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Weird Glow, Quiet River, and For the Wife

This week on Jam Session we focus on some great rep’d bands out of New York City and Long Island in The Dirty Vice Band and International Orange. We also play some fresh tracks off ‘Weird Glow’ and ‘Quiet River of Dust, Vol. 2: That Sid of the River,’ and end the episode with songs written for and inspired-by women. 00:00 - Show Opening 00:52 - Episode Intro 02:22 - Let It Fly - The Dirty Vice Band 07:57 - Olinda - International Orange 14:54 - Awake - decker. 19:53 - Mic Break 21:03 -...


Indie Pen Dance Day

I made it to my second episode of Jam Session, and you did too! Thank you for continuing to listen. This week we will stay concentrated in American music and feature a range of music from the bluesy-funk of Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the mesmerizing talents of Jenny Schienman and Allison Miller. Happy Indie Pen Dance Day! 00:00 - Show Opening 00:48 - Episode Intro 02:05 - Weekend - Upstate 04:45 - Narcissus Soaking Wet - Chris Robinson Brotherhood 11:48 - Mic Break 13:00 - Dear Puppeteer...


Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! Get ready for a new flavor of Jam Session. It is with great excitement we announce to you that our very own BTR DJ of more than 10 years is your new host of Jam Session! He’s Canadian. This is his first ever JS episode. And it’s Canada Day. So get ready to lose yourself in some of the best long jams from our musician-friends to the North. 00:00 - Show Opening 00:48 - Episode Intro 03:41 - Cause Equals Time - Broken Social Scene 09:34 - Strong Mind - Zeus 14:17 - Mic Break...


Summer Vibes!

Summer is here and we have a very special announcement: The new host of Jam Session is BTR's very own Kory French! He is also the host of Book Talk and you can check out his latest episode here. Be sure to tune in to Kory's very first show on July 1st. Now on to the tunes! Today on the show, Lettuce, Twiddle, Cousin Fungus, and more! 00:00 - Mic Break (Frozen Bread - Chris Lightcap) 00:57 - Get Greasy - Lettuce 05:21 - Milk and Waffles - Moon Hooch 09:52 - Other People - Cousin Fungus...


Jammin' Into The Summer

The summer tour season has officially started! Today'll I'll be playing bands that you can see live in a city near you like Umphrey's McGee, Slightly Stoopid, moe. and more! Plus, you'll hear from Clayton Joseph Scott, a singer/songwriter who's performing at the Genius Loci Festival in Baja, Mexico which runs from June 20th to 24th! 00:00 - Mic Break (If You Want - Joe Marcinek Band) 01:05 - Count Chokulous - DRKWAV 07:18 - Sissyfuss - Surprise Me Mr. Davis 11:22 - Buses, Boats, Planes,...


Strings and Things

BTR's Music Director, Lottie, will be temporarily taking over Jam Session. Today on the show, we are celebrating all things strings and bluegrass served with a side of jam! We'll hear tunes from Dangermuffin, NYC's International Orange and Leftover Salmon, who will be playing on the main stage at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 20th in Telluride, Colorado. 00:00 - Mic Break (Bugless Brunch - Fundimensionals) 01:08 - Bluegrass Pines - Leftover Salmon 06:44 - Humboldt County Gold -...


Goodbye Friends, Jam On

Friends, after 13 incredibly fun years here on BTR, I’ve decided it’s time to pass on the torch of Jam Session. This will be my final episode. Thank you for tuning in over the years, sharing episodes and introducing friends to the show, and for your hugs, grooves and good vibes at shows and festivals. It’s been rad! This week’s episode features some of our most beloved songs over the years, including tracks I’ve insisted we play over and over, and ones you’ve told me you just can’t live...


Jammin’ in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival will be returning to Roaring Camp Meadows in Felton, California this September. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros are confirmed headliners, and they’ll be joined by some Jam Session favorites like Turkuaz and Achilles Wheel, as well as Billy Strongs, Painted Mandolin and more. Also this week, we check out the summer touring plans for New Orleans-based funk band Galactic, and Sound Tribe Sector 9’s plans for their return to Red Rocks and their “Push The Sky”...


The Ska Lettuce Outlaws

Lots of new music today including Roots of Creation’s latest ska-loving track that features Billy Kottage of Reel Big Fish, as well as live tracks from Seth Walker and Marco Benevento. Lettuce has a new album dropping next month that follows their beloved 2015 album, “Crush,” which we’re playing today. And, Gov’t Mule makes their Outlaw Music Festival debut in September alongside the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Willie Nelson. 00:00 - Mic Break 00:58 - Tennessee - Kind Country 05:34 -...


Kind Country’s Hard Times

We’re welcoming jamgrass band Kind Country to the Jam Session family today with a three-track spotlight on their new album, “Hard Times.” The Minneapolis-based band recently put out this album, marking their third full length studio release. We’re also checking out summer touring plans from Turkuaz and Keller Williams, and dipping into new music from Jaden Carlson Band, Cascade Crescendo, Joe Marcinek Band and more. 00:00 - Mic Break 01:04 - Running On Fumes - Keller Williams 07:09 - Give...


Tastes Like Snozzberries

We’re welcoming jam band the Snozzberries to the Jam Session family today! This 4-piece psychedelic rock group from Asheville, North Carolina is quickly building a name for themselves as an electrifying live band. Also on this week’s episode, we’ll be checking in with The New Deal about their first tour since 2016, which will be the live debut of new drummer Davide Di Renzo. We’re also playing some of the Breakfast’s new album and scoping out their upcoming appearance at the 2019 Branch...


Tomatoes and Ska for Breakfast

There’s nothing I love more than welcoming new artists to the Jam Session family. Very excited to introduce Charleston, South Carolina’s tomatoband into our rotation with their new album, “Bird Hotel.” We’re also featuring Roots of Creation and their new ska-inspired single featuring Billy Kottage of Reel Big Fish, and information on the upcoming annual moe.down festival in Turin, New York at the Snow Ridge Ski Resort. Plus, after 10 long years, the Breakfast returns with a new studio...


Summer Camp Serves Up The Jam

We’re digging into the 2019 edition of the Summer Camp Music Festival, happening the weekend of May 24th in Chillicothe, Illinois. Headliners for the annual event include Big Gigantic, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., STS9, and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, as well as some other Jam Session favorites like Lotus, Papadosio, ALO, Blues Traveler and more. We’ve also got the latest single from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood off their forthcoming album, “Servants of the Sun,” out this summer, and...


Summer Tours and New Drummers

Our favorite jam bands are getting ready to heat things up this summer! Umphrey’s McGee has a solid, extensive summer tour on the books including appearances at festivals like Summer Camp, High Sierra, Camp Bisco and Summer Meltdown, as well as a three-night run at Red Rocks and a ton of headlining venue shows. STS9 also kicks off the second installment of their music festival in Northern California, and The New Deal hints at a comeback tour and album with their new drummer, Davide Di...


All About That Beach Life

This week we’re shining a spotlight on the inaugural BeachLife Festival, happening May 3-5 in Los Angeles, California on Redondo Beach. This year’s headliners include Grateful Dead veteran Bob Weir, country music icon Willie Nelson, and former Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. They’ll be joined by some Jam Session favorites like Slightly Stoopid and Roots of Creation, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Blues Traveler and Clayton Joseph Scott. We’re chatting with Miles Doughty of Slightly...


Pilgrimage, Petaluma, and Summer Meltdown

We’re scoping out this year’s Summer Meltdown headliners like Umphrey’s McGee and Gramatik, as well as the annual Pilgrimage Music Festival, happening September 21-22 in Franklin, Tennessee with Jam Session favorites Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. We’re also peeking into the annual Petaluma Music Festival with Hot Buttered Rum and New Monsoon. The festival this year is on August 3rd and proceeds will be donated to Petaluma’s public elementary and secondary schools to provide funding for...


TAUK and Kung Fu To Headline Euforia

This week we’re shining our festival spotlight on the 16th annual CampEuforia Music Festival, happening July 18 - 20 at Jerry’s Farm in Lone Tree, Iowa. Headliners include TAUK and Kung Fu, two artists you can catch on Jam Session. Kung Fu is also on tour now and come April 5th they’ll play the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with the iconic jam band, Deep Banana Blackout! We also check out Umphrey’s McGee’s plans for there Red Rocks shows in June and Widespread Panic’s plans for...


Double The Jammy Duos

We’re welcoming two awesome artists to the Jam Session family today!First up is Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, a sibling duo out of New York with a love for classic rock. Their new album, “The Fun in the Fight” is out now, and the band draws on a range of influences from Jimmy Page and Pat Benatar to Nina Simone. We have a three-track spotlight on their new album. Plus, Colorado’s Jaden Carlson has a new album out with Chris Beck and their side project, 80s synthwave electronic duo, SynthLordz...


Karl Denson’s Gnomes & Badgers

We’ve got a big spotlight on the new album from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, “Gnomes & Badgers,” released last Friday on Seven Spheres Records! The 11-track album features a few legendary friends, including The Rolling Stones keyboardist and Allman Brothers Band alum Chuck Leavell, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne, Austin producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Quesada and NOLA R&B royal Ivan Neville. Also this week, news on the...


Cousin Fungus In The House

We’re welcoming instrumental jam band Cousin Fungus to the Jam Session family today! Cousin Fungus hails from Port Washington, Long Island. The band initially flourished as Stash in the mid-late 90s, and was considered by many to be the best Phish cover band of the time. They’ve since developed a catalog of about 100 original tunes, and perform around the US. If you like what you hear, check out Cousin Fungus over on Facebook, where they often do Facebook Live jam sessions. We’ve got a...