Welcome to JAMO’S JAMS & GIGS for 3/20/13, issue #282.
Thank you for helping to make me #1 on the Reverbnation.com local blues charts!!!
I’m glad to report that I’ll be sitting in with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT on some dates this summer....
ANNIE BAUERLEIN has a CD out - see the "Playlist"
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!
– if youze
send me updates I can’t
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??
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 don’t 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!!
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 – I’ve heard from quite a few players that they are looking
for bands. If you need a player, let me know and I’ll get contact info to you. Also see the
GARY REED is solo at Bells Mansion, Stanhope,
NJ, 8 - 10
ERIC MINTEL QUARTET is at the Hotel
Bethlehem -- 6:30-9:30 --- Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill, Dave Mohn and guest bassist
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.
NANCY COLETTI and
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.
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
MAMA’s 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.
JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon,
Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
is at Michaels Inn, 46 Thompson St., Raritan, NJ 08869. (908) 526-9562. 9pm start.
at The Rail at Readington in Whitehouse Station from 9-12:30. http://www.boonescuttle5.com
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.
North Ave., Garwood, NJ 07027
is at KCs Corner, 100 Oak Tree Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-757-5306. 9pm start.
AND FRIENDS (Jazz Concert), with PAT FLAHERTY, PETE FLUCK, PAUL WELLS and VIC JURIS,
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ. www.rutherfurdhall.org
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.
ALAN LEBOEUF and JOHN KORBA are at the Top ‘O The Hill Tavern in Bridgewater, NJ
– a GREAT duo!!!!
COUNTRY RHTHYM BAND
is at the Landslide
Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
GARY REED is solo at the Pittstown Inn, Pittstown,
NJ 7 –
MAMA’s STEW is at
The Rail at Readington, 157 Main St., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 www.therailatreadington
NITE FLYTE is playing at Lower Saucon Sportsman's Associatio
(LSSA) from 7-10pm. 2389 Easton Road , Bethlehem, PA 18015. (610) 838-6617
GYPSIES are at the Dragonfly Cafe 14 E. Main St., Somerville, NJ at 9 p.m.
ACHIEVERS are at the Funhouse from 10-2 on South Fourth Street in Bethlehem.
is playing at the TriBoro Sportsman's Club from 9pm - 12. West 21st Street, Northampton,
PA 18067. (610) 262-8151
JESSE WADE DUO is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
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
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 email@example.com
Benefit EASTON AREA COMMUNITY CENTER, s 501 (C) 3 organization. www.eastonareacc.org
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
I'm with STEVE
KUNZMAN and the RODEO GYPSIES at
the Watchung Arts Center in NJ for Steve's CD performance. Songwriters take
WILD BILL is at
the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ. 9pm start
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,
The SADDLE TONES are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury,
NJ. 9pm start
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 Sportsmen’s Club, from
9pm - 12. West 21st Street, Northampton, PA 18067. (610) 262-8151
is at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ.
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.
JW & THE BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon, Asbury, NJ.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Check out these two pages to hear samples of her singing with Can't Stop Now:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 he’s 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 COOP’S “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: LENNY’S 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, there’s 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
a great jazz jam at the DEER HEAD INN
from 8 to 11ish, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap PA 18327. There’s 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
**JAMS IN PA:
this is a very abbreviated listing. Contact BARRY
HAY at email@example.com to get his listing of all PA gigs & jams.
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.
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.
**THURSDAYS: Our friend ROMAN
hosts an open mic jam at GRUMPY’S 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.
Open Mic night from 8 to 12 at the STRANGE BREW
S. 5th Street , Allentown, PA 18103. http://www.strangebrewtavern.com
YOUR PLAYLIST OF NEW RELEASES FROM MUSICIANS IN THE AREA:
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.
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."
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.
have released their third CD “Shakin’ Our Souls”. Out now on
Ram Records! Go to www.thedoughboysnj.com
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.
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
NED’S CDs and downloads are available everywhere from
anywhere. Please visit http://www.american-roots.blogspot.com for a complete list
of global links.
NANCY COLETTI’S “Black Coffee”; Music from the Great
American Songbook! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
to some of the tracks on the new album "One
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, I’m
sure. Check out the details at www.tracyleeband.com
4/12: Watchung Arts Center with Steve Kunzman & Rodeo Gypsies**
Sat, 4/13: Strange Brew Tavern with the LOU
4/19: Hops & Barley with JAMO**
Sat, 5/11: Rex wedding with the TRACY LEE
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
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**
7/6: Private Party with the TRACY LEE BAND**
Sat, 7/13: The Widows Tavern with the LOU
7/26: Upper Lehigh Lions Festival with the TRACY LEE BAND**
Sat, 7/27: Private Party with the LOU FRANCO
7/31: Bushkill Fire Company Festival with the TRACY LEE BAND**
Sat, 8/10: The Widows Tavern with the LOU
8/23: Long Valley Brew Pub with the
KIM BREWER BAND**
8/27: The West End Fair with the TRACY LEE BAND**
Fri, 8/30: Coplay Saengerbund with with the
LOU FRANCO PROJECT**
9/6: Coplay Saengerbund with with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**
Sun, 9/8: Alburtis Park with the TRACY
9/14: The Pattenburg Tavern with the LOU FRANCO PROJECT**
Wed, 9/27: The West End Fair with the TRACY