Let's Meetup & Jam at Cooks Corner, Hosted by Instigator

Instigator is hosting a "Rockin' Blues Jam" at Cooks Corner, let's show up and take over, I mean let's meetup and join them! BTW, if I know Instigator, and I do, I think they actually mean a "Rock AND Blues Show. So don't be afraid to bring some rock tunes with you to this. The blues police will be held in check. 

Backline will be provided, just bring your axe and a good attitude, and some beer money. Let's pack the place and show Cook's that Instigator can bring the crowd. 


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Due to the nice big crowd we have signed up, there have to be some guidelines:                    

1. Instigator has priority (it's our jam!)

2. Show up early and spend money...the bar enjoys that.

3. If you want to jam with someone, sign up at the same time.

4. No complaining about the volume, we are all sick of the same old tired whining. If it's too loud, sit out back.

5. Refer to rule #1.

6. Respect the equipment and the club, they both cost money to run. The volume will be set after the first or second set, it may be loud but not ear-bleed loud, so don't make it that way.

7. I (B.J.) will dock your set time if you take too much time setting up, so keep your rig simple. I will have two great sounding amps and a cord for each to plug in. 

8. When it is your turn, be ready or you will be passed over and have to wait. So tune up and have cords or strap ready to go.

9.   Keep the song selections simple, it's everyone's job to make all of our fellow players look and sound good.

10. I am running this jam, I am the one that makes the rules and I will be fair. If I'm not available, there are 3 other members of Instigator to help you. We all like beer.

11. Have fun or you will be asked to leave until your tantrums stop.

12. Any questions? Shoot me an e-mail: [masked]

13. (From Al) Drummers should bring their own sticks. I'll be around to help make adjustments to the kit, but due to time constraints, let's try to keep those to a minimum.

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  • Jude K.

    Hello all ... I really enjoyed our get together last week ... good job to all. I was wondering if anyone taped my group when we played the Zep tune Rock N Roll? If so ... I would really like to have it in my library. Thanks Jude

    October 6, 2013

  • Sally

    Here's a link to a Youtube playlist I'm creating for the videos from the jam. I'll need everybody's help with the names of the players. I did my best to capture a video from each group, and I'm sorry if I missed anyone. Only two videos are uploaded so far but more to follow.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL72YeMcTf4fFy1pVhWOKU8ZCpJuD4Nm7x

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Jude K.

      Hello Sally ... thanks for posting the vids from Sat. Just wondering if you have the zeppelin song RocknRoll we did? If so ... if you were going to post it also? Thanks again Jude

      October 2, 2013

    • Sally

      No, I wish I had that one! I hope somebody else caught it.

      October 2, 2013

  • Sally

    ...and if I post a video that you're in and you don't want me to, please let me know and I will take it down.

    October 2, 2013

  • joe t.

    Great the way it was run with reins a little loose, but still in control. A little sound control could have helped, loved the horn section, but it got a little loud and competitive.

    September 30, 2013

  • Steve A

    Thanks to everyone for making this jam especially awesome. And a big thanks to Instigator for hosting!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Louis

    Hi all, ChiTown here.
    Thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of this jam session. My fellow band jammers were awesome & my friends had a blast.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Drew

    Fate and biology have conspired against me.

    September 28, 2013

    • Al B.

      So sad that you couldn't attend. We'll meet again. Go Tribe (unless they happen to meet the Dodgers).

      September 29, 2013

    • Drew

      I really hope there's another jam like this. I want to get there!

      1 · September 30, 2013

  • Brad L.

    Way Cool day. Thanx to the Instigator team for their all day efforts and that Zep' tune...-nice! CC crowds seem to appreciate all musical styles so the open format made for a great day. Really enjoyed the musical variety in the sets.Widest I've ever experienced at a meetup.

    3 · September 30, 2013

  • Lori C.

    Instigator ALWAYS rocks these things... great time, thanks!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Fun time as usual!

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    I love the blues members and don't refer to the blue's as whiner's thank you blues members for all your support for the O.C.B.S. Mrs. Papa J. he loves the blues and gets no money just does it because GOD BLESS THE BLUES

    3 · September 29, 2013

  • Eddie L.

    Had a Great Time! Instigator was kickin!!..

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Sally

    Here's a few pics, more to follow

    September 29, 2013

  • Heather H.

    LOVED having everyone come out yesterday. Good music + good friends + lotsa booze = good times. Thanks to everyone for making the jam such a success.

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Bob F.

    Don't get much funner eh??!! Lotsa great sets!! Cool change o pace venue and mucho thanks to our gracious hosts!! Can't wait for videos!!

    September 29, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    I was verbally assaulted as soon as I hit the door. Then I was physically intimidated when I tried to go on stage. I personally apologize for my reactions to what was going on but I do not handle bullies well. Know that I love all of the players and look forward to playing with everyone. BJ owes me an apology. Enough said.

    Jeff (Papa J) Hudson

    September 29, 2013

  • Ray M.

    Great fun.Good music.Great musicians to jam with.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Sally

    What a great jam! I can't even put into words how much fun that was. I did my best to film at least one song from every group and will be uploading pictures and videos as soon as I can. The videos take time to upload, so bear with me.

    September 29, 2013

  • Tery B.

    I had such a great time yesterday! Thanks to The Instigators for the great music and for hosting this jam. Lots of great music all around! And thanks to Tim, Lori and the rest of the folks playing on your set, and to Jim, Steve, Jude and Carlos for letting me get up and sing with you all!

    3 · September 29, 2013

  • Merv A.

    What a great time yesterday! BJ and the Instigators thank you so much for sharing the stage with us jammers!

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • J H.

    Had a blast, and will post videos later to day.

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • René M.

    Great fun jammin' w/ good players ...

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Al B.

    Thanks to all the players and spectators. We had a blast.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Lars

    Best format with a "host" band I've ever been to. Usually the host hogs the stage and gets off late but Instigator chopped up their time into many finer slices, getting the stage time they deserved for putting on the show while still letting the jammers rotate in which kept it interesting for all.

    3 · September 28, 2013

  • Fred N.

    Thanks to BJ and the whole Instigator crew for running a fun jam!

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Jude K.

    Great ... thanks to all ...great time

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • joe t.

    Sally, You can hear the horns everyday on the freeway.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Bill S.

    Got room for OC Horns?

    2 · September 11, 2013

    • Sally

      I'm really looking forward to hearing the horn section

      1 · September 28, 2013

  • BJ C

    Are we going for a record turnout here?

    September 28, 2013

    • Sally

      Yeah, it looks like we are. We may end up going past 6:00. Let's bring on the fun!

      1 · September 28, 2013

  • Ray M.

    Looking forward to this saturday.Going to be a blast!

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • René M.

      Looking forward to seeing you there, brotha! :)

      September 26, 2013

    • Ray M.

      Same here.Gonna rip it up!

      1 · September 27, 2013

  • Naomi

    hi, is there a piano?

    September 23, 2013

    • Naomi

      Hi Joe, I can't attend it this time..Since something came up all of a sudden..I am sorry,,

      September 25, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Thanks Mr. Joe, my friend. I was going to offer up my keys rig for this get together, but as I am still working through a real tough work injury, I just cannot make it that day. Sorry. Please play some good keys for me on Saturday. Joe, you are the Man! Rock it Dude!!

      September 25, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Sounds like I'm gonna have to bow out of this one....Thanks maybe next time.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Heather H.

    Who's going to volunteer to be my DD?

    September 25, 2013

    • joe t.

      DD? Designated driver or drinker?

      September 25, 2013

  • Tery B.

    Since I am more a rock than straight blues singer these days, this might be the perfect jam for me. Think there will be any room for an old gal like me at this jam ;) ?

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • James H.

      Punk hip hop.....hmmmm kinda like the sound of that one.

      1 · September 25, 2013

    • Heather H.

      Tery, absolutely! I happen to know that the lead singer of the hosting band is far more of a rock singer than a blues singer ;)

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Jude K.

    Hey all ... I just checked the temp for this Sat ... 90! I know we r indoors ... if its hot outside its not much cooler indoors there ... dress cool and keep hydrated!

    September 25, 2013

  • Jim F

    Guitar player looking for a few people to coordinate a few songs in advance. I don't sing, need one of those. No blues please.

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Jude K.

      Hey Jim .... just wondering if we have a song list? Also ... do we know what time we might go on?

      September 24, 2013

    • Jude K.

      Here's one ... All my Life ... Foo Fighters ...

      September 24, 2013

  • KATHY W.

    Need to finally get to see you all and LOVE COOKS!!

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • René M.

      Great seeing you at Main Street, Kathy! :)

      September 24, 2013

  • John A.

    Sorry got to work!

    September 23, 2013

  • Doug D.

    I will try and get there early... anyone know what the amp line-up is lookin like?

    September 22, 2013

    • Merv A.

      Will there be an amp for harp player or should I drag one over with me?

      September 23, 2013

    • BJ C

      Go ahead and bring yours Merv, it sounded great at Boscoes

      September 23, 2013

  • Louis

    Is this event going to be inside of Cooks or out in the patio area?

    September 23, 2013

    • BJ C

      inside, there is an event going on outside. But still don't be surprised if we get a spillover crowd with all the great music we should be having.

      September 23, 2013

  • Randy H

    Have fun all!

    September 23, 2013

  • Lars

    Oh my gawd...this one is going to spin outta control! I'm bringing seatbelts.

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Sally

      ...and a washboard?

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Gary G.

    I'm down for the whole deal. Cept for the 2 stroke part. Too stinky ! LOL !

    September 14, 2013

    • Richard

      No RD400 Gary?

      September 20, 2013

  • Merv A.

    As long as yur playin some blues I'll be there!

    September 11, 2013

    • Sally

      Rock or blues, it's all good!

      2 · September 16, 2013

  • Jude K.

    Cool

    September 13, 2013

  • Jude K.

    Ive noticed at least 3 drummers so far. Do we have a kit to play on?

    September 13, 2013

    • BJ C

      The entire backline will be supplied. Just bring sticks and extra cash to buy Al (house drummer) a beer!

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • BJ C

    we wont need the outside stage, this is going to be our own lil party and the inside is plenty big enough

    September 13, 2013

  • Jude K.

    If room is a concern ... the outdoor stage is huge! If its available

    September 12, 2013

    • Al B.

      It's not.

      September 13, 2013

    • steve s.

      Aaaaaaaaah No ! Dang Shoot =)

      September 13, 2013

  • BJ C

    Just for the record.....this may get loud. No whining about it

    3 · September 12, 2013

  • Jude K.

    This should be fun ... usually a good crowd at Cooks on Saturday afternoon

    September 12, 2013

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