Jim Flynn "JAMO"

Hampton, NJ
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Welcome to JAMOS JAMS & GIGS for 2/13/13, issue #276. Thank you for helping to make me #1 on the Reverbnation.com local blues charts - #91 globally!!!  


Hey if youze guys dont send me updates I cant give you any news! Send me any new club info that you have, and send me your February and March gig dates.  Do you have any jam updates??


For all of the newer subscribers, this is a free newsletter that I put out with the sole  intention of promoting live local music and musicians.  Your email address is NOT given or sold or revealed to anyone.  Send me your January and February gig schedules. Ill be asking you for March in about two weeks.  Also, send me any new club info or news that you have!  See the news in the "Club Info" section below. Speaking of which, here's a list of the sections: "News & Stuff", "Club Info", "Gigs", "Want Ads", "Jams", and then my personal playing schedule.  I hope that you enjoy it, and send me anything that might add to the newsletter.


For those of you who are on the left side of the river, BARRY HAY is still turning out the listings for live gigs, etc out there.  Go to www.hayblue.com to find out anything you could want to know about who/what/where in the LehighValley!  (I know that Barry also does this on his own time, and has the same intentions that I do, so dont hesitate.)


News & Stuff

My friends STEVEN KUNZMAN, JOE CERISANO, and PETER PRASA have been nominated in several categories in the JAM Awards - Album of the Year and Top Folk Americana Act among them. See the “Playlist” section below) Please to

http://www.jamawards.org/awards.html#.URZIhbvLgun to vote for your favorites!!


A great cause: From DEB LEAHEY: Howdy Harry Fans...just a reminder...at the next Tribute we will have the recipient of the Harry Leahey Scolarship Fund there. Once again they are $500 scholarships given to first year guitar students in jazz studies. Right now there is $300 raised in there from the last Tribute. If you feel like supporting the arts http://www.wpunj.edu/giving...select Other under gift destination,fill in Harry Leahey Scholarship or contact ATTN:Elizabeth Fitzpatrick,William Paterson University 300 Pompton Rd Wayne NJ 070470 Happy Jammin'



BONGO BOY RECORDS is a local production company that has some great things going on on TV on these channels:

#21 - Northwest Jersey; Monday & Thursday @ 7:30pm

#280 - Princeton, NJ area; Monday & Thursday @ 7:30pm.

#96 - The plainfields, NJ; Thursday @9:00pm.

#15 - Central New Jersey; Wednesday @ 10pm & Friday @ 11:30pm.

#40 & #42 - FIOS Central New Jersey; Wednesday @ 10pm & Friday @ 11:30pm.


All day & night online: www.vimeo.com/bongoboy



A recommendation from JAMO: MOW THE DOG PRODUCTIONS, LLC www.mowthedog.com.  Professional live sound support for audiences of 5 to 5,000.  Digital recording services with 24-channel tracking to hard drive capability.  In-house production or raw data transfer for outside mixing per clients preference sample tracks are available on our website.  Engineering and stage management performed by experienced and easy to work with professional audio techs, musicians and studio owners.


Club Info – send me updates!!


Well it has happened.  Miller's Tavern here in Asbury NJ will be closing for a few months while it becomes CRYAN'S.   Word is: same pizza, no music. 


The Pig Pen in Allentown, PA has closed and probably will not reopen.  The Landslide Saloon has gone to one-night gigs instead of booking bands for Friday and Saturday. Also rumor has it the Mezza Luna will soon be closing for a while to change their format.


Hey Ive heard from quite a few players that they are looking for bands.  If you need a player, let me know and Ill get contact info to you. Also see the listing below!



**Thu, 2/14:

KATO FEATURING PAT FLAHERTY AND CRAIG KASTELNIK are Christopher's Restaurant At The Knights Columbus, 1519 Greenleaf St, Allentown, PA  610-432-6333, 7 PM - 10 PM.  Open to the public!

DAVE READ will be performing Solo guitar at Brazzos Restaurant 700 Main Street Harleysville, PA. Call for reservations 215-256-4456

**Fri, 2/15:

The HONKY TONK SCOUNDRELS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

SLOPPY JOE is at Zupko's in Dunellen, NJ 9pm start.

DAVEY AND THE WAVERUNNERS DUO are at the Wooden Match, 8pm start.  15 West Lehigh St, Bethlehem, PA

MAMA'S STEW is at the Tap Room at the Somerset Hills Hotel, 200 Liberty Corner Rd., Warren, NJ 07059. 9:30pm start. 908-647-6700  www.shh.com

NITE FLYTE is playing at the TriBoro Sportsman's Club from 9-12, West 21st Street, Northampton, PA 18067. (610) 262-8151

DAVE READ will be performing Solo with guest student musicians at The Redwolf Inn from 8pm-11pm. 130 County Road 519 Belvidere, NJ Call for reservations 908-475-4772

ELECTRIC GUMBO is at the Pattenburg Hotel.  9pm start.

**Sat, 2/16:

The SADDLE TONES are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

MAMA'S STEW is at the Pine Tavern, 151 Rt 34 & Cottrell Rd., Old Bridge, NJ.

(732) 727-5060     www.pinetavern.net

The ROBIN DELORENZO BAND is at Karl’s Tavern, 508 Lidgerwood Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202

DAVE READ will be performing Solo guitar at Brazzos Restaurant 700 Main Street Harleysville, PA. Call for reservations 215-256-4456

ROAD TO RUIN is at the Pattenburg Hotel.  9pm start.

**Sun, 2/17:

ROB BALLONOFF is playing solo at the One Ten tavern from 2-5pm. 110 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071. (610) 826-3333

**Fri, 2/22:

The FAT DADDIES are at the Pattenburg Hotel.  9pm start.

MAMA'S STEW is at the Kat Shack, 254 Main St., Matawan, NJ 07747   (732) 441-1030. 10pm start.

JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Sat, 2/23:

I'm with WHO'S YOUR DADDY at the Green Knoll Grill in Bridgewater, NJ. 9:45 pm start.

The NANCY COLETTI TRIO is at the Hotel Bethlehem from 6:30 - 9:30. 437 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018 (610) 625-5000

The ROBIN DELORENZO BAND is at Pavinci’s in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

MAMA'S STEW is at the Top O' Th Hill Tavern, 1182 US Hwy 202/206,  Bridgewater, NJ. 908-658-4256. 9pm start.

JOE MAMA is at the Pattenburg Hotel.  9pm start.

NITE FLYTE is playing at the Jacksonian Club from 9-12. 119 S Main St., Nazareth, PA 18064. (610) 759-1586

JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Fri, 3/1:

The GRAND CENTRAL is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Sat, 3/2:

SUN DOG is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Fri, 3/8:

TOO STUPID TO QUIT is at Pavinci's on River Styx Road in Lake Hopatcong, NJ

JESSE WADE is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Thu, 3/14:

The FUSION JAZZ TRIO is at the Hotel Bethlehem from 6:30-9:30pm.

**Fri, 3/15:

I'm at the Landslide Saloon with the HIGH BRIDGE ALL-STARS. 9pm start.

The NANCY COLETTI QUARTET is at the Deer Head Inn from 7 to 11pm. 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. 570.424.2000

**Sat, 3/16:

The SADDLE TONES are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Fri, 3/22:

NANCY COLETTI and guitarist WALT BIBINGER are at the Grille at Pittstown inn from 7:30 - 10:30pm. 350 Pittstown Rd. Pittstown, NJ 08867 (908) 735-0125


JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Sat, 3/23:

JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Sat, 3/30:

The COUNTRY RHTHYM BAND is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.



Want Ads!!

9/19: LORI V - Founding member and lead singer of Can't Stop Now is looking for opportunities to sing preferably with a working or close to working situation. lorivcantstopnow@gmail.com   CSN is going to be on hiatus for a while due to some personnel/health issues.  Would consider joining as a FT committed member for the right project.  Vocal strengths lean to smoking/rocking blues, R&B, Soul and Classic Rock.  Think Bonnie Raitt/Tedeschi/Stevie Ray, etc.   Looking for folks to work with around Hunterdon/Warren Country NJ & Central Jersey and/or Lehigh Valley .  Contact her at lorivcantstopnow@gmail.com.  Check out these two pages to hear samples of her singing with Can't Stop Now:  http://www.myspace.com/lori_vybes   www.reverbnation.com/cantstopnow


8/22:  Female singer looking for band! I do all kinds from Celine Dion, Pat Benetar, Whitney Huston, Donna Summer, Dianna Ross, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Carrie Underwood, the Ronettes, Andrew Sisters, etc. Ii sing everything but heavy metal! Contact: kristenmorgenstern@gmail.com


7/24: I know a guy who plays rhythm and lead, finger-picker, country/country rock and blues, A+ Warren Haynes style slide player - standard tuning. Contact JAMO for info.


7/4: Anyone looking for a singing bassist?  Call DENNIS WARD at 610-739-0570 or check him out on Facebook! (I know him and hes good.)


2/1: ARLENE J. SCHAR - Free-lance violinist looking for band or creative project - tasteful, quick ear, prefer rock/jazz/fusion instrumentals, originals welcome. Available for auditions.




**TUESDAYS: At the STANHOPE HOUSE in NJ Bill Hines and Pete Hoff from NTI's Blues Show will host the 'West NJ Blues Jam'. It's electric blues- bring your axe but not your amp ( they have the whole backline and in house sound/PA and soundman) and sign up early!  6-12. COFFEE COOPS STEPPINGSTONE GALLERY, (908) 475-1091 has a jam on Tuesday nights. 587 County Rd.  519, White Twp.,  Belvidere,  NJ. Use it or lose it!!! Coffee Coop's jam sessions are supported by the purchase of coffee, tea and other house drinks, and fresh roasted whole bean or ground coffee by the 1/2 or 1 lb.bag size, or by a suggested $5.00 contribution to help to keep these and other future events happening and available here for the benefit of the general public.

**WEDNESDAYS: LENNYS NIGHT OUT Open Jam is at ROXY & DUKES ROADHOUSE located at  745 Bound Brook Rd,  in Dunellen NJ08812. Sign up begins at 7:30pm. House band at 8:00pm, and we'll hit the list before 9pm. We go till 12:30. www.roxyanddukes.com   www.lnoentertainment.com.  ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT hits THE WEST BROOK TAVERN in Bound Brook, NJ. Every Wednesday at 8pm.  And also on Wednesdays, theres an open mic at the ROBINS NEST in  Linden, NJ. www.robinsnestrhythmandblues.com. Next, there is an open mic every Wednesday night at the FRANKLIN TAVERN, 97-99 Franklin Avenue, West Orange, NJ. (862) 224-4063, ask for "Mouse" the owner. Free pizza is served at the jam! The room is small with a great sound and very friendly folks who just come to listen!

**THURSDAYS: The PATTENBURG has a jam run by Gary Reed, 9pm start. Theres a great jazz jam at the DEER HEAD INN from 8 to 11ish, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap PA 18327.  Theres karaoke at the LANDSLIDE SALOON with CATHY JO VINE 9:00 -1:00. 1090 rt. 173, Asbury ,  NJ 08802-1125 . (908) 735-6919. Karaoke at LARRY HOLMES CHAMPS CORNER every Thursday 7-10 with DAVEY WERKHISER.


**JAMS IN PA: this is a very abbreviated listing. Contact BARRY HAY at bhay46@rcn.com to get his listing of all PA gigs & jams.

**MONDAYS:  Theres a jam at the REIGELSVILLE INN from 9pm on. Sign-ups at 8:30. Hosted by Billy Bauer, you get 15 minutes, or 3 songs.  10-12 Delaware Road, Riegelsville , PA , 18077.                                                                    

**TUESDAYS: THE MEADOWS has a great jam from 5:30 8:30. $5 buffet & $1 beer! 1770 Meadows Road,  Hellertown, PA, 18055. 610-838-2190.

**WEDNESDAYS: My friend ROMAN is hosting an open mike in Perkasie PA at THE PERK. He supplies the PA, bass and drummers are welcome but have to bring a small rig. The Perk, 501 E Walnut St., Perkasie PA. www.attheperk.com. Also on Wednesdays, ARNE ENGLUND hosts "open blues 'n' rock jam with a guest drummer each week at the RAVEN'S NEST, 625 Old Bethlehem Road,  Quakertown,  PA.

(215)536-5369  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ravens-Nest/182303335917.

**THURSDAYS: Our friend ROMAN hosts an open mic jam at GRUMPYS BBQ from 9:30 to 12ish. 3000 Mauch Chunk Road ,  Mechanicsville , PA. 610-769-4600 http://grumpysbbq.net/ More info at http://www.romanmusic.net/news.php.  And again on Thursdays there is a jam at the LEATHER CORNER POST Bar & Grill, www.theleathercornerpost.com (610-395-1782).  Located at 6855 Horseshoe Road, Orefield PA 18069. The jam runs from 9:00 to about 12:00. Backline is provided. Guitarist TODD WOLFE alernates hosting the jam with KEITH VAN ETTEN, along with DON PLOWMAN on drums and ROB FRASER on bass.

**SUNDAYS: Open Mic night from 8 to 12 at the STRANGE BREW TAVERN,

1996 S. 5th Street , Allentown, PA 18103.  http://www.strangebrewtavern.com



New CD from DAVEY WERKHEISER! calledDavey and the Waverunners "Cooler by the Sea"!!  Davey says: "It's not about temperature - its about taking your favorite beverage, putin' it in a cooler by the sea and drinking it till its gone. Can I get an amen? You can get my new cd from me (Davey) and keeper  (CATHY JO VINE) at our shows or at www.daveyandthewaverunners.com or davey and the waverunners on facebook."

My friend STEVE KUNZMAN has released his second CD called "Back Home".  The CD can be purchased through CDBaby.com and Amazon and is available on iTunes and other download services such as Rhapsody. His first CD, Find the Moon, is also available through the same sources.

The DOUGHBOYS have released their third CD Shakin Our Souls.  Out now on Ram Records! Go to www.thedoughboysnj.com

My friend CHIP MERGOT has released another CD - "I Love To Tell The Story".BONNIE RAITT calls him "One of my favorite songwriters" (I do too).  "I Love To Tell The Story" is available from cdbaby, on iTunes, or from Notebook Records, Box 495 Stockton , NJ 08859.  Personally, I really love "This Was My Father's Guitar". Beautifully written, performed, and recorded.

PETER PRASA has released his debut CD, The Best Part of Me  With New Jersey indies backing him up (JOHN POWERS, MELISSA ANTHONY, his son Andrew, and JEFF BIEGEL to name a few), this album is a must buy.  The CD is available through  www.cdbaby.com/peterprasa.

Hey!!! NASTY NEDS CDs and downloads are available everywhere from anywhere. Please visit http://www.american-roots.blogspot.com for a complete list of global links.

NANCY COLETTIS Black Coffee; Music from the Great American Songbook! Contact mamasinger@comcast.net.  CDs are $13.00, shipping included.  OR, go to www.cdbaby.com

Just Released: The Official Music Video by local artist KELLY CARUSO Born Dainty. http://youtu.be/9-Hsux-NOKA 

Listen to some of the tracks on the new album "One Universal Language by A PLEASANT SYMMETRY at http/www.reverbnation.com/apleasantsymmetryi.  You can purchase this new album for only $4.95 USD as a download at this link:http://www.darkryders.com/A%20Pleasant%20Symmetry.html   For those of you who prefer to buy a CD, you can make purchases via this link: http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00Z4SYCQ&pp=1


My personal schedule for the next little while. There are more changes to come, Im sure. Check out the details at www.tracyleeband.com or www.reverbnation.com/jamodrummer


Sat, 2/23: Green Knoll Grille with WHO'S YOUR DADDY**


Fri, 3/15: Landslide Saloon with the HIGH BRIDGE ALL-STARS**


Sat, 6/22: Private Party with WHO'S YOUR DADDY**

Sat, 6/29: Wind Gap Township Festival with the TRACY LEE BAND**


Sat, 7/6: Private Party with the TRACY LEE BAND**

Fri, 7/26: Upper Lehigh Lions Festival with the TRACY LEE BAND**

Wed, 7/31: Bushkill Fire Company Festival with the TRACY LEE BAND**


Tue, 8/27: The West End Fair with the TRACY LEE BAND**


Sun, 9/8: Alburtis Park, 328 South Main St., Alburtis, PA with the TRACY LEE BAND**


Thanks for listening, folks!







"Mr. Flynn is probably the most attentive pro drummers I have ever worked with. It's not just intuition or practicing a lot. It's listening and watching the frontman as to where the song is going even if He's never played the song before."  JR Bradfield, The Studio Masters, vol. 3


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