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Things to do on a weekend - Rock the baby to the jams at Phipps

Great music is a wild native of the High Country. It's colorful, masterful and often, right on schedule. Take for instance Friday nights at Phipps Store in Lansing. The old store in Ashe County welcomes one and all to listen and/or play a tune at its regular Friday night jams.

Friday Night JamThe music played on Friday nights are by local and regional musicians. The music is old time mountain songs and an occasional mountain ballad. All ages and music skill levels are welcome as dancers are too. The area boasts some of the best 'pickers' anywhere in these mountains. Many have gone professional and play with the most popular bluegrass bands. When the pros aren't playing in Nashville, they usually come back home and you never know where they will show up to jam. Maybe even here on Silas Creek. The jam is free, donations welcome for the electricity and upkeep.

Tunes are so fine, even a baby can rock to 'em. There are plenty more videos where that came from. Plus, facebook.