it's official Jam In The Band has been cancelled for 2011, or rather postponed until 2012, with the idea of making it a biannual event in the future. you heard it here first. although i hate to be the bringer of bad news. looking forward to 2012 now.
Armand has promised me a press release by tomorrow. no word on whether its good news or bad news yet. i'm on the road tomorrow so not sure how soon i can post it. although i'm sure it will appear on all the usual websites..jambands.com, jambase.com, etc..
keep those fingers crossed
wow. somebody is far away from wichita!
just fired off an email to Armand Sandler, maybe we'll get a response and clear up the doubts. although i imagine that they rely heavily on u.s. fans coming across, and with the weak dollar and high unemployment ... (although that hasn't seemed to hurt jma cruise or the mayan holidaze or any of the other similar packages).
your first show was merriweather 1984? i lived about a mile away from merriweather all my youth. saw my first dead show there in 1985.
still no word on jam in the dam for 2011 - - i don't hink it's going to happen, but keeping my fingers crossed!
Jack Straw in Holland
jamcruise would be awesome, but a bit out of my budget this year. doea anyone know what's happening with Jam In The Dam for spring 2011? will it happen?
I'd definitely have this Jam Cruise on my short list. Very nice lineup.
all of you brits got a treat coming your way.
The New Mastersounds are playing a one off gig at Band on the Wall in Manchester on December 18th. It's nothing like the dead, but a lot like the Meters (in fact they are playing Halloween in NOLA as the backing band for Art Neville). Although they're from Leeds, they almost never play in Europe, too busy playing just about every club and every major jamband festival in the u.s. (in fact the guitarist apparently has relocated to the U.S.). They played JITD here last year and in January they're playing i think their third JamCruise.
sorry to keep plugging my website jambandseurope.com but ...
i invite anyone interested to sign up for our email newsletter the monthly jam. basically at the beginning of each month i send out an email with as complete a list as possible fo relevant shows here in europe for the coming month, both european bands and american bands. i also include links to all the free downloads i have culled through other websites and/or newsletters.
at the same time, please let me know if there are jamband radio programs, websites/blogs, and or jambands/dead cover bands here in europe that i have missed and need to be on the site. finally, feel free to send me anything that you think should be or would like to have posted, announcements about upcoming deadhead gatherings, reviews of concerts or CDs, etc..
thanks a lot.
love to see DBT but don't think it will happen this year. plans are for JITD if it happens and also The Grateful Dread in april
see you at Drive By Truckers in Toulouse??