About the Mother Lode
Ragtime Society: Founded in 1999 following the success
of the First Ever Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, the Mother Lode
Ragtime Society's primary purpose is to ensure that all pianos and
miscellaneous instruments in and around this picturesque Gold Rush
town issue ragtime music. To join the Mother Lode Ragtime Society,
simply attend a jam session. If you don't perform at the piano or on
a fiddle, banjo, tuba, washboard, gut bucket, cow bell, or other
instrument of choice, you're expected to at least tap your toes,
spoons, coffee cups, ice cream dishes, children, and/or spouse in a
syncopated fashion. No fee. Donations for postage gratefully
Jam sessions are generally held
the third Saturday of every odd month (Jan - Mar - May - July -
Sept) from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium,
51 Main Street (Hwy 49), Sutter Creek, CA.
The Society produces the annual Sutter Creek
Ragtime Festival held the second weekend of August (next one is Aug.
10-11, 2012) plus special concerts throughout the year. For
information on the next Festival, click on the "2012 Festival" button above.