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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Red Wood City Blues Jam

I don't normally post about blues jams, but this is a worthy exception. Sometimes a Jam session can be the catalyst for a growing blues scene. I know that in Kansas City, the KC Blues Band and their legendary jams certainly gave a struggling KC blues scene a shot in the arm. Also what would Austin Texas be without the jams at Antoine's.

The Bay area has a jam that also has attained legendary status. The Red Wood City Blues Jam has an incredible mix of national, regional and local players who each week get together at the Little Fox Theater, and play some hot licks. They have a great webpage, you can check it out here.

(Pictured is the founder of the jam (Westside
George Schoenstein)who is one of those guys who has done a ton of great things to keep the blues alive. Read about him HERE)

This is a quote from the website that really sums up what goes on there:

Every Wednesday from 7 PM to 11 PM, the beautiful historic Little Fox opens its doors to the jam hosted by the elite of Bay Area Blues - Kenny Neal, Steve Freund, Volker Strifler, Daniel Castro and Mark Hummel just to mention a few. What follows is a jam like no other. Some of the finest blues artists, national artists on tour, local luminaries and amateurs, start to mix it up. For the musicians, it's an opportunity to play the blues with peers of unbelievable talent. For the fans in the 240 seat capacity crowd, it's an amazing show every week with new talent and the unpredictable excitement that only a blues jam can bring.
If you are in the area this is a must see. It reminds me of the Sunday night blues jam at the Roxy in Overland Park, when Oliver Reilly and the Blue Notions were at their hight. National acts stopping by, hundreds of people dancing and grooving, and a hot house band.

Thanks Vince for the Tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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