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Jam Portland, Oregon USA ROCK HARD

The Renegade Rock Jam I have jammed at a lot of clubs around the world, but this was my very first Metal and Grunge Rock jam. Although they have 2 jam nights (both Blues Mix and Metal), I only had the time to attend the Metal Bash and it was a high energy jam with […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA DUFF’S GARAGE

With all the clubs for jammers in Portland, Oregon, I think Duff’s has always been a bit more Upscale in patrons and talent. They have regular concerts with touring musicians that are prominent in their genre and being such a quaint place, you always have the opportunity to meet them famous folk after the show. […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA MONTAVILLA STATION

It seems this jam has been going on for years and years…just like the Host ASHBOLT, he never ages! I have met, played and partied with some of the best talent in Portland and from everywhere around the USA and even a few from overseas. Montavilla Station is in the Montavilla area, one of Portland’s hoods […]

OREGON USA Observations

Oregon’s landscape is dense evergreen and deciduous forests and colorful plethora of wild edible berries, mushrooms and other natural herbs. The majestic volcano-studded Cascade Range is on one side and the high desert prairie and meadows of the Great Basin on the other side. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), the ‘very visible from a distance’ Mount Hood […]

Jam Jacksonville, Oregon USA, J VILLE TAVERN!

J VILLE TAVERN ~ JACKSONVILLE, OREGON Located in one of Oregon’s quaint old-fashioned country towns is where you’ll find J Ville Tavern. Between the forest and the surrounding mountains, you’ll find this lovely part of Oregon that every traveler should see…if you want a feel for them good ol’days in American History. Nice Jam host, nice working […]

Walk and Play – A Truth Story

Today I did my daily walk around the quaint Atascadero, CA town lake. I then sat on my favorite bench where I paused for a meditation of thoughts. I had an interesting conversation with all my inner selves….my soul, mind and body. My soul is a free spirit, with an eternal light that will never […]

An Anthology of “The Dance” – Laughable Story of Da...

An Anthology of “The Dance”or, Who Are All Those People on the Dance Floor? Having attended, participated in and played for, many a dance inspired concert, it seems that there are a set number of dance styles that emerge, time after time, at these events. Yes…we often see the same people at different events…but, if […]

Why go to a Jam or Open Mic – A Jam Story

WHY Go To A JAM or OPEN MIC? I will tell you WHY… Open Mics and Jams are similar with a bit of overlap and sometimes as the night progress they can merge into the same path, but for this article I’ll give a brief description of the two. Typically an OPEN MIC setting does not carry […]

JAM Morro Bay, CA, FUEL DOC

JAM Morro Bay, CA, FUEL DOC

MORRO BAY  ~  FUEL DOC I love Morro Bay and the FUEL DOC just makes it even more special. It sits right in the center commerce area and not far from the docks and marina. It’s been a landmark for years and has changed hands many times…so check before you go. The inside has had […]

JAM Medford, OR, HOWIEE’S

JAM Medford, OR, HOWIEE’S

  MEDFORED, OREGON  ~  HOWIEE’S I have not personally attended this jam, but my contributing writer NANCY BLUE (photo by Nancy) attends all the jams in Southern Oregon and updates the scene for me! The photo is of the Downtown Blues Association “jam host” band but jammers are welcome to come and sit in! Be sure […]

JAM Paso Robles, CA, THE POUR HOUSE

PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA  ~  THE POUR HOUSE You never know who you will get to Jam with like Jack Kennedy from Sugaray Rayford Band or Jam Host RICK PITMAN who has played with many BLUES greats (including Mr. BB himself) over his musical career span. This jam always has a crowd of locals and musicians from all around. There […]

JAM Clovis, CA, SKYLINE CLUB

JAM Clovis, CA, SKYLINE CLUB

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (outside Fresno)  ~  SKYLINE CLUB, BAR & GRILL Down home country setting with various types of music genre’s. Food, Entertainment, Drinks and Jams! Very near the cute little historic downtown CLOVIS area and just a short drive to FRESNO. The stage area was recently remodeled and has a cool country woodsy feel.     […]

JAM Pismo Beach, CA, SHELL BEACH CAFE

JAM Pismo Beach, CA, SHELL BEACH CAFE

PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA  ~  SHELL BEACH CAFE A nice jam in a coastal area just down from the Pismo Beach Pier. I feel at home in this area being I lived in PISMO area for many years (Shell Beach). The whole downtown ‘whistle-stop’ is full of Food, Drinks and Entertainment! From this jam you can walk down […]

JAM Willmington, NC, RUSTY NAIL

JAM Willmington, NC, RUSTY NAIL

 WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA  ~  RUSTY NAIL Wilmington is a nice little beachy town along the East Coast…It’s a port city and is the eighth most populous city in the state! It has a really sweet little Artsy area and a super nice Historic downtown with a one-mile-long Riverwalk. Nearby is a very nice coastal area to enjoy the sunshine! Not far […]