A story on the online news site, StaceyPageOnline, details the history of a group of musicians who gather each Thursday evening at Grace Village, Winona Lake, Ind., to jam. The group includes BMH author and former president of Grace College and Seminary, John Davis. The group gathers this Thursday, October 10, to celebrate 10 years of making music together. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story and view a video of the jam session.
Celebrating A Decade Of Jam Sessions
No one could have known how a simple mandolin could spark a conversation that would develop into a decade long musical adventure.
It all started when Robert Davis retired from his job with Pennsylvania Mutual Life Insurance in Pennsylvania and moved near family – right across the street from Denny Conley in Warsaw. Denny spied a mandolin Robert carried into the house and, being a music lover, promptly invited him over to play music.
It became a daily event for the two and soon, Robert invited his brother, John Davis, to join them. The trio made it a regular Thursday night event and, not long after, John invited George and Waunita Young to join in.
With the growing group, friends and family began gathering to enjoy listening. Those with musical talents continued to join and the group enlarged and strengthened.