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This annual gathering at Jim Lloyd’s barbershop over the Thanksgiving holiday is a reunion of the many musicians that Jim has taught and performed with over the years. Like Jim, they share a love and deep respect for the music traditions of The Crooked Road region that comes through big time in the music they make. It is an appropriate music gathering for Thanksgiving, when reunions with family and old friends is the focus. Bring your instrument and become part of this unbroken circle of old time music devotees.
By no means is the annual Black Friday Jam the only time music happens at Jim’s barber shop. Visitors are often entertained by Jim and his friends who are likely to be found jamming anytime the shop is open. After or before your haircut, ask Jim about his collection of old banjos and other instruments. It’s one of the best around.