|12-04-2016, 07:12 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Born To Be Mild
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: He lives on Love Street
Thanks to DJ and Frownland, I've found a Jam Band thread to bump!
This one has a good OP, but not many bands are mentioned beyond the trinity of Allmans, Dead and Phish, so I'd like to add a recommendation for Tea Leaf Green, whose music I'm currently exploring :
New Monsoon are another band that has impressed me in the past, though I've only dipped into a little of their catalogue. That is likely to change, thanks to Psy-Fi's post in another old jam band thread :
( Click on track five to stream a great version of the old War favourite, Cisco Kid and more.)
Finally, I'd like to make a comment about the Jam Bander's dillema. There you are, up on stage, playing away for hours, aware that your concert is being recorded; you presumably want to explore your musical limits, but you don't want the audience to accuse you of noodling, so you have to walk some fine line. Fred Hale Sr. mentions Robert Randolf and the Family Band, but on the basis of the "Live at Wetlands" cd I have, I'd add a word of warning; RR doesn't noodle, but goes to the other extreme; too many tracks are stomping crowd-pleasers with too much singing and too little soloing for my liking. Great fun on the night, I imagine, but rather unsatisfactory as a cd, and not deserving of multiple listenings.
"Live at Wetlands" cd: as new, Price $1, postage & packing $20
Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn’t want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we’re always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it. - Susan Eloise Hinton, 1967
Last edited by Lisnaholic; 12-04-2016 at 08:02 AM.