Festival Send-Off Open Jam, with Dan Andree

Dan AndreeCalling all musicians! Jams are open to musicians of all skill levels and experience, and each jam will be facilitated by jam-seasoned musicians. This jam will be hosted by Dan Andree, here for the festival with the Hobnob String Band. Spectators welcome.

Dan Andree was born to fiddle. As a youngster growing up in DeKalb corn country, he fashioned his first fiddling fingers under the tutelage of Ann Montzka-Smelser. He started playing bluegrass after The Corn Desert Ramblers took him under their wing in Urbana way back in 2006. Upon graduating bluegrass college, and actual college, Dan made his way to the big city in 2012 to start his 4 year tenure with the Chicago bluegrass powerhouse, The Henhouse Prowlers. These days, he can be found fiddling everywhere–wherever you can look–and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise, and livin’ in the houses they build, he’ll be there too.