Jim Flynn "JAMO"

Hampton, NJ
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Welcome to JAMOS JAMS & GIGS for 9/11/13, issue #307. Send me your September 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....
 
What do you hear?  Who's opening?  Who's closing?  Did anything cool happen at your recent gigs?  Do you have or know of a gig in my area that's not listed here? Let me know & I'll add it next time....
 
New name for my country rock band: TRACY LEE and the RAVINE ROAD BANDGo to www.tracyleeband.com to see the new stuff!!
  

Stuff - News - Questions - 'N Stuff!!

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Some very cool stuff going on locally: In addition to recording albums for local talent and well-known rockers including Mark Lindsay, former lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders, Bongo Boy Records films and produces a monthly television show.
 
"The Bongo Boy Rock 'n' Roll TV Show" airs on 11 channels syndicated through Comcast and Cablevision.  The show is filmed inside Showtime, the Belvidere business owned by the mother of Bongo Boy Records co-founder MONIQUE GRIMME, and features interviews with guests hosted by Wayne Olivieri.   Check this out: http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2013/07/bongo_boy_records_monthly_tv_s.html
 
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
 
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!

 GIGS!!!

**Wed, 9/11:
MAMA's STEW is on the patio at Pheasants Landing, acoustic, from 6:45 - 10:00. (WEATHER PERMITTING) -this does not only apply to rain.  This may be called on account of it being too hot.  Check before you come. 311 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, NJ. 908-281-1288  www.pheasantslanding.com
**Fri, 9/13:
BLUE SUGAR is at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
The QUIMBY MOUNTAIN BAND is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
MAMA'S STEW is back to rock Ryan's Pub at 9:30pm. 299 Spotswood/Englishtown Rd., Monroe, NJ 08839    732-251-1709
FREEFALL is at the Barn at Big Daddy's BBQ Restaurant, 97 Pennsylvania 611
Bartonsville, PA. (570) 517-7979
KATO is at Louie's Restaurant, 2071 31st St. Sw, Allentown, PA, 610-791-1226, 8 PM - 11 PM,  www.louiesrestaurant.com
**Sat, 9/14:
SUN DOG is at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
The LOU FRANCO PROJECT is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
The AFTERPARTY BAND is at the Colorado Cafe in Watchung, NJ.
MAMA'S STEW is back at Michaels Inn. 46 Thompson St., Raritan, NJ 08869
Bonfire Bash & Car Show at Chris' Farm, Slatington, PA. CHERRY BOMBS, ROMAN & THE HEARD (the REAL Heard from NYC-Jean Carno-Rosenberg-drums, Tim Timid-bass, Chicago Joe Mac-guitar), DAMN DIRTY APES, Rat Rods, Classic Cars, Customs, Choppers, Food, & Camping!
WHAT'S LEFT will be playing at 54 Main Street in Madison on Saturday September 14th. Our full line-up should be there!  Meaghan, Michelle, Pat, Chris and Steve.
The CROSSFIRE ROCK & BLUES BAND is at the Brunswick Grove from 9:30pm. 327 Milltown Road, East Brunswick, NJ
**Sun, 9/15:
LEATHER & LACE is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 3pm start.
**Thu, 9/19:
ROB BALLONOFF is playing solo at the Palace Pizza and Sports Bar from 8 to 10:30pm. 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall, PA 18052. (610) 433-8190
**Fri, 9/20:
BRIAN DEAN MOORE is at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
HER SWEET REMAINS is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
**Sat, 9/21:
The NANCY COLETTI TRIO is at the Deer Head Inn from 7 to 11pm.
BARBEQUE BOB AND THE SPARE RIBS are at Roxy & Duke's in Dunellen, NJ. 9:30pm start.
MAMA'S STEW is at the Rail at Readington at 9pm. 157 Main St., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. (908) 534-0001. www.therailatreadington.com
The BC COMBO is at Alba Vineyard at 1:30 pm, under the arbor. 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, New Jersey 08848. 908.995.7800
The SADDLE TONES are at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
SONIC REIGN is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
ROMAN & THE RYTHYM EGGS are doing the Simon Advertising Party, Perkasie, PA
NITE FLYTE is playing at the Beethoven Waldheim  (open to the public) from 2-5:30pm. 1984 Waldheim Rd., Hellertown, PA 18058. 610-838-9059. ***$10 tickets in advance, $15 at the door*** Then later, they are at Stahley's Restaurant and Bar from 9:30pm-1am. 1826 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18109. (610) 433-2468
**Sun, 9/22:
WOOFSTOCK is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 3pm start.
MAMA'S STEW is on the main stage at Westifall at 2pm, on Main Street in Westfield, NJ.
The BC COMBO is at the Riverside Festival of the Arts at 2pm. Rte. 611, Larry Holmes Dr., Easton PA 18042 
**Thu, 9/26:
The BC COMBO is at Summer in the City from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. 9th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown PA 18101. 484.226.6323, then later at Yannis Taverna at 7pm. 3760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA
**Fri, 9/27:
JW & the BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
The TOGA PARTY BAND is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
MAMA'S STEW is back at the The Tap Room at the Somerset Hills Hotel at 9:30pm.
200 Liberty Corner Rd.,Warren, NJ 07059
The BC COMBO is at Blue Mountain Summit at 7pm. 3520 West Penn Pike, Andreas, PA. 877 386 2003 18015 | 610.867.8821
The ROB & MARTY DUO is playing from 8-11pm at Louie's Italian restaurant, 2071 31st Street Southwest, Allentown, PA 18103. (610) 791-1226
**Sat, 9/28:
JW & the BUICKS are at the Landslide Saloon in Asbury, NJ. 9pm start.
JOE MAMMA is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 9pm start.
MAMA'S STEW is at the Top Shelf at 9pm. 164 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, NJ 07060. 908-668-4629
The BC COMBO is at YMCA of Eastons Fall Fete at 7pm. 518 Northampton St., Easton PA 18042
The GLUE FACTORY at The Leather Corner Post, Orefield, PA. A new act in the Lehigh/Bucks County area making a one set debut. Opening act provided by Roman, Dave Hollingsworth III, and Randy Glazier
**Sun, 9/29:
SHINE is at the Pattenburg Hotel. 3pm start.
 

Want Ads!!

All, I'm looking for a lead guitarist that's interested in joining a country rock band. They can visit my website at http://www.nikkibriar.com/ and www.reverbnation.com/nikkibriar. Any leads would be appreciated.
 
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!)
 
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.
 
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. She is sadly retiring the band and is looking to commit to a new project.  Will consider duo/trio or full band situations.  Vocal strengths lean to smoking/rocking blues, R&B, Soul and Classic Rock but can sing old standards as well.  Looking for folks around Hunterdon/Warren Country (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.bandmix.com/lori-v  or http://www.reverbnation.com/cantstopnow 
 
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
 

JAMS!!!!!

IN NJ:
**TUESDAYS: 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: 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. 
**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 alternates 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 BC COMBO hosts the weekly jam at BELLA LUNA starting at 5pm. 3417 Sullivan Trail, Easton PA 18040. 610.253.2380                                        

HERES YOUR PLAYLIST OF NEW RELEASES FROM MUSICIANS IN THE AREA:

 
On August 13th the new TODD WOLFE BAND album "Miles To Go" will be released in North America and we wanted y'all to get a preview of the album. Below are links to four of the songs from the album and one of them, "Nuthin' But You" is a free download. Please check out the songs and naturally if you like them there's a pin/button/banner to like it on facebook/twiiter and you can share it!
Below the song links is a review of the album and the reviewer's albums of the week which we came in at #2. Thanks and until next time  ... Peace, Todd  :-/> 
"Sunnyvale"   http://www.reverbnation.com/toddwolfe/song/17263848-sunnyvale 
"i Stand Alone"  http://www.reverbnation.com/toddwolfe/song/16799094-i-stand-alone--t-wolfe
"Nuthin But You"  http://www.reverbnation.com/toddwolfe/song/16799243-nuthin-but-you--t-wolfe-r-voss
"Day to Day"  http://www.reverbnation.com/toddwolfe/song/17951969-day-to-day
REVIEW at http://www.bluesundergroundnetwork.com/Todd_Wolfe_Band_Miles_To_Go.html
 Advance Sales at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DR0TLKA/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
 
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 MERGOTT 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. 
 
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  
 

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.thejamoband.com  or   www.reverbnation.com/jamodrummer

SEPTEMBER:
Sat, 9/21: Private party with MIKE ANDREW**
OCTOBER:
Fri, 10/4: Club Mixx with TRACY LEE and the RAVINE ROAD BAND **
Fri, 10/11: Sweet Louie's with the JAMO TRIO**
Sat, 10/12: Sweet Louie's with the CARL VAN CAMP BAND**
Sun, 10/13: Keyport Country Jamboree with TRACY LEE and the RAVINE ROAD BAND**
Fri, 10/18: Grumpy's BBQ with the JAMO quartet**
Sat, 10/19: Quakertown Alive with TRACY LEE and the RAVINE ROAD BAND**
NOVEMBER:
Sat, 11/23: Sweet Louie's with the JAMO TRIO**
DECEMBER:
Fri, 12/20: Club Mixx with TRACY LEE and the RAVINE ROAD BAND **

 

I'll see you at the gig!
JAMO
www.thejamoband.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/jamodrummer
www.tracyleeband.com

 



PRESS

"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


UPCOMING SHOWS

Top O' The Hill Tavern Bridgewater, NJ Sat Nov 01 14 09:00 PM  
Landslide Saloon Asbury, NJ Sat Nov 08 14 09:00 PM  
Landslide Saloon Asbury, NJ Sat Nov 22 14 09:00 PM  
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