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Here's some pictures of the jammers doing that jammin' thing! They change from time to time, so email me if you don't see your favorite jammer.

This site features RealAudio sound clip files from the musicians at the jams.

While I was finishing a great first set at Dan Electro's,
playing bass with Tommy Dardar and Teri Greene,
Chris Duarte walked in and we took it up another notch.... BAM!






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Starvin' Marvin and Albert Storo lit up the stage when Dr. Zoomack put them together for a set that was a big hit with the jam fans. Richard Z. plays bass and Brian Scardino is on the drums. At this year's halfway mark, I'd have to give Brian the 'Most Improved Jammer' award!





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Imperial Monkey Eric Dane and Sinner Sonny James take a smokin' break onstage at The Big Easy.

This was a rockin' Elmore James jam, featuring Greg Montenegro on guitar and Giancarlo Cafferena on bass.

They was smoking, as well as smokin'!

< Tab Benoit stopped by to jam at DanElectro's the other night. He and I jammed, in various configurations,with Dr. Poison Zoomack (cut off on the right of this photo-on drums), Teri Greene, Chuck Kidd and Jimmy Rose.

We did almost a dozen songs at the end of the night, and it was so much fun we went looking for more, as we headed to the Last Concert Cafe afterhours to join up with Little Screaming Kenny and the Hightailers (featuring my old freinds Calvin Hall & Kenneth Blanchette).
A little delta style blues! >
Leonard "Low Down" Brown sings and plays
with Tom McLendon (on harp),
Larry Evans (on Upright bass)
and Ken Woodard (on guitar).
< Two red strats, played by Albert Storo (on the left),
and Tom Berno (on the right).

Both of these guys sing and play well (and have neat song selection), and the jam was cookin'!

Alfred Kennedy plays bass.

Click here for a RealAudio file of Albert singing and playing Joe Tex' "Hard to Handle".
^ Chip Arnold on guitar
and Terry Dry on bass
at The Big Easy!
Terry just finished working
with Bert Wills,
and Chip fronts his band,
THE TERRAPLANES.
They are both fine musicians,
as this set proved once again.
^ It doesn't get any better than when I'm >
playing with Roger Tausz on bass
and Teri Greene on guitar.

Click here to listen to a RealAudio file of us jamming on Willie Dixon's "When the Lights Go Out".

One night, Teri Greene said
"I've got a sax player,
a harp player and a conga player -
you can have any or none playing with you.".

I said, "Get 'em all up!".
Brian Turner plays drums, Kevin plays tenor,
Terry Rogers plays harp and Beth Medford plays percussion.
^ Another All-Star Band!
Sonny James fronts a band that features
Houston legends
Kinney Abair and Teri Greene on guitars.
John Chupin plays drums and
I have the pleasure of playing bass!
^ Chris Masterson, plays his Strat (there are lots of Strats on blues jam night!), as I watch Johnny Cassanova clown around, during a first set a few weeks back at Dan Electro's. Dexter Morgan played drums and Teri Greene played guitar in what was one of the more dynamic jam sets I've been involved with. People said that we sounded like a rehearsed band!
Chris was in from San Francisco (where he's playing with James Hammon) to visit his folks, and Johnny in from London (after a stint with Screamin' Lord Sutch) to do a benefit for a children's ranch. After setting that tone, the rest of the night was killerbee.


Andy Wlliams drops in to play once in a while.

Greg Montenegro plays bass here. Greg is also a fine guitar player and singer. Click here to hear Greg sing 'Shake Your Money Maker' by Elmore James.
^ Another monster jam! Sandy Hickey fronts a unit that includes Mike Scott on bass, Rick Lee on guitar, Jimmy from The Whipping Boys on Piano, Brian Turner on drums, Craig MacDonald on guitar and
Beth Medford on congas.
Sometimes the stage gets quite crowded and the sound gets quite big!
^Heath Spencer Philip sings the blues, as guitarist Richard Gere plays a telecaster during a set that also featured a mystery guitarist that I am unable to identify.
Gere was pretty good.
He plays at least as good as John MacEnroe!
I can't ID the drummer from the picture, but I recall it being Richard Cholakian, Mike Scott played bass.... and.... as for the other guitarist - who is that guy?
Dr. Nuketopia jams! ^
Larry Barras was one of two people responsible for getting me out to jam. Although we had never met, Larry and I hung out online (in the Music/arts forum on CompuServe). Larry invited me (by e-mail) to jam at Dan Electro's. I told Roger, he said he'd been there before, so several weeks later, Roger got me to go there with him.
And, months after that, I snapped this picture of Larry on guitar with Roger Tausz on bass,
Brian Turner on drums,
and this sax player (who's name I must find out).
Larry's web page is full of great info on tube amps!
^ Yasuhiko plays guitar while Sonny James sings and
puts on a show at Dan Electro's Blues jam!

Sonny fronts 2 bands (Sonny James & the Sinners, and,
The Tardy Boys), and plays often around The Texas Gulf Coast. The link to the Sinners homepage features RealAudio music clips of the Sinners playing live. Here's one of Sonny singing Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son" at the Bluesjam. Craig McDonald plays the strat and Clarence Parker is on the bass.

Since writing his definitive book on the Fender Stratocaster, Yasuhiko has begun research on the Gibson Les Paul.
His research took him all the way from Japan
to Houston, Texas, to interview Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP
- and check out Billy's collection of Les Pauls -
for the upcoming book.

Gibbons did him one better, by taking Yasuhiko to
a real Texas blues jam, to jam with us while
playing on one Bill's famous Les Paul Guitars.
^ Tom McLendon plays harp while
Tom Berno and Rick Lee play guitars
with a rhythm section comprised of
Brian Turner and Larry Evans on drums and bass.
<These kids showed up
at THE BIG EASY one night,
ready to blow their horns.
Marcus and Drew have become regulars.

Michael Heyman played guitar
(in that British blues style
that we all enjoy) and sang
on a set that featured Rick Lee on Guitar
and Clarence Parker on Bass.
>
Chris Masterson, Sam Massey and I share a laugh during a fun set at THE BIG EASY!
^Tommy Dardar and Carolyn Wonderland
sing harmony at DAN ELECTRO'S.












Terry Rogers blows on the bluesharp while guitarist Chip Arnold does that thing he does so well! >


^ This jam was a little different. Matt Underwood, on the left, started playing a jazz/funk lick from "Sissy Strut" and the rest of us just fell right in!

I'm on bass, Brian Scardino is on drums, Brad McCool plays the other guitar, and Professor Steve Schnieder plays harp.

After that, Brad led us through a little swing thing, followed by a song of mine.


I'll be adding more photos as they are taken, submitted and scanned...


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