Thread: Christmas Jam

Lee - 10/16/2017 at 06:51 PM

Saw the lineup released today. Doesn't really excite me too terribly much but there are a few I would like.

http://www.xmasjam.com/


Fretsman - 10/16/2017 at 06:56 PM

Blackberry Smoke won me over last year at the Rock, Ribs, & Ridges fest. Jack Pearson is always a treat, some nuggets there.


Lee - 10/16/2017 at 07:19 PM

Oh I'm sure it will be great. I agree about Blackberry Smoke. I saw them last year at The Laid Back Festival. I was very impressed.

Not a Phish fan so Trey doesn't excite me and I don't know anything about The Avett Brothers, other than their name.

I do really like Kevn Kinney.

Like I said, should be a good show though.


Zambi - 10/16/2017 at 07:36 PM

Seems like they're missing a headliner or 2nd headliner, and they've been known to announce a surprise big name after it's sold out.

Oteil and all the Panic guys seem like conspicuous absences. Dead & Co. finishes up a leg of their tour the night before Christmas Jam, and in Florida - but that seems too big of an act. Hopefully, at least Oteil might make it for Les Bros.

Jimmy Herring is on tour in California that night, so that precludes him or Panic.

Also, TTB finishes up December 3rd and then breaks until January. That's a big group to reassemble for a one-off gig, and Derek seems to have shied away from getting into situations that have the Allmans semi-reunions. So that seems somewhat unlikely to me.

Still, a lot of Christmas Jam regulars seem like they're missing.


Zambi - 10/16/2017 at 07:41 PM

Love seeing Taz on the bill.


tbomike - 10/16/2017 at 07:43 PM

I believe this will be my 15th year so the lineup hardly matters to me at this point. With Tedescchi Trucks already playing 2 dates in Asheville in January I cannot see them being a part of it. Though I believe Derek shied away from potential Allman reunions when he would have to constantly answer questions about a reunion which obviously is not the case now. I also think there will be at least 1 more act plus scattered additional people.


Crom - 10/16/2017 at 08:02 PM

Zambi, I think you're spot on on all fronts. They'll announce someone else marginally big. Panic won't play without Jimmy, and TTB already has 2 Avl on the books (I've got front row for Sat. - stoked!)

Les Bros. - The site says, "ft. Jaimoe, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz and more". That leaves a gap for a guitarist and a drummer, plus extras playing for a song or two. I could see Duane Trucks sitting in at the kit, and we all know Warren will play plenty. I bet Taz plays a song, as well as Trey. And yea, it'd be great to see Otiel.

I live in Asheville, so you better believe I'll be there.


Lee - 10/16/2017 at 08:09 PM

Well it's hard to assume we are all going to like every single act at a festival kind of thing like this. Referring back to The Laid Back Festival last year, I loved the lineup here in Chicago. We got Frampton instead of ZZ Top, who played in several cities so I was pleased.

Plus they had a Chicago blues side stage thing between the headliners which was really cool.


ABBDutchFan - 10/16/2017 at 09:58 PM

Gov't Mule with special guest Ann Wilson.....WOW!


hotlantatim - 10/16/2017 at 10:26 PM

The Avett Brothers are the other headliner I think you guys are missing or underestimating. Great band with a strong following and they are top notch live. I saw them 2 times this summer when they played the Fox here in Atlanta three nights (2 sell outs). If you only know their name, here are a gems to get ya started. They can be pretty quiet, but it's always intense:


Head Full of Doubt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEr9gMYdkHI

Murder in the City:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEcl4cBolPo&list=RDEEcl4cBolPo&t=14 0

Live & Die:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG0CN5_rgkw

Once & Future Carpenter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkp9dtpeNU4






hotlantatim - 10/16/2017 at 10:27 PM

And I'd say if you aren't a Phish fan (I'm not a big one), I enjoyed the Trey Band the two times I saw them at Wanee...more than Phish.


50split - 10/17/2017 at 03:54 AM

the avetts are great


BillyBlastoff - 10/17/2017 at 04:02 AM

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Gov't Mule with special guest Ann Wilson.....WOW!


Saw them at Lockn' this year. It's a really special partnership. I'm sure Warren had fun. Hence the gig at Xmas Jam.


Agerst1574 - 10/17/2017 at 10:52 AM

I think this is a great lineup and I would have gone had I not been coming back from Cuba that night. I gambled that the event was going to be held a week later. But this should be great.


Jack_Frost - 10/17/2017 at 05:47 PM

I am hopeful that Les Bros. will pick up the mantle where Les Brers laid it down, maybe even a small tour? Les Brers was such a good band


hotlantatim - 10/17/2017 at 08:16 PM

I think Les Bros may be a combination of Les Bres and Gregg's band.....which are some just great players.


jcb - 10/17/2017 at 10:13 PM

Until this morning I had never heard of the Avett Brothers. Just finishing a YouTube video from Lockn 2017 w/ Weir. Very impressive. Think I'm going to watch it again.


WarEagleRK - 10/18/2017 at 02:03 AM

Yeah, I don't think there is another headliner, the Avett Brothers are a headlining act, probably even with a bigger following than Gov't Mule these days.


jszfunk - 10/18/2017 at 12:08 PM

Would love to see a full set of Mule and Ann. Banging out some Heart, Zep and other classics. That could be pretty special!!!!


hotlantatim - 10/18/2017 at 06:51 PM

Not sure if they are looking, but Dave Yoke would be a great guitar choice to be paired with Jackie P in Les Bros. He was in the Wanee version of Oteil & Friends in 2016; was also in first rendition or so of Butch & Friends that played Wanee & Peachfest; and a member of the final Susan Tedeschi Band lineup 2008-2009. I think he might be on some of Oteil's new album, too. He's been in Dr. John's band for a couple stints. He's a monster / tasteful player and would be a good ying/yang to Jack.


DMBdeac - 10/19/2017 at 01:14 AM

Would bet anything Warren fills out the Les Bros lineup. Maybe Trey on a few songs too.


Zambi - 10/19/2017 at 02:43 PM

The Stones have nothing on the calendar after next week. I think Oteil is living in St. Augustine these days. Maybe he could pick up Derek and Chuck on the drive up to Asheville.


Crom - 10/19/2017 at 04:23 PM

Dave Yoke would definitely be great, but DMBdeac is right: Warren will obviously play with them for plenty of that show, and likely Trey for a song or two.

Zambi - Oteil would be great, Stones would be great, Chuck would be great, but we all know Derek won't show because of the anti ABB reunion thing. Not saying I'm with him or not on that mindset, but just saying that's how it is with him. But hell, a guy can Dream(s)...

By the way, tickets just went on sale at noon.

[Edited on 10/19/2017 by Crom]


ABB1973Mike - 10/19/2017 at 05:04 PM

Just got reserved tix for Section 202like last year. Those certainly went fast today.

Canít wait!

Mike


Zambi - 10/19/2017 at 05:51 PM

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Oteil would be great, Stones would be great, Chuck would be great, but we all know Derek won't show because of the anti ABB reunion thing. Not saying I'm with him or not on that mindset, but just saying that's how it is with him. But hell, a guy can Dream(s)...


[I was thinking Chuck being there, rather than the Stones. But go ahead and dream big, very big.]

Warren, Chuck, and Derek brought the house down on Jessica at the Fox Theatre in May of this year:
https://youtu.be/7FiydrH461E?t=1m12s

I was thinking something along those lines. But Jackie P and Warren could do that. And why not Dickey too?


hotlantatim - 10/19/2017 at 06:00 PM

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The Stones have nothing on the calendar after next week. I think Oteil is living in St. Augustine these days. Maybe he could pick up Derek and Chuck on the drive up to Asheville.


I'm volunteering to be the chauffer to pick up Oteil, Derek & Chuck on the drive up to make sure they make it in time for rehearsal!


hotlantatim - 10/19/2017 at 06:05 PM

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Warren, Chuck, and Derek brought the house down on Jessica at the Fox Theatre in May of this year:
https://youtu.be/7FiydrH461E?t=1m12s




That indeed was great. Lifted the roof off the Fox! So was the one with Chuck + Jack, Duane Betts, Jaimoe, Oteil, Marc, Duane Trucks & Bruce Katz at Peachfest in August.

After seeing Chuck play Jessica with the Brothers in 2001, I never saw him play with them again...even though he did most years. I got bittersweet - lucky here in 2017 to see him with the alumni & relatives for two tremendous versions.


Zambi - 10/19/2017 at 06:10 PM

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That indeed was great. Lifted the roof off the Fox!


Of the however many hundreds of shows I've been to over the years, I do believe that was the loudest crowd I've ever heard. Ear piercing loud toward the top of the balcony. It physically hurt.


Crom - 10/19/2017 at 06:28 PM

I left Asheville at 4pm that Monday of the Col. Bruce chow and drove straight to the Fox. As I was driving, I was like, "Crom, you're too old for this **** ". Fastforward to 1/3 into the show- John Fishman, Duane Trucks, Dave Schools, Warren, and Chuck on stage. I'm like, "Jesus Christ, what a lineup. Man, it'd be killer if my all time favorite musician showed up, but he's not on the list. Oh well". And damnit if Derek didn't walk out on stage right then. I wondered what ARU song they'd play, and they ripped into Jessica. Guys, I kid you not, I literally cried through the entire song. The crowd was going ape- **** that entire time. Apparently after it was played, it was even all everyone was talking about back stage (until the Col. dropped, that is). That Jessica is in the top 3 things I've ever seen in music. You better believe I no longer questioned what I was doing driving to Atlanta on a Monday. And I even made it back to work in Asheville by 8am.


Holt - 10/30/2017 at 06:27 PM

I think that's a safe bet with Warren . . . A nice pair . . . Plus if they are gonna have a 3rd drum kit I could see Matt Abts(since he's already there), Jeff Sipe(since last I knew he was living very close to here in Asheville), or Duane on the other kit. Maybe Berry Duane Oakley on that Tractor bass like at PeachFest!? Or will he be out in CA with Devon and Duane's show the night before?!

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Would bet anything Warren fills out the Les Bros lineup. Maybe Trey on a few songs too.


MartinD28 - 10/30/2017 at 07:06 PM

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Not sure if they are looking, but Dave Yoke would be a great guitar choice to be paired with Jackie P in Les Bros. He was in the Wanee version of Oteil & Friends in 2016; was also in first rendition or so of Butch & Friends that played Wanee & Peachfest; and a member of the final Susan Tedeschi Band lineup 2008-2009. I think he might be on some of Oteil's new album, too. He's been in Dr. John's band for a couple stints. He's a monster / tasteful player and would be a good ying/yang to Jack.


This looks like a pretty cool band with Dave.

https://partydjinn.com/event/the-new-stew-w-jimmy-hall-at-terminal-west/


hotlantatim - 10/30/2017 at 08:01 PM

wow. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Benji Shanks & Dave Yoke in the same band...with those other guys....and Jimmy Hall out front? Wow.

I saw New Stew with just Yoke on guitar and they were great covering Bill Wither's Live at Carnegie Hall....with Vernon Reid on vocals (Living Colour). It was really, really good. New Stew often tours with Roosevelt Collier....and I honestly find him too overwhelming in a group dynamic.

Benji is a monster player too....he's played with lots of folks. He was Capt Solarcat in the 2000s. He plays with the Blackberry Smoke guys regularly and the holiday band Last Waltz Ensemble. His full time gig has been guitarist for Kristian Bush (of Sugarland).

Here is Benji with the Last Waltz Ensemble (watch both of his solos including the slide one):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYPt8QwAtA

Benji & Dave will be great together with Jimmy and that gang. Can't wait.


alanwoods - 11/11/2017 at 01:06 AM

I have two GA tickets that I will sell for what I have in them. The show is sold out.

PM me if you're interested.


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