Still Standing featuring Robert Frahm, Wolf & Andy Hamburger - host of Lon. Pub Blues Jams!
Big Boy Little Band (Bret, Matt, Wolf & Robbie) - host of the Zoo Bar Blues Jam!
Get your JVs Wolf's Monday Blues Jam t-shirt - while supplies last!
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)
Open Blues Jam Format
Wolf's been running
open blues jams for years and knows how to keep things going and keep the musicians & audience happy.
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
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, Johnny
Sansome, Johnny Vidacovich 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 Andy Hamburger and a rotational special guest such as Andy Poxon, Robert Frahm, Matt Kelley, Lydia
Warren, Linwood Taylor, Big Boy Little, Paul Pfau, Mike Westcott, Lisa Lim & Wave Milor each week at JVs Restaurant, 6666
Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, 8:30 pm - 12:30 am, 703-241-9504, www.jvsrestaurant.com
Open blues jam hosted by Wolf featuring "Still Standing" with Robert Frahm or Andy Poxon (3rd
Wednesday) and Andy Hamburger at Blair's Londontowne Pub, 726 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD, 7:30 - 11:30 pm, 410-956-9799,
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,