Jim Flynn "JAMO"

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Welcome to JAMOS JAMS & GIGS for 7/10/13, issue #298. Send me your July gig schedules!!  Lots of you ask me questions about things that are already listed in this email - take a few moments to look at this whole thing....


Hmmm...do your ears deceive, or do your eyes?  Wait for it....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr3NTTc8tso&feature=youtu.be


Hey if youze guys dont send me updates I cant give you any news! Send me any new club info that you have, and do you have any jam updates??  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 in the "Want Ads" section below!


Stuff - News - Questions - 'N Stuff!!


Our friend ROMAN is now a new musical director of UBACE (http://www.ubace.org/) as of July and will have shows for kids ready in the fall. All kids are welcome and it's FREE to join!


So there are now several newsletters (in addition to this one!) offering live music information to you:

**BARRY HAY covers the NE PA area; contact him at bhay46@rcn.com or www.hayblue.com

**In Bucks County check with MASON LOIKA at www.buckslivemusic.com

**If youre playing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas, send your info to  THE BLUES COLLABORATIVE at  http://www.bluescollaborative.com


Guess what? Seaside Park is BACK, baby!!  The TRACY LEE BAND is doing our annual concert there on July 22.  BIG NANCY, well save the blues numbers just for you to sit in on.  (BAM - you're the best!)


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 in the "Want Ads" section below!



**Thu, 7/11:

DESIRE is playing Music On Main Street from 7 - 10 in downtown Flemington, NJ

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

GARY REED is solo at Moes Bistro. Lebanon, NJ 5:30 8:30, and then at Bells Mansion, Stanhope, NJ - 3:30 6

FILTHY RICH AND THE POOR BOYS are at the Shipwreck Grill at 7:30 PM. 720 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730. 732-292-9380. www.shipwreckgrill.com

**Fri, 7/12:

GARY REED is with GARY OLEYAR at Moes Bistro. Lebanon, NJ 5:30 9.

DAVE READ will be performing Solo with guest student musicians at The Redwolf Inn (8pm-12am) 130 County Road 519 Belvidere, NJ Call for reservations 908-475-4772.

MAMA'S STEW is the house band here.  Come on out and see why. Michaels Inn

46 Thompson St, Raritan, NJ 08869. 9:00 PM start. (908) 526-9562

The LARRY KUTCHER BAND is at Maxfields for 2 sets, 7:30 and 9:30.  713 Main St. Boonton  973 588 3404

**Sat, 7/13:

TOO STUPID TO QUIT is up at Pavinci's on river Styx Road in Lake Hopatcong.

ROMAN Alone at the Zen Den, Doylestown, Pa 6:30-9:30 pm 267 880-6205

GARY REED is with GARY OLEYAR at the National Hotel, Frenchtown, NJ 9 12.

DAVE READ will be performing solo with guest musicians at Mediterranean Bistro and Cocktail Lounge 7:00-10:00pm 301 Washington Avenue Washington, NJ Call for reservations 908-689-5107.

MAMA'S STEW is tearing up Zupko's in Dunellen, NJ.Guests - Surprises - this will be fun. 9pm start.

The LARRY KUTCHER BAND is at the Publik House from 8 PM to midnight. 111 Main Street, Chester  908 879 6878

**Sun, 7/14:

ROMAN Alone, C&C Diner, Perkasie, Pa 11am -1pm

GARY REED is with GARY OLEYAR at the Black Potatoe, Clinton, NJ  2:30 3pm.

THE RODEO GYPSIES are with Steve KUNZMAN at the Black Potatoe Festival in Clinton at noon. www.blackpotatoe.org   www.rodeogypsies.info

**Wed, 7/17:

MAMA'S STEW is back for another season doing their Cocktail Sauce acoustic act on the patio from 6:45 - 10:00.  Pheasants Landing, 311 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, NJ. 908-281-1288    www.pheasantslanding.com<http://www.pheasantslanding.com>

**Fri, 7/19:

The LEW GATEWOOD BAND is at the Blue Moon at 9pm. 114 So. Broadway, South Amboy, NJ

CRAIG KASTELNIK AND FRIENDS FEATURING BERNARD PURDIE ON DRUMS, jazz cabaret, Allentown Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA.  Tom kozic, (jazz artist of the year) joins us on guitar. http://www.allentownsymphony.org/BuyTickets/JazzCabaret.aspx

GARY REED is at Moes Bistro. Lebanon, NJ 5:30 8:30

MAMA'S STEW is having a mid summer blast at Kerwin's  Tim Kerwin's Tavern

353 Bound Brook Road (Rt 28)  Middlesex, NJ 08846. 732-968-3805. 9pm start.  www.timkerwinstavern.com

**Mon, 7/22:

I'm with the TRACY LEE BAND doing a concert in Seaside Park, NJ from 7 to 9, on the lawn in front of the police station.

**Thu, 7/25:

BRIAN & THE COCONUTZ are playing Music On Main Street from 7 - 10 in downtown Flemington, NJ

MAMA'S STEW is going acoustic ay 7pm at the Hyatt Hills Pub at the Golf Complex

1300 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066. www.hyatthills.com

**Fri, 7/26:

I'm with the TRACY LEE BAND at the Upper Lehigh Lions Festival at 7pm.  It's at Neff's Grove, Schnecksville Grange; 5322 Route 873, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

MAMA'S STEW is doing their Cocktail Sauce acoustic act on the patio at Gabriele's Bar & Grill at 6:45pm. 1351 Centennial Avenue,    Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

732-981-1234    www.gabrielesbarandgrill.com<http://www.gabrielesbarandgrill.com>

**Sat, 7/27:

I'm at GRUMPY'S BBQ with the JAMO Band from 9 to 1. 3000 Mauch Chunk Rd

Allentown,  PA   18104-9752

JUST JILL is rockin the Northside Lounge in Manville, NJ. 9pm start.

GARY REED duo is at the Publick House, Chester, NJ 7 10pm

**Sun, 7/28:

GARY REED  trio is at Macculloch Hall, Morristown, NJ 4 6, then Gary is solo at Bells Mansion, Stanhope, NJ - 3:30 6

**Wed, 7/31:

I'm with the TRACY LEE BAND at the Bushkill Fire Company Festival from 7 to 10pm. 155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth, PA 18064.

KATO FEATURING PAT FLAHERTY AND CRAIG KASTELNIK is at  (Last Wednesday Of Each Month), The Meadows, 1770 Meadows Road, Hellertown, PA, 610-838-2190, Back By Popular Demand, Prime Rib And Seafood Buffet, 5 PM - 8 PM  www.themeadowsgrove.com


Want Ads!!

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




4/6: HOT FOOT POWDER is a Middlesex/Somerset County-based acoustic blues band. Now, we consist of a guitarist and a blues harp player (both of us do vocals). We used to be a trio, but the gentleman who played slide guitar has moved on.  If you have solid guitar skills and desire to work on rebuilding a tight, fun gigging unit, give us a call. Visit www.hotfootpowder.com to get a feel for what we do. Note that another player who sings and writes songs is welcome. Email us or leave a message at 908-420-9483.




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. I sing everything but heavy metal! Contact: kristenmorgenstern@gmail.com




**TUESDAYS: NEW: There's a jam at the OLD CANAL INN, 2 E. Passaic Ave., Nutley @ 973 284 1272.   At the STANHOPE HOUSE in NJ Bill Hines and Pete Hoff from NTI's Blues Show 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 BLUE MOON in South Amboy NJ has a jam run by Bob Delrosso from 8-12. 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.

**SUNDAYS: The BC COMBO hosts a jam from 5 to 9pm at the Sandbar. 4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. 908.454.5678


**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. $6 buffet & $2 beer! 1770 Meadows Road,  Hellertown, PA, 18055. 610-838-2190.  Also, there's a Jazz and Blues Jam at The Washington House (Every last tuesday of the month) from 8-11 pm. ROMAN hosts a jam at the Washington House in Sellersville on the last Tuesday of every month from 8 - 11.

**WEDNESDAYS: NEW: The BC COMBO hosts a jam at Bella Luna (6 pm).            Weekly Happy Hour Jam and Buffet. 3417 Sullivan Trail, Easton PA 18040

610.253.2380 NEW: Open Mic Night @ THE KLECKNERSVILLE HOTEL

658 Point Phillips Rd., Bath, PA,18014. 610-837-8500. Hosted by KEVIN MILLER ( Fuel/Tantric ) , GREG SMITH ( Ted Nugent /Alice Cooper ) & JOHN CANNAVO ( Local Guitar Legend!! ) Please come out and help rock this night !! Bring your favorite instrument , all Amps, PA and drums supplied!  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 a jam at the WOODEN MATCH in Bethlehem, PA hosted by JOHN CANNAVO from 8-11.

**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


Mon, 7/22: Summer In The Park Concert (Seaside Park, NJ) with the TRACY LEE BAND**

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

Sat, 7/27: Grumpy's BBQ with the JAMO Band**

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


Sat, 8/3: Hops & Barley with JAMO**

Sat, 8/10: Ride for Valor with JAMO**

Sat, 8/17: Benefit for Ryan Grimes in Lopatcong, NJ with JAMO**

Sun, 8/18: Madys Snow Day benefit with JAMO http://www.madyssnowday.com/)**

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


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


Fri, 10/4: Club Mixx with the TRACY LEE BAND**


Fri, 12/20: Club Mixx with the TRACY LEE BAND**


I'll see you at the gig!





"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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