Name: Jamie Mummey
Stage name/nickname: J-Mumz
Birthplace: Lakeland – “Just up the road a mile or two”
First instrument learned: Piano
Playing since: 7 years old (19 years ago)
Instruments played: Mandolin, guitar, banjo
Instrument used most: It’s a toss up, mandolin/guitar
Particular styles or genres played?: Bluegrass, jazz, folk, blues
Preferred style or genre: All mixed together as one, bluegrass
Frequency of performances: Monthly
Desired frequency to be playing out: Five times a week
Number of venues played: 50
Strongest point when making/playing music: Mandolin
Performing covers, originals or both: Mostly covers, but some originals
Involved with more than one project: Yes (Jamie Mummey and David Brimer duo and the Dan Signor Project.)
Comments on the Lakeland music scene:
Jamie: It’s becoming very vibrant with new players and new interpretations of music itself. There are different things going on that were not five years ago.
David Brimer: It’s thriving and more people need to take it seriously.
Thoughts on increasing the interest or numbers in the crowd when it comes to getting people out of the house:
Jamie: Promotion. It needs to be word of mouth and also social media; that is the language everyone speaks today.
David: Awareness of the quality. I don’t think the people think the music is quality.
Jamie: Peace, love and music.
David: They don’t know all the places they have music; Facebook only goes so far.
Facebook: David Brimer and Jamie Mummey
Interviewer Brian White is owner of AWhiSpa.
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