Spirit of Rasputin’s Folk-along Jam
The Folk-along Tuesday jams continue at the Georgetown Sports Pub (1159 Bank St., south of Sunnyside) for the foreseeable future…great fish ‘n chips and apple strudel to die for.
The Spirit of Rasputin’s Folk-along Jam has had a number of homes over the past few years. First The Georgetown, then Elmdale Tavern, then the Xpresso Café. Now it has turned full circle and returned to the Georgetown Sports Bar. The jam starts at 7:00 pm. It is an acoustic open jam, where musicians sit in a circle and take turns leading songs of their choice. While the jam sessions are not structured as a performance per se, everyone is always welcome to come and listen in, or join in the circle to play or sing. If you’d like to lead a song everyone might not know, or one of your own, chord sheets come in handy.
Paul Spafford Bio
Paul Spafford comes from the back woods of Odessa, Ontario, and moved to Ottawa in the mid-90s. After six years of Conservatory piano lessons, and a misspent youth of 70s punk guitar (after the 70s weren’t cool anymore), Paul discovered folk music. Now he plays mandolin and banjo, and is a regular at the Rasputin’s open stage, as well as hosting the Spirit of Rasputin’s weekly folk jam.
Paul writes songs that give his unique perspective on whatever happens to be going on in his life at the moment, and also creates his own interpretations of songs by some of his favourite artists.