A Smorgasbord of Instruments on a Tuesday Morning

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I checked out the weekly, Tuesday meeting of musicians that happens around 9:30 AM at the Smorgasbord Deli on 7th Avenue near Victoria Street. While I didn’t find that they went by any name, it is a loose assembly of musicians, who like to play folk and old-time music.

Someone said they thought they started as a ukulele jam, but evolved into the multi-instrumental jam, as it appears today. I counted guitars, banjos, a violin, ukulele, harmonica and vocalists. One person had an Appalachian dulcimer called a Merlin.

Generally, someone calls out a song title and the group plays it. They played the Kingston Trio’s “M.T.A.,” along with ‘Long Tall Texan,” “Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” and “Jambalaya (On the Bayou), and many others. The deli filled up with, mainly, seniors and many sang along with the songs and drummed on their tables. It seems that musicians and fans have a good time, every Tuesday at the Smorgasbord Deli.
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