POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The sound of music echoed throughout Point Pleasant Beach Library Monday evening during the Pickin’ at Point Jam Session.
A group of local musicians brought their appreciation of music and their instruments including acoustic guitar, bass guitar, harmonica and a mandolin.
The musicians shared a variety of songs during the drop-in style acoustic jam session in the genres of bluegrass, classic rock and traditional folk.
Matthew Willbergh, the library’s branch manager, told The Ocean Star that last month, the library successfully brought back the monthly acoustic jam sessions, which have not been held since last summer.
Mr. Willbergh explained that his interest in music and in bringing the community together led him to organize the jam sessions as a library program in 2016.
“When I took this job as a branch manager I knew I wanted to do something with music,” he said, noting that he was influenced by bluegrass circles.
“At first we had a couple people, but then we found a group who do stuff like this often and they’ve been coming ever since,” said Mr. Willbergh.
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