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Umphrey’s McGee Does It Again

Our beloved Umphrey’s McGee have done it again: they dropped a new studio album, and it’s awesome. “It’s Not Us” is out now, and on today’s episode we have a 3-track spotlight. Be sure to check out the band on their headlining tour now throughout the U.S., including the 2018 SweetWater 420 Fest at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park April 20 - 22. Umphrey’s McGee - It’s Not Us Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Steady Leftover Salmon - High Country 00:00 - Mic Break 01:03 - Memoria - Marvelous...

Duration: 01:01:57

Summer Camp For Adults

On this week’s episode we highlight some of the artists performing at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival, including Lettuce, Keller Williams, STS9 and Kyle Hollingsworth Band. The 18th annual festival is happening in Central Illinois over Memorial Day Weekend, and tickets are on sale now. Plus, we welcome Scott Cooper to the Jam Session family, RAQ plays a short run of dates in Colorado next month, and the Disco Biscuits announce their annual Camp Bisco will once again happen the weekend...

Duration: 01:00:03

What A Marvelous Funkshun, Darling

Ryan Montbleau announces a new side project with longtime friend and collaborator Hayley Jane called Yes Darling, Kung Fu kicks off their winter tour this week in Vermont at the Pickle Barrel, and Marvelous Funkshun joins the Jam Session family with their new, self-titled album out now. All that and more on today’s dose of jam bands, brought to you by Frye. Marvelous Funkshun - Marvelous Funkshun Kung Fu - Joyride Ryan Montbleau - Stages: Volume II 00:00 - Mic Break 01:05 - Grain of Sand -...

Duration: 01:02:14

Your First 2018 Jamband Fix

Happy New Year! We’ve got your first jamband fix of 2018, complete with the best in funk, jamgrass, reggae and rock. We’ve also got the latest in winter touring news from some of our favorite bands including Lettuce, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, and Widespread Panic. Catch some of them onboard the Jam Cruise, in Arizona at the Gem & Jam Festival, or just on tour throughout the US now through March Lettuce - Crush Yonder Mountain String Band - Elevation Railroad Earth - The...

Duration: 01:01:07

An Okeechobee Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Today’s Jam Session is a musical present, inspired by one of the greatest festivals in the United States - the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Florida! The annual event, happening March 1-5, 2018, recently revealed its initial lineup and we have a handful of those artists on today’s episode including Big Gigantic, STS9, Turkuaz, Slightly Stoopid, Tycho, Twiddle and Gramatik. Tickets for Okeechobee are on sale now. STS9 - Artifact Slightly...

Duration: 01:01:07

That Voodoo That You Do

We’re welcoming Voodoo Pharmacology to the Jam Session family. The band hails from Annapolis and Baltimore, and is known for their dark and satirical songs, as well as their theatrical live performances. Voodoo Pharmacology draws its sound from surf rock, creepy Americana, southern gospel, and sci-fi movies from the 1950s. We have a 3-track spotlight on their new album, “Water, Stay Down” on today’s episode. Plus, touring news from moe., Marco Benevento, and more. The Freeway Revival -...

Duration: 01:01:52

Big Gigantic’s Brighter Future

We’ve got a super special episode today featuring our friends Big Gigantic. Sandwiched in the middle of Jam Session is a 6-track spotlight on their albums “Brighter Future,” out last summer, as well as their latest album, “Brighter Future Remixed.” Catch them in Denver on New Years Eve at the Decadence event, featuring Zedd, Odezsa and more. Plus, music from the 2018 Backwoods festival headliners STS9 and Papadosio Big Gigantic - Brighter Future Big Gigantic - Brighter Future Remixed...

Duration: 01:01:19

The Motet Brings The Funk

New music from Roots of Creation’s frontman Brett Wilson and Medicine for the People’s frontman Nahko. Plus, we’ve got a 3-track spotlight on Colorado funk band The Motet, who have a pretty substantial Winter/Spring Tour happening throughout January, February, March and April. The Motet will tour their home state in January, starting with a show in Durango on the 13th and wrapping it in Boston on April 7th The Disco Biscuits - Planet Anthem The Motet - Totem Brett Wilson - Get Ready 00:00...

Duration: 01:01:40

Dominican Holidaze Or Bust

This Friday the annual Dominican Holidaze festival kicks off in the Dominican Republic. The 5-day event features STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, and the Disco Biscuits, who will each perform 3 shows, and who are featured on today’s Jam Session. Additional artists this year include Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Lotus, The Motet, TAUK, and more. Also on today’s episode, we have the latest single from Brooklyn based nine-piece funk band Turkuaz, titled “On The Run.” Turkuaz - On The Run STS9 - The Universe...

Duration: 01:02:15

Pimpin’ The Emerald Cup

Jam Session funk favorites the Pimps of Joytime will share the stage with the Roots at this year’s Emerald Cup, happening December 9th and 10th in Sonoma County, California. The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, which is also focused on advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Plus, both Umphrey’s McGee and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart announce new albums Pimps of Joytime - Third Wall Chronicles Lucy Woodward - Tim They...

Duration: 01:01:58

Primus Goes Goblin Rock

Primus returns with their first new album of original music since 2011 in what can only be described as “Goblin Rock.” We’ve got a special three track spotlight on the new album, titled “The Desaturating Seven,” which is out now. Plus, new music from Mike Gordon’s “OGOGO” and Lotus’ EP, “Drink The Light,” a collection of “Eat The Light” B-Sides Lotus - Drink The Light Primus - The Desaturating Seven Nahko - My Name Is Bear 00:00 - Mic Break 01:02 - Old Cassette - Lotus 05:01 - Yaman...

Duration: 01:00:42

Keller Williams Hits Land and Sea

Beloved multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams will bring his latest album “Sync” on tour Winter 2018. The tour includes a string of solo dates before and after Jam Cruise 16. Get the details on today’s episode, plus, music from 2018 SweetWater 420 Fest headliners Umphrey’s McGee and Papadosio. Keller Williams - Sync Umphrey’s McGee - Reskinned Papadosio - T.E.T.I.O.S. 00:00 - Mic Break 00:45 - Peace - The Freeway Revival 08:38 - I Raise Up - Bushwalla 12:19 - Whatchoowantgurl - Keller...

Duration: 01:00:21

Laura Moves To San Francisco

Coming to you today from my new home studio in San Francisco! There’s a lot going on up here in the Bay Area music scene, particularly on November 9th. Nahko, frontman of Medicine for the People, brings his new album “My Name Is Bear” to the Independent - we’ve got tunes from that album! Plus, Metallica launches the Band Together Bay Area benefit concert to support victims of the Northern California fires. Nahko - My Name Is Bear Mike Gordon - OGOGO Truth & Salvage Co. - Truth & Salvage...

Duration: 01:01:59

Plan Your Jammy New Years Eve

It’s time to start making your most epic New Years Eve plans! Will it be Yonder Mountain String Band (@YonderMountain) in Telluride, Colorado,or Leftover Salmon (@leftoversalmon) in Crystal Bay, Nevada? Or maybe you’ll go the funk route with Galactic (@GalacticFunk) in New Orleans or The Motet (@themotet) in Portland, Oregon! Then again, Albany, New York is always a good time with Twiddle (@twiddlemusic). Twiddle - Plump The Motet - Totem Yonder Mountain String Band - Elevation 00:00 - Mic...

Duration: 01:00:52

On Revolution Road with Freeway Revival

We’re welcoming Asheville, North Carolina based band the Freeway Revival (@freewayrevival) to the Jam Session family this week! Their new studio full-length album, “Revolution Road,” has a funky, upbeat vibe and is out now. We have a 3-track spotlight on that album on today’s episode. Also, tunes and touring news from Karl Denson (@KarlDenson), Kung Fu (@KungFuTunes) and more. The Freeway Revival - Revolution Road Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe - New Ammo Kung Fu - Joyride 00:00 - Mic Break...

Duration: 01:00:11

Week of 10/09/17

Leftover Salmon announce a Thanksgiving weekend run in Boulder, Colorado, STS9 bring their Real & Imagined New Year to Los Angeles and San Francisco in December, and the Gem & Jam Festival announce the second round of artists for their 2018 event. All of that, plus more including new music from Mike Gordon and Pimps of Joytime, on today’s episode. STS9 - The Universe Inside Papadosio - T.E.T.I.O.S. Tycho - Awake Remixes 00:00 - Mic Break 00:46 - Up And Down - Mike Gordon 03:21 - Running On...

Duration: 01:01:26

Week of 10/02/17

This week’s episode features a special 3-track spotlight on the new album from Phish’s bassist, Mike Gordon. Titled “OGOGO,” the 13-song album dropped on September 15th on Megaplum/ATO Records and features the song “Let’s Go,” which Phish had originally recorded for their latest album “Big Boat,” but it did not make the cut. Also, new music from Fractal Cat, Octave Cat ad more. Mike Gordon - OGOGO TAUK - Headroom Fractal Cat - The Tower 00:00 - Mic Break 00:52 - Colliding - The String...

Duration: 01:03:00

Week of 09/25/17

Jam Session is now brought to you by Frye! It’s not yet Halloween, and we already have Turkey Fever! Thanksgiving announcement on this week’s episode for Lettuce, who will play a three-night run at home in New York City at the Brooklyn Bowl, as well as for Railroad Earth’s annual Horn O’ Plenty and Keller Williams’ annual Thanksforgrassgiving. Plus, touring news from Dispatch and and Steve Kimock Lettuce - Crush Railroad Earth - Elko Keller Williams - Vape 00:00 - Mic Break 00:51 -...

Duration: 00:59:59

Week of 09/18/17

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns to San Francisco for their annual run, Charles Bradley cancels all upcoming shows due to illness, the Disco Biscuits announce a Fan Appreciation Night in Boulder, and Steve Kimock brings his project KIMOCK back on the road this fall. All of that and more on your weekly Jam Session! Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest Charles Bradley - Changes The Disco Biscuits - Planet Anthem 00:00 - Mic Break 00:59 - Shore Power - Chris Robinson...

Duration: 01:00:12

Week of 09/11/17

After 571 shows, Umphrey’s McGee finally plays rare original tune “Keefer” at a recent show in Knoxville. The song was written in 2009 to honor their fan Chris Keefer who died far too soon. We have the last live version from back in 2012. Plus this week, touring news from Trey Anastasio Band and Twiddle. Twiddle - Plump Dangermuffin - Heritage The Pimps of Joytime - Third Wall Chronicles 00:00 - Mic Break 00:55 - Silver Sun - moe. 10:33 - The Flower Man - Rubblebucket 15:28 - Mic Break...

Duration: 01:01:56

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