Jim Flynn "JAMO"

Hampton, NJ
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Welcome to JAMOS JAMS & GIGS for 3/20/13, issue #282. Thank you for helping to make me #1 on the Reverbnation.com local blues charts!!! 


Im glad to report that Ill be sitting in with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT on some dates this summer....


ANNIE BAUERLEIN has a CD out - see the "Playlist" section below!

DAVEY WERKHEISER has a Wednesday karaoke at the Sand Bar from 8:30 to 11:30 - make some rude noises with him, and say Hi for me!


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 March gig dates.  Do you have any jam updates??


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

PETER PRASA has opened a new place called the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe in Somerville, NJ, right across from the courthouse.  Peter is a long-time player, writer & music lover, and now he has done what so many of us have said we wanted to do - he's got a place to eat AND play!  Check it all out at http://www.facebook.com/events/289502874510667/  And tell him I sent you!


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'



Club Info – send me updates!!


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

New PA club news: The popular Crocodile Rock club is up for sale and has lost their liquor license. The Pig Pen in Allentown, PA has closed and probably will not reopen.  According to a recent announcement, Mezza Luna is closed,or as rumor has it, they are remodeling.


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, 3/21:

GARY REED is solo at Bells Mansion, Stanhope, NJ, 8 - 10

The ERIC MINTEL QUARTET is at the Hotel Bethlehem -- 6:30-9:30 --- Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill, Dave Mohn and guest bassist Brian Bortz

FILTHY RICH & THE POOR BOY(S) are at the Shipwreck Grill, 720 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730. 732-292-9380. www.shipwreckgrill.com  Duo, 7:30 PM 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.

KATO is at Louie's Restaurant, 2071 31st St. Sw, Allentown, PA, 610-791-1226, 8 pm - 11 pm,  great food and fun! www.louiesrestaurant.com

MAMAs STEW is acoustic at Off The Hook, 1 Navesink Ave., Highlands, NJ. www.offthehookhighlands.com. 10pm start.

FILTHY RICH & THE POOR BOYS are at Harpoon Willys, 2655 River Rd., Manasquan, NJ 08736. 732-223-8880.  www.harpoonwillys.com  9:30 PM start.

**Sat, 3/23:

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

MAMAs STEW is at Michaels Inn, 46 Thompson St., Raritan, NJ 08869. (908) 526-9562. 9pm start.

BOONESCUTTLE5 is at The Rail at Readington in Whitehouse Station from 9-12:30. http://www.boonescuttle5.com

ROB BALLONOFF is playing at the Blue Mountain Winery from 1:30-4:30pm. 7627 Grape Vine Drive, New Tripoli, PA 18066. (610) 298-3068

NITE FLYTE is playing at the Fullerton Fire Company fro 9 to 12. 851 2nd Street 

Whitehall, PA 18052. (610) 264-9048

CROSSFIRE ROCK & BLUES BAND is at Garwood Lanes From 9:00 Pm.

346 North Ave., Garwood,  NJ  07027

DIXIE BOUND is at KCs Corner, 100 Oak Tree Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

908-757-5306. 9pm start.

**Sun, 3/24:

CRAIG KASTELNIK AND FRIENDS (Jazz Concert), with PAT FLAHERTY, PETE FLUCK, PAUL WELLS and VIC JURIS, Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ. www.rutherfurdhall.org

**Thu, 3/28:

KATO is at Christopher's Restaurant At The Knights Of Columbus, 1519 Greenleaf St, Allentown, PA  610-432-6333, 7 PM - 10 PM.  Open to the public!

THE LAST THURSDAY BAND is at the Hotel Bethlehem - 6:30-9:30 --- Vicki Doney, Brian Bortz, Lou Czechowski and Paul Wells.

**Sat, 3/30:

ALAN LEBOEUF and JOHN KORBA are at the Top ‘O The Hill Tavern in Bridgewater, NJ – a GREAT duo!!!!

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

GARY REED is solo at the Pittstown Inn, Pittstown, NJ 7 10

MAMAs STEW is at The Rail at Readington, 157 Main St., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 www.therailatreadington  9pm start.

NITE FLYTE is playing at Lower Saucon Sportsman's Associatio (LSSA) from 7-10pm. 2389 Easton Road , Bethlehem, PA 18015. (610) 838-6617

The RODEO GYPSIES are at the Dragonfly Cafe 14 E. Main St., Somerville, NJ at 9 p.m. 908-393-4993

**Wed 4/3:

The URBAN ACHIEVERS are at the Funhouse from 10-2 on South Fourth Street in Bethlehem. PA

**Fri, 4/5:

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

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

**Sat, 4/6:

NITE FLYTE is playing at the Robin Hill camp ground from 7-9:30pm. 149 Robin Hill Road , Lenhartsville, PA 19534. (610) 756-6117

PAT AND CRAIG WITH CRAIG THATCHER BAND At Berks Jazz Fest, Eric Clapton Retrospective, 9 Pm, Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, PA

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

PAT AND CRAIG with the CRAIG THATCHER BAND at The Berks Jazz Fest, Eric Clapton Retrospective, 9 Pm, Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, PA

**Sun, 4/7:

Special Event: (KATO WITH PAT AND CRAIG will be performing):  Easton Area Community Center Testimonial Roast / Toast, honoring KEENE JABBOUR, ESQ. & PATRICE AMIN, R.N. At the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel, Rts. 22 & 512, Bethlehem, PA. Mix and mingle 3:00 pm, dinner served at 4 pm, tickets $60.00 per person, for more information call EACC 610-253-8271, or email saints1@ptd.net

Proceeds Benefit EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER, s 501 (C) 3 organization. www.eastonareacc.org

**Thu, 4/11:

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

ANA POPOVIC plus THE MIMI NOWAK PROJECT are at Mexicali Live, 1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Phone: 201-833-0011. General admission $15.

**Fri, 4/12:

I'm with STEVE KUNZMAN and the RODEO GYPSIES at the Watchung Arts Center in NJ for Steve's CD performance.  Songwriters take note!!!

WILD BILL is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start

**Sat, 4/13:

I’m with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT at the Strange Brew Tavern in Allentown, PA

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

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

**Fri, 4/19:

I'm with JAMO at Hops & Barley's in Alpha, NJ!!! (The old Charlie Brown's building.) Our first gig here, so please come out and support the band!

JONAS is at the Triboro Sportsmens Club, from 9pm - 12. West 21st Street, Northampton, PA 18067. (610) 262-8151

TEQUILA ROSE is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start

**Sat, 4/20:

The LEW GATEWOOD BAND is at the Blue Moon - Anniversary Jam at 7pm

114 So, Broadway, South Amboy, NJ

TEQUILA ROSE is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.

**Fri, 4/26:

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

**Sat, 4/27:

The LEW GATEWOOD BAND is at Rolf's at 9pm. 65 Stirling Road, Warren, NJ

JONAS is at the Strangebrew Pub In Allentown, PA.

JW & THE BUICKS are 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 11:30. $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.  There's an jam at the WOODEN MATCH in Bethlehem, PA hosted by JOHN CANNAVO.

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

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




The beautiful and talented ANNIE BAUERLEIN has a new CD out called "Let It Shine (Music with Miss Annie) now at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/anniebauerlein

All of the classics! The great singalongs for kids of all ages that Miss Annie performs in concert.



MIKE LEFTON  has a CD out called "What Are We Waiting For", and it is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikelefton and also on Amazon.com.  Mike is an amazing young man, and several of the jams that I put on on Youtube from LNO are of Mike on guitar and his dad Alan on bass.  It was GREAT jamming with them!



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


Fri, 4/12: Watchung Arts Center with Steve Kunzman & Rodeo Gypsies**

Sat, 4/13: Strange Brew Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Fri, 4/19: Hops & Barley with JAMO**


Sat, 5/11: Rex wedding with the TRACY LEE BAND**

Fri, 5/17: Grumpys BBQ with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Sat, 5/18: The Wooden Match with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**


Fri, 6/14: The Widows Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Fri, 6/21: The Pattenburg Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

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**

Sat, 7/13: The Widows Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

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

Sat, 7/27: Private Party with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

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


Sat, 8/10: The Widows Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Fri, 8/23: Long Valley Brew Pub with the KIM BREWER BAND**

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

Fri, 8/30: Coplay Saengerbund with with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**


Fri, 9/6: Coplay Saengerbund with with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Sun, 9/8: Alburtis Park with the TRACY LEE BAND**

Sat, 9/14: The Pattenburg Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**

Wed, 9/27: The West End Fair 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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