CABOMA jams are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00-6:00 pm, at:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Anyone interested in CABOMA is welcome to come and visit a jam.

At most jams, you will find a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to professional musicians.  We encourage participants to bring and play traditional, acoustic bluegrass and old-time music instruments.

Slow Jam

CABOMA hosts a slow jam, led by and experienced CABOMA member, from 2:00 – 3:00 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, during the regular jam. The slow jam is open to everyone, but is focused on those new to bluegrass and old-time music.  The slow jam is also a good place to practice jamming while learning a new instrument.

The following are examples of song you might hear at the slow jam:

  • Old Home Place
  • Big Spike Hammer
  • Dark Hollow
  • Nine-Pound Hammer
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms


  • Red Haired Boy
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Angeline the Baker

The PDF below is a songbook with lyrics and chords.

Bluegrass Songbook