For the last eight years, the Blue Moon Saloon
has hosted a weekly Cajun jam on Wednesday nights. Owner Mark Falgout
says through the years the jam has become quite loose, and he's looking
to add a few new elements to it to rein it back in. "I'm not trying to
dictate it," he says. "I'm just trying to improve it and make a little
Beginning next week, before each jam, a local musician will be on hand
to offer free group lessons. Tomorrow evening, April 16th at 7 p.m.,
fiddler Mitch Reed will be the first instructor. The next instructor
will be Steve Riley on April 30. (There's no jam on the 23, the week of
Festival International). After the 45-minute lessons, the instructor
will kick off that night's jam. In addition, there will be free red
beans and rice on hand from Broussard's Cajun Cooking. Beginning May 7,
Falgout says he will add dance instructors to the Wednesday night mix.
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