I had a great jam partner for about a year before Covid struck. Now as we approach fully vaxxed I get an email from him that his life has changed dramatically in the past year, and he will have to move about 900 miles east. I’m completely sympathetic to his situation, and I will miss him. He’s a much better guitar player than I am and I learned a lot from him! He says he might still occasionally get back to Portland, but isn’t sure. I am really bummed. It is very hard to find a good jam partner who doesn’t want to form a band or isn’t already in a band, who isn’t afraid to play music with someone my age (76), is on a similar musical wave length playlist, knows the songs, and just wants to get together for a casual jam. I don’t know where to look for another partner. Portland is supposed to have a big music community, and it does, and I know a lot of people, but mostly from the folk/acoustic/jug band community, and I have moved into electric blues, early jazz, RnB, country Swing, and so on, and anyway the scene here has changed in the Covid year, and there is still a lot of social hesitance due to that. I’ve tried Craig’s List, but nothing there. I don’t mean to rant or whine, just vent and express some frustration with some maybe sympathetic souls here on GT. How are you all doing?