Sunday, December 31, 2006

December 31 2006 New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 28, 2006

December 28 2006 Jam


Special thanks to John A. for taking all these pictures due to the regular photographers absence this evening.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

December 21 2006 Jam

Thursday, December 14, 2006

December 14 2006 Jam

Thursday, December 07, 2006

December 7 2006 Jam

A big welcome to jammers and audience alike. What fun we had this night. “Mark Houle and company” starring as our guest host jammers for the evening made this a very special night.

The core band, Jam Master Hammer on acoustic and vocals, Robert Howard on excellent electric, Paul Schlomer on stellar harp, Dean Reaves on rhythmic drums, and Pat Rat, on bass, holding down the all important bottom end, launched into Bob Dylan’s new “Someday Baby.” If you watch TV, you’ve heard the Reader’s Digest version of this tune on an Ipod commercial! We then launched into “Son of a Son of a Sailor,” and a duo of Prine tunes. John A. joined the core band main stage as the first jammer and sang “Worried Man,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Sloop John B” and “Greenback Dollar.”

Santa joined the crowd and many a young lady sat on his knee, listing out their many wantas and wishes for Christmas Day. One young lady confessed to me, that she had major drama being Santa’s daughter… hum… I guess you learn something new everyday! Perhaps Santa should bring his young lady a few sessions of therapy for Christmas! We are hope that Santa and his daughter return and join us at another jam!

Set two, part 2, brought Joel Lockman to the stage on bass, Dan Saddler (no relation to the dancer) on electric, accompanied by the core.

As Mark adjusted his music stand and the glasses on his nose, Matt wondered outloud, “What do you think this is, the Lawrence Welk show? Nope, but perhaps… we’re closer than Matt thinks…baby boomers unite!

With feeling, Dan, the Republican Man, sang, “Changes in Latitudes,” which was tres’ appropriate with the installation of the new Governor and her Administration. Mark sang, “Whoever Said a City Boy Can’t Have the Country Blues.” (Somebody correct me on the name of this tune.) Dan then sang, “Out My Back Door” and then the group launched into “Nowhere Man” and “Ballad of the Beacon” with Matt joining on flute, Pat Rat on harp, Cuba on maracas. The last song was the Eagles, “Take It Easy.”

Set three brought jammers Moe on keyboards to the stage, Tom Lambert on the Hammond B3 organ, Texas Jimmy D on electric, accompanied by the core band. Matt sang “Tupelo Honey,” and Jimmy D. launched into “Baby What You Want Me to Do.” We had dancers, we had darters.

It was announced that musicians in Alaska considered Paul Schlomer the best harp player around! Yeah!! (And we think so too!) Brody joined the group for “What’s Going On” and Jimmy D. launched into “Since My Baby Can’t be Found.” This tune brought Moe to the stage on keyboards, Matt on mando. A little “Johnny Be Good,” Brody style, left us all tapping our toes and swiveling our hips and breathing hard!

Brody is a young man, looking for a band, so if you’re a band looking for a man, come out to the jam and meet Brody next week. He is a man of many instruments and many different styles of music and has made several CDs.

Set four brought new jammers Ricky on guitar and vocals and Mark on bass and harmony vocals center stage. The core band plus Tom accompanied these jammers. Ricky and Mark are new to the North Slope Jam, but remember jamming at the Alaskan Whaler! Great to have you two join us! Hope you come back real soon!

Ricky led Jammers into “Brown-Eyed Girl” and Michelle joined in to jam and Ricky sang “Turn the Page.” A little “Heard it in a Love Song” brought Moe to the stage on keyboards and Matt on flute and jammers ended with “House of the Rising Sun.”

An encore moment brought Jam Master Hammer back to the stage, singing “A Song for Cuba” written for our own special conga player, Cuba.

Remember: Parrotheads unite!! New Year’s Eve at the North Slope will be a gala celebration a’la Key West style. Wear your best Key West attire and put on your parrot face! Jimmy Buffett here we come!!