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Let's Meetup at the OC Blues Society Blues Jam at Main St Restaurant

Papa J and the OC Blues Society is holding another blues jam at Main St Restaurant in Yorba Linda. Let's meetup and enjoy some blues, maybe get to play a little too. Who's in?

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  • J H.

    Like all things there are those that want to show off . I'm just happy to be apart of it, and play . In know my leads suck and I don't know how most of the songs go when others are leading but I try , only to get better at it and I think I am .

    2 · August 28, 2013

    • Richard

      Hawke, practice, practice, & more practice. And listen to the blues, all the time. Blues, blues and more blues. Get familiar with all of the old time blues guys as well as the modern players. So when someone calls out a song, you may never have played it before, but if you've heard it and are familiar with it, and they show you the changes, you have a chance of hanging in there. Guys that don't practice, and don't listen to the blues don't stand a chance of improving.

      2 · August 28, 2013

    • J H.

      I do listen to Blues channels on internet radio at work, and you're right . I've heard some of the songs you guys play , and there's some that the same song is done in many diff'ent ways.

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • David B.

    The volume problem at a lot of the jams is one of ego. I suppose it's one of those things of needing to "dominate" with excessive volume. The problem, of course, manifests itself later with the high frequency hearing loss of prebyacusis. If you need to use ear plugs to combat the excessive volume, why not just turn down the amp? No reason to keep the volume control at 11 :)

    August 27, 2013

  • René M.

    hmmm .... that would make for a great album title for some british invasion rock band! ;-)

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • joe t.

    OOPS1 I meant GREATER than the sum of it's parts, badfinger (not the group, my typing) ; )

    August 27, 2013

  • joe t.

    Here we go again. Richard & Jim run such well oiled jams, that some of us have become spoiled. If you participate in a lot of other jams around the Southland as I do, you would know that Jeff actually did a reasonably good job of running the jam. Some jams are run so biased that the regulars all get prime playing spots, while strangers or not so regulars get the last slot(s) if any at all. You have to schmooze the guys in LA to get any decent position at the jam. I'm not saying you have to schmooze with Jeff, but it couldn't hurt either. Jeff hasn't been doing these jams for a long time and hasn't the experience that Richard and Jim have had. It's all a matter of perspective, and if you're only exposed to the best, you can't have any perspective.

    August 27, 2013

  • joe t.

    Gary, had you stayed for the rest of the jam, you most likely would have played two more sets, as we were short of bass players. Attending these jams has taught me to have patience and grow some thicker skin. After all it's not about the individual, but the total group which hopefully becomes great than the sum of it's parts.

    August 27, 2013

  • Gary G.

    I left because the organizer wasn't doing his job. If ya can't handle it Jeff, let someone who can. Jumpin the sign up list, poor placement of musicians . Justsayin

    August 27, 2013

  • Richard

    It turned into a bit of a wank fest toward the end of the jam. The volume went way up, my poor little Ampeg was hopelessly outgunned. I won't be caught under powered again guys. I thought it would be cool to get the two teen guitar slingers up there together, to give them a chance to play together and maybe develop some kind of musical dialog. Unfortunately the adults decided to take over, that was a shame and a moment was lost.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm glad I made it over to Main Street to see you guys yesterday.

    August 26, 2013

  • J H.

    Fun time

    August 26, 2013

  • Ray M.

    Was Great fun being around great musicians and great people.Highly recommend these jam sessions for all.

    August 26, 2013

  • Andrew Edward G.

    Like usual, I had a lot of fun. :D

    2 · August 26, 2013

  • René M.

    See you there. Will Bill Jenkins have his bass rig there again? Or should I bring my amp(s)? I hope to get lots of guitar playing in also ... but there are usually dozens of guitar players that show up at these events.

    August 24, 2013

    • Richard

      I believe the bass amp will be supplied.

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Beth K.

    Sounds like a fun way to spend a Sunday...Live blues and like minded people!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Bob C.

    I can bring my drum kit if needed. Please let me know.

    August 21, 2013

    • Richard

      Robert, can you please contact Papa J about the drum kit: [masked][masked]

      August 22, 2013

    • Bob C.

      Richard, I contacted Papa J and confirmed that I will bring my kit.

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Richard

    Hey guys, Papa J contacted me this morning, and he's got the PA and Bass amp covered, but he's looking to secure a drum kit for the jam. Can anyone help out? Please contact Papa J at [masked][masked]

    August 22, 2013

  • Gary G.

    Anyone know who is providing the backline ?

    August 21, 2013

    • joe t.

      The sound guy usually brings the bass amp, fyi.

      August 21, 2013

    • Richard

      No, I don't. I expect he'll get a drum kit from somewhere. The PA and bass amp will probably be supplied by Bill Jenkins, his sound guy (dude builds awesome speaker cabs). Papa J will probably have his Peavey amp there for his harp, guitarists can use that. It's a nice amp, but a clean machine, very Twin Reverbish. Other than that, guitarist and harp guys need to bring their own gear.

      August 21, 2013

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