old Mother Flanigan, Pretty Little Dog Am, Red Haired Boy, Richmond, Sally in the Garden Am, Salty River Reel, Sandy Boys, Shenandoah Falls, Squirrel Hunters, Sweet Nell, Tipping Back the Corn

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