20th Anniversary of the Fiddle Jam

On May 1, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY, Frank Orsini and The Whippersnappers will join Donnie Perkins and the Family Band for the 20th Annual Spring Blossom Fiddle Jamboree in Long Lake, NY.

The Whippernappers, Peter Davis, George Wilson and Frank Orsini have played the Albany Region folk-music scene for decades. Davis plays guitar, piano, and clarinet; Wilson is a traditional fiddler and banjoist who regularly performs at regional folk festivals; and fiddler-mandolinist-guitarist Frank Orsini has played with bluegrass greats Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield.

Donnie Perkins and the Family Band are seasoned vets of the Long Lake Fiddle Jam and return having performed on the Long Lake stage for many years. Over the years, Don’s playing has evolved to include more modern styles such as bluegrass and country-western. All the while, though, he has continued to carry the torch for the old-time fiddle music he grew up with. Now based in Plattsburgh , Don Perkins has won numerous fiddle contests, recorded several LPs and CD’s and published at least one book on fiddling. He is widely regarded as an outstanding New York State fiddler.

Long Lake’s Fiddle Jam is a celebration for all ages and all levels of experience helping preserve, and promote old time fiddling. No auditions are required, no competition, just good times, toe-tapping, spirit lifting music. Fiddlers arrive at the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30 by noon on May 1st to reserve a slot to play two songs with our backup band or with your own back up musicians. It’s an informal gathering of friends, old and new in a non-competitive atmosphere. Get there early to sign up.

Admission is $7 for Adults, $4 for kids 10-16 and children under 10 are free. The Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary will be selling lunch.

Long Lake is located in the center of the Adirondacks on NYS Routes 30 and 28N offering year-round recreational activities and a variety of events. Long Lake is a widening of the Raquette River and part of the 740 mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Make Long Lake a springtime destination and visit the Fiddle Jam.

For more information about our area check us out on the web at www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.