Shout out this week to Umphrey’s McGee, who’s constantly recording, touring and doing good things in the jam community. Tickets for their ”Reel To Real” benefit on January 1st for Conscious Alliance go on sale October 1st.
Kicking off today’s episode with a song that reminds me of that giddy feeling before the first day of school - Surprise Me Mr. Davis’ “Sissyfuss.” Plus, news on killer music video from Rob Drabkin and Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus.
The ultimate return from Burning Man playlist! 60 minutes of jams that compliment my adventures, either in song title, sonic vibe, or both. Favorites include “Burn Slow” from Chris Robinson Brotherhood and “When The Dust Settles” from STS9.
Diggin’ on fall touring news from our favorite jam bands like moe., Particle and RAQ! Plus, Hot Buttered Rum just launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their latest studio endeavor - three unique EPs produced by some high-class artists themselves.
We’re taking a trip down Lotus lane this week with five tracks spanning over 10 years of music! It starts off with their 2003 album Germination and ends with their 2014 album Gilded Age. Also, tunes from Matisyahu, Punch Brothers and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
Incredible weekend for us Dead heads! In honor of The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary shows in Chicago, we’re kicking off today’s episode of Jam Session with Mickey Hart Band. Also, new tunes from Keller Williams, Slightly Stoopid and Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
The first 25 minutes of Jam Session today are devoted to Marco Benevento and his new live album, recorded at Signal Kitchen in Burlington, VT this past April. We’re also introducing New Hampshire soul band Mother Superior & The Sliding Royales and Australian Hammond organist Clayton Doley to the family!
Finally recovered from Bonnaroo, thanks to some reggae that’s on repeat at my house! Taking 30 minutes to share my reggae playlist featuring tracks from the new Slightly Stoopid album, plus Roots of Creation, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more. The last 30 minutes of today’s Jam Session is all new music including Keller Williams and Charlie Hunter Trio.
I’m dirty, sweaty, exhausted and exhilarated - leaving Bonnaroo today! In honor of an amazing four days, this week’s Jam Session is devoted to some of the incredible artists I caught including STS9, Rubblebucket, Punch Brothers and Florence + The Machine. Share your Bonnaroo stories with me over on Twitter, I’m @redbootpr!
This week on Jam Session we’re welcoming Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Gramatik to the family! I’m also heading off to Bonnaroo this week to catch our favorites STS9 and Rubblebucket! If you’re going, let’s try to meet up - hit me up on Twitter, I’m @redbootpr.
We’ve got a special episode of Jam Session this week featuring two handpicked 3-track spotlights on new albums! Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s limited edition live album out June 2nd, and Charlie Hunter Trio’s debut album out next week, June 9th.
Enter to win an Umphrey’s McGee prize pack, including a copy of the new album “The London Session,” signed by the whole band! Just head over to Twitter and tweet with #BTRJamSession - winner chosen Friday.
Happy holidaze! Celebrating with appropriately titled tunes from artists like Slightly Stoopid, Galactic, and Orgone. Check out the newest edition of my Flying Solo column with Greensky Bluegrass, now on Relix.com
This week we’ve tracks form the new Umphrey’s McGee album “London Session,” plus a brand new live version of Rob Drabkin’s “Little Steps,” heard exclusively on Jam Session, AND we’re introducing Orlando’s The Groove Orient with a 3-track spotlight. Head over to DJ Laura’s Twitter (@redbootpr) to find out how to enter to win two of The Groove Orient’s CDs!
Closing out February with all things DelFest 2015, the annual bluegrass festival happening Memorial Day weekend in Cumberland, MD. Tunes and touring news from Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth and more.
Back on Jam Session by popular demand this week, a bunch of newbies like Moon Hooch, Desmond Jones, DRKWAV, Primus and Arjun. Catch The Motet and moe. at the 6th annual AURA Music & Arts Festival in March.
Special 3-track feature on the new Primus album, “Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.” Plus, tons of new artists to introduce to the Jam Session family including Moon Hooch, Desmond Jones, and Karl W. Davis & The Sweetpeas.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.