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January Blues Jam at Boscoes

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 2:30 PM
  • Boscoes Sports Grill

We're moving the Boscoes jam this month back one week, due to the NFL playoff schedule. This weekend there are 2 games both Sat & Sun, so we're moving it to the 18th when there's no games. So come on out and let's kick off a new year of jamming at Boscoes. 

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  • mike

    ahhhhhhh...not sure what a Richardarian or Bluish is.....but what the heck!!!! free beer for harp players and guitarists!!!!.....bass players are exempt from this offer except in Hawaii and Colorado

    January 22, 2014

  • mike

    We need bigger drums!!!!!!!
    Free beer for all harp players!!!!!

    2 · January 21, 2014

  • Bill H.

    I had a blast, learned a few things as well. Except now I'm pining for an Ampeg J-20, although even at $[masked], it still would not be the same amp Richard brought to the jam. Arghhhhh! :-)

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Tom D.

      No kidding, Bill! Richard's tone was incredible on Saturday.

      January 21, 2014

    • Richard

      That Ampeg is a great little amp! But it should be far less than that. Ampeg discontinued them a few years ago, and I snatched mine up when Sam Ash was blowing them out at a reduced price. They went fast. I could build a custom version, hand wired with the best components for that kind of money.

      January 21, 2014

  • Guy

    The Boscoes jam was the first jam I attended since signing up on Meetup.com. Though I did not play or even introduce myself to anyone I had a blast! Any chance to see and hear what other musicians have to say through their playing is always a win win! I think I’m like everyone there in that I have some great success in the music industry and too many failures in music. It’s a brutal business and can leave one jaded about the whole music scene. A get together like Boscoes is a great way to get back to what is important and that is playing music, listening to music and talking about music. After all you can spend the day trading 4s and exploring ways to communicate what you have to say musically or you can spend the day watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island. I've seen all the episodes of Gilligan’s Island so I will see you all at the next jam.

    5 · January 21, 2014

    • Jim F

      Welcome Guy. I think I met you but it's hard to remember with so many people there. You ought to sign up to play at the next one!

      January 21, 2014

  • Lars

    Nothing I heard sounded real bad....better yet I saw some people steppin up their game. Lance first time singing, Robin finding his groove...all good! The usual jam king of the hills worked their magic well. A new photographer, Vira, captured some creative shots. Sometimes the excitement is in the progress. Nick and Lori keep your moaning to yourselves. ;-)

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Lars

      Love you, Lori!

      2 · January 20, 2014

    • Jim F

      Such is the nature of discussion forums. Comments get misinterpreted. Nobody was dissin' the jam but that seems to be the take-away for a few folks based on some of the comments I've read. As usual, I had a blast at the jam, backslappin' and bullshittin' with the regulars and meeting some new faces. The socializing part is as fun as the music part. But for me, the music wasn't happenin that day. That's all. No hidden meanings. It's a general opinion. Opinions are like armpits, everybody's got at least 2. To the folks who were diggin the music, I'm glad, that's awesome. We've had hundreds of jams over the years, some spectacular, some not. Critical comments shouldn't be discouraged as long as they're honest and polite.

      2 · January 21, 2014

  • Bobby F.

    I loved how Lance and Carlos and them got up and Did "Room To Move" practically on a dare and unrehearsed. I think they pulled iot off pretty friggin well. I had to hit itunes today and download it. I just had to hear it 20 more times! Great job guys, thanx for that. I', sure it'l be even better next time!!!! LOL

    January 20, 2014

  • joe t.

    Part 2. I don't know your experience level, but if your a novice, know a few standard three chord (1/4/5) progressions, you'll be expected to be able to play in the keys of A, C, D, E, &G, with possible minor keys as well. Every once in a while you'll run into some idiot Stevie Ray wannabe that tunes his guitar down a half step (so he can be JUST LIKE STEVIE!) and you'll have to play Pride and Joy for the 480 millionth time in the key of F, so he can play it in detuned key of E (JUST LIKE STEVIE!). I would recommend you listen to some blues standards, by some of the greats (All of the Kings, Clapton, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, and, yes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etal). You Tube is a good resource. I hope this has been helpful. By the way, I was just kidding about tackling Richard. Oh Yeah, one more thing.... ARRIVE EARLY!

    2 · January 16, 2014

    • Gregg R.

      Amen Well said Carlos I think Every Guy / Gal can say that they had a glitch in thier playing. The Mix and levels were real good Free Music all afternoon and Cold Beers WTH Life Is Good Man Any day looking at the flower and not the root is a good day

      2 · January 20, 2014

    • Bobby F.

      Absolutely Gregg! Another day above ground id a good day!! :LOL

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Andrew Edward G.

    I'm just glad people are nice enough to let me go. It's fun just to be there ^_^

    5 · January 20, 2014

  • Bobby F.

    I think you ALL do a hell of a job. Y'all work like hell to put out some great music FOR FREE! The only thing better than great music is great music for free. Please keep doin what yer doin.

    January 19, 2014

    • Jim F

      These are free? Hey wait a minute, we gotta rethink this!

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Bobby F.

      Well, it's almost free, if you give the guy at the door a quarter, he looks the other way! LOL

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Gregg R.

    Nice Job Richard Its like juggling 59 chainsaws at full throttle. I for one had a very good time thanks for all the hard work. Thank you to all who made the show.
    Hey Blind Baby "Whats this Ding Dong thing" ? LOL Dude Props to Carlos, Richard, Gary, Merv, House and Meyer Peace out Y'all Gregg

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Merv A.

    Was I at the same jam? I got there late but I caught that killer duel between Richard and that young strat slinger. I saw some nice lead playing with those guys I was on stage with. I saw lance takin some real cool chances and up there singing. I also got a kick out of some of the new guys jumpin up on stage. I say 5 Unicorns for last night!

    4 · January 19, 2014

    • Lori C.

      Hahaha, Merv!

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • Richard

    Well, I really enjoyed the opening set with Greg, Gary, Paul and Lance, we had a good groove going there. And my 2nd set with Andrew Garcia, he and I had a blast playing back and forth off each other, trading 4's and just wailin', that was really great. Sorry that some of you didn't have such a great time, but that's the nature of a jam, some times your set is killer, sometimes, eh, not so much. Sometimes they are a train wreck, that's just how it goes. At least we had decent sound levels and mix, for the most part.

    4 · January 18, 2014

    • Tom D.

      I thought Andrew was on top of his game. I heard some great singing from Jim as well that made me take note. A lot of how well a set goes has to do with how the leader preps the songs with the band before they start. For example, Jim, I watch you go through song structures and riffs with your bands before you start each song. That get's you all aligned. Every leader needs to do that, especially when novices like myself are there who don't know have a 500 song repertoire like those who eat and breathe the blues.

      2 · January 19, 2014

    • Tom D.

      Oops, I meant to say that Richard preps his bands. Jim may too, but I took note of Richard doing it before each song.

      2 · January 19, 2014

  • J H.

    I had a great time the sound was mixed well and Richard did a great job. Thanks for letting me play with Jim, I liked the selections of songs.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • joe t.

    Nah, I don't care, I just like to know who people are so I can greet them when I see them at the jam. I have mentioned this on several occasions, I think it's what they say in psychobabble... "passive aggressive"?

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Steve D.

    Lots of good people and fun, I enjoy it all.

    January 19, 2014

  • nick f.

    On the whole pretty uninspiring.I for one just wasn't feeling it.Sorry.

    January 18, 2014

    • Lori C.

      Yeah... rough night for my playing, too. But it's true - not EVERY jam can be all rainbows and unicorns. But since "most" of them are, I figured that's okay. LOL ;)

      2 · January 18, 2014

    • Eddie L.

      Sorry you felt the Set was rough..I actually had a blast,,I saw moonbeams ,unicorns,sprites and chupacabras today...hehe

      4 · January 19, 2014

  • Bobby F.

    After missing the last several meetups I was thrilled to be back listening to my musician friends. Thank you all for your wonderful performances.

    That's ok Nick, as a member of the audience just listening and drinking beer, I probably didn't inspire anyone either.

    4 · January 18, 2014

  • joe t.

    What happened to part 1? Too politically incorrect?

    January 18, 2014

    • Jim F

      It's there, you gotta look for it.

      January 18, 2014

  • Tom D.

    Richard, thank you for all you do to get these organized and putting the bands together. Much appreciated.

    4 · January 18, 2014

    • Jim F

      Ditto

      January 18, 2014

  • Tom D.

    As always, a great opportunity to grow as a player.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Lori C.

    Fun jam, but you just don't realize how much extra fun and character our "regulars" add to the mix until a whole bunch of them can't make it all on the same day. So, to you guys who couldn't make it... yes, we MISSED you! :/

    January 18, 2014

  • Darryl F.

    Good!!!!

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • joe t.

    p.s. In law's birthday today, so I may have to do a quick in 'n out (not the burger).

    January 18, 2014

  • joe t.

    Oh there it is further down the road : )

    January 18, 2014

  • John A.

    Sorry Hope I can make next months Jam!

    January 18, 2014

  • al p.

    Hello everyone im new at this ..how someone explain how it works....am I supposed to bring an amp as well and in what order everyone plays..first-timer here

    January 16, 2014

    • Jim F

      "say hello to my little friend" ha ha (Pacino fans will get it :)

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • al p.

      ahaha ...hey Jim a popular line ..used by many in bedrooms all over the world.....and Joe don't worry I do own a strat

      January 17, 2014

  • joe t.

    Part 1. Hey Al. Must be a curse to have a great actor named after you, huh? Show up with your guitar, don't worry about an amp, we always have a great backline of high quality tube amps, saves time by not dragging amps up on stage and setting up every set. ARRIVE EARLY, ARRIVE EARLY, and..... ARRIVE EARLY. Take a good look at the organizer's picture (Richard) so you will recognize him. As soon as he walks in the door, tackle him. knock him out, steal the sign up sheet so you can be first on the list : ) Seriously, though ARRIVE EARLY. Everybody in the group is very helpful and will help get you through your first jam.

    January 16, 2014

  • Pete S.

    If you want I would be interested in dusting off the Ampeg B-15 rig for the backline.

    January 15, 2014

    • Richard

      Thanks Pete, but Gary already offered his bass amp and I accepted it. Got the backline set.

      January 15, 2014

    • Richard

      I would love to get the B-15 back there again though sometime.

      January 15, 2014

  • Gary G.

    Is it 2pm, or 2:30 pm ?

    January 15, 2014

    • Lori C.

      I think it usually is Malone's at 2 and Boscoe's at 2:30, isn't it?

      1 · January 15, 2014

    • Richard

      Yeah, it's 2:30

      January 15, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Another acoustic jam session would be a good thing to do,just so everyone can mello out and have more time for contemplating volume levels at electric jam sessions.

    3 · January 12, 2014

  • mike

    Back by popular demand. I will bring the big drums ....!

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • Richard

      Haha, just a side note here: I was playing a small low volume gig with Stan Zabek, and he hired Max Bangwell to play drums. Again, it was supposed to be very low volume. So Max brings this little kit out, the kick drum was a modified marching band drum from like the 1800 or something like that. No kidding, some real old drum that you could just imagine a guy with a 3 cornered hat carrying with a piper next to him. He mounted a snare drum to a high hat stand, and that was it. Check it out here: http://imagizer.image...­

      http://imageshack.com...­

      5 · January 12, 2014

    • John A.

      Minimalist Drum Kit!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • Bobby F.

    I'm back in town this month so I'm gonna do my best to make it. I've really missed y'all's jams. Somebody tell Carlos (aka Guitarlos) to call me if he needs me to work on his house before I leave town again.

    January 12, 2014

  • Paul C.

    Hey Richard ~ Can I supply my Frankenjunior?

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Gregg R.

    Hey Richard I would like to offer up my Slingerland Kit for this I can throw a rock from my house to Boscoes. I will only bring Half of it don't worry LOL Have a great show tonight

    January 10, 2014

  • Guy

    This will be my first jam with you guys so I'm really excited about it. See you all there!

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Randy H

    Not gonna make this one. My Tom Petty tribute - Full Moon Fever will be playing at Main Street Restaurant in Yorba Linda. So if you are interested in hearing some Petty music after the jam, we will be there from 6:30 - 10:00pm.

    3 · January 10, 2014

  • nick f.

    I am happy to bring my Rogers if you like,then we could have two drummers!

    1 · January 10, 2014

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