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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

Week of 09/04/17

Heavy on the grass this week! We’ve got news about the new home for EMMY-winning PBS show Bluegrass Underground, which has hosted great performances from some of our favorites like Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Railroad Earth and Widespread Panic. Plus, The Infamous Stringdusters take Keller Williams and Leftover Salmon to Berkeley, California for two nights in December. Tickets for those shows are on sale this week. The String Cheese Incident - Believe Keller Williams - Sync Leftover Salmon...

Duration: 01:00:20

Week of 08/28/17

Jam Session favorites STS9, Lettuce and Railroad Earth are confirmed to headline the 12th annual Gem & Jam Festival, happening January 25-28 in Tucson, Arizona. Tickets are on sale now. Plus, Twiddle announces a fall tour, Primus looks to release a new album next month, and Dead & Company heads to Mexico for a destination festival. Lettuce - Crush STS9 - When The Dust Settles Railroad Earth - Amen Corner 00:00 - Mic Break 00:56 - Get Greasy - Lettuce 05:21 - When The Dust Settles - STS9...

Duration: 01:02:39

Week of 08/21/17

This coming weekend marks the annual Lock’n Music Festival, featuring double headlining sets from the String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, and the Terrapin Family Band, as well as late night sets from the Disco Biscuits and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. We have tunes from some Lock’n artists on today’s episode, as well as music from fall touring artists Elephant Revival and more. Eric Krasno - Blood From A Stone Keller Williams - Sync Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Betty’s Blends Vol 2 00:00...

Duration: 01:01:43

Week of 08/14/17

Toubab Krewe returns to the road after a major hiatus. Their fall tour kicked off last weekend and will run though mid-November, stopping in Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Brooklyn, New England and Florida. Also on tour this fall is TAUK, who launch their “Montage Tour” on September 15th in Burlington, Vermont. That tour will wrap on November 24th at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. ALO- Tangle Of Time Toubab Krewe - TK2 TAUK - Headroom 00:00 - Mic Break 00:48 - There Was A Time - ALO 05:12 -...

Duration: 01:01:40

Week of 08/07/17

Railroad Earth returns to Colorado for New Years Eve, Lotus goes home to Philadelphia to play the Mann next month, Perpetual Groove announces a short fall tour, and moe. makes their appearance at Saranac Brewery in upstate New York an annual tradition. All that and more on this week’s Jam Session! Railroad Earth - The Good Life Lotus - Eat The Light Perpetual Groove - All This Everything 00:00 - Mic Break 00:56 - The Good Life - Railroad Earth 06:05 - Desert Rat - Hot Buttered Rum 14:41 -...

Duration: 01:01:16

Week of 07/31/17

Some of our favorite jam bands have announced fall tours with headlining shows and festival appearances, including the String Cheese Incident, the Disco Biscuits, and STS9. Additionally, members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Snarky Puppy and the Gregg Allman Band will come together on September 23rd and 24th to celebrate the music of the Allman Brothers Band. The show is billed “The Road Goes On Forever” and it’s a special Brooklyn Comes Alive event. The String Cheese Incident - Believe The...

Duration: 01:02:08

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