Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One more from Monday's Acoustic Jam

Somewhat reminiscent of an old Virgnia reel, here are Mike Montiel and Case Tanner going a bit nuts after the jam.

There's no percussion section, btw, that's all done by Case on bass. Mike on guitar.

Monday's Acoustic Jam

Ok, let's start at he beginning with the special Tin Star 11 minute version of Moondance, complete with pre-music bar conversation and amplifier feedback.

Now, let's jump forward three hours to 11:00 pm or so when Case and Heather walked in and did Miss Ohio.

All right, now imagine all the fun we had in those intervening three hours.

See you next Monday.


Help finding stolen equipment


I got this note from Prakash -- please keep an eye out for his stuff.



Hey guys ,
I got all my harmonica stuff stolen. Whitish case with 5 hohner meisterklasse harps all metal body, 3-4 lee oscar harps a and b minor,some more hohner harps and my green bullet mic.

I will pay 100$ reward,I would appreciate if you could have an eye out...thanx Prakash

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Acoustic Jam Monday

I'm finally back from my trip. Let's all show up tomorrow night for Mike Montiel's Monday night Tin Star acoustic jam!


Monday, March 16, 2009

On The Road Again

I'm on the road again, so there will not be any jam posts for the next two weeks, but don't let that stop you from coming out!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Last Night's Tin Star Jam

We had a treat at the opening of the jam last night. Mark Clark of the College of Santa Fe brought The R&B Funk Ensemble, a group of his music students, to the Tin Star for a little performance.

Click a picture to enlarge. Click a music link to play.

Here's what they sounded like. Good job, guys!

After the performance by R&B Funk Ensemble, Mark sat in with some of us for a few numbers, which was another treat. I didn't mention that Mark had just finished up a project recording a new album with Cat Stevens. He's on four of the tracks. Mark called the new album a kind of remake of Tea for the Tillerman, originally released in 1970. I'll be sure to buy the new one when it comes out.

Anyhow here's a recording in which you can hear Mark carrying us along with his strong drumming style on a kind of hypno piece. Our own Ray Dera goes a little crazy about half way through the number -- take a listen. It was a pleasure having you play with us, Mark!

As for the rest of the evening, let's just say that there was lots more fun music, dancing, and general good times. I'll throw up a few pictures that sort of capture the flavor.

Until next time,


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Acoustic Jam Monday

How about some music, for openers. First, to set the stage: it started off kind of quiet. So, as musicians, we did the only reasonable thing -- we sat around, drinking, talking about playing music.

Click a picture to enlarge. Click a music link to play.


Finally, enough paying customers had come in that we could not ignore our responsibilities any longer. We got up from our table. We unlimbered our instruments. We played, opening with Moon Dance. Lance on flute, Mike on lead guitar, Ray on acoustic guitar, me on sax, Dag on percussion.

Don't worry, we got better.

Later in the evening, as it turned out, our main problem turned out to be that no one told us about her.

In the mean time, though, let's have some gratuitous pictures of people have a seriously good time on a Monday night in Santa Fe.

Until Wednesday night: What's My Name?

See you tomorrow night at the Wednesday jam.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Acoustic Jam Monday

Come on out and enjoy the sights & sounds of the Monday night acoustic jam, hosted by Mike Montiel, 8:00pm.