Thu, 26 February 2009
The music for this episode comes from the ocean cruise/music festival known as Jam Cruise. Since the maiden voyage in 2004, Jam Cruise has been bringing jam band artists together with their fans for several days out in the Caribbean. I’ve never been able to make it but perhaps they’ll give me a free pass next year for giving them the free publicity. Fortunately they do allow tapers to bring their equipment and the show I have for you comes from something that they call the Jam Room. This is basically like the Bonnaroo Superjam where artists from diverse bands can come together to have an anything goes jam session. The night I have for you includes Ivan Neville on keys, Scott Metzger from Particle on guitar, and Les Claypool on drums among the many other talented musicians. Prepare to enter the Jam Room.
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Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/05/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/06/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/07/09
Jam Cruise Jam Room - 01/08/09
Bonus: This is how I imagine Jam Cruise
Sun, 8 February 2009
The recording for this show comes from one of my all time favorite live performers and the only reason it took this long to get a show posted was the relatively small number of recordings available. Every once in a while I will spot a decent Ben Folds recording on the inter-webs, but this one from a 2008 tour stop in San Francisco was a cut above the rest.
There is a clear reason why Ben Folds’ live reputation has achieved such a legendary status. First and foremost the man is a natural performer and really knows how to work a crowd. Another reason in my mind is what he describes during this recording as his set list strategy. Basically this means playing his new songs at the beginning of the set and then finishing with classic fan favorites. To me this formula is a perfect 1-2 punch that I believe all artists should use for optimal crowd enjoyment. I tried to follow Ben’s lead for the song selection so I hope you’ll agree with my assessment.
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Way To Normal (Fake Version)
Tue, 3 February 2009
I read in the latest edition of Rolling Stone that the Allman Brothers will be going back on tour March 9th, kicking off the tour with a 10 show stand at the Beacon Theater. This tour will commemorate their 40th anniversary so in honor of that milestone here is a stream from their legendary set at the Fillmore East.
The Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore East (New York, NY)
Category:Feature Streams -- posted at: 11:02am EST