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Eugene Hideaway Bridges, one of the headliners for the DC Blues Festival, jamming w/Big Boy Little!
Grammy Nominee Tab Benoit jamming with Wolf
Wolf & Robert Frahm at Beach Cove blues jam
JVs Blues Jam - every Monday now (beginning in 2012)
Blues Jam Format
Wolf's been running open blues jams for years and knows how to keep things going and keep the musicians & audience
The host band plays a set (first, in the middle, at the end, or some combination thereof).
Musicians should get there early and sign up. Using the sign-up sheet, Wolf makes
up groups of local talent. Each group of jammers usually plays a set of about 3 songs. Time permitting, the jammers
will play again.
Great way to hear local blues talent, and you never know who's going to show
up: sometimes out-of-towners and touring musicians.
Even prominent national acts have
stopped by to jam including Guitar Shorty, Bill Kirchen, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Jimmy Carpenter, Memphis Gold, Bruce Ewan,
Bobby Radcliff, Pierre Beauregard and Grammy Nominees Tab Benoit and Steve Riley! Wolf likes to paraphrase Forest Gump,
"a jam is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get or WHO'S going to show up!"
Of course it's also a great way to connect with other blues-lovers and musicians. Great
way to meet potential bandmates.
Great listening/dance music - it's always a treat for the
musicians to play for an appreciative audience and dancers!
Tips for the house band are
encouraged and greatly appreciated! The house band usually provides the equipment for the jammers. Most of the
house band musicians drive a great distance and the tips really help them out.
***Support your local blues jams AND the establishments
that host the jams; come hungry & thirsty to ensure the jams keep going.***
See below for links to articles about blues jams.
The following are the jams that Wolf's involved with. To keep posted about these jams, schedule changes,
and info about other local blues jams, sign up for "Wolf's Music Weekly Newsletter" which is emailed every Monday.
(See "Join" link on the side menu bar.)
OPEN BLUES JAMS:
(for more info about venues, see "VENUES" link to the left)
MondaysOpen blues jam hosted by Wolf featuring "Still Standing" with
Tom Maxwell & Chip Clemmer/Andy Hamburger and a rotational special guest such as Matt Kelley, Linwood
Taylor, Paul Pfau, Mike Westcott & Wave Milor each week at JVs Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, 8:30
pm, 703-241-9504, www.jvsrestaurant.com
Open blues jam hosted by Wolf featuring "Still Standing" with Tom Maxwell and Andy Hamburger
at Blair's Londontowne Pub, 726 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD, 7:30 - 11:30 pm, 410-956-9799, www.facebook.com/blairspubandgrill
Thursdays Open Blues
Jam hosted by Big Boy Little Band at Zoo Bar Cafe, 3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am, 202-232-4225,
Some Fridays & Saturdays Open blues jam
hosted by Wolf featuring "Still Standing" with musicians such as Tom Maxwell, Matt Kelley, Andy Poxon, Wave Milor, Mikey O'Donnell + more at the Country Store, 41566 Medleys
Neck Rd., Leonardtown, MD, 8 pm - 12 am, (301) 475-6820, www.fatboyscountrystore.com