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HEY NOW!
We get together at least once a month to play Grateful Dead tunes at Smash Studios in midtown. Amps, drums, mics, and keyboards are provided by the studio and the cost is usually $20-25/person. There is not a 'house' band. If you sign up, stick to it, and show up you'll get to play. This jam has been going every month for over 10 years so there is a usual revolving cast of characters and I encourage people of all skill levels to come play. A lot of the people who come don't jam outside of their house usually or haven't jammed in years.
We are not trying to start a real band (although you can) and we don't spend much time circling back to do things over. The Studio is byob and our usual room has a couch in it so even if you don't play an instrument, come on down.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Michael
Your fearless liter

Upcoming events (3)

Workingman’s Dead Jam Sat June 25

Needs a location

NOTHING IS BOOKED UNLESS YOU READ IT HERE!
As of Thursday at 1:00 pm Smash has Studio G available but I did not book it. If there is enough interest I will call and book it this afternoon.

We could also just do an acoustic jam at my place in Weehawken.

I will update this lineup in the comments.
Cold Rain and Snow Soundcheck Band
Drums - Michael
Bass -
Guitars -
Keys -
Singers
The following is list of songs that we have been known to play lately.
Sugaree, Deal, Jack Straw, Ramble on Rose, Bertha, Black Peter, GDTRFB, FOTD, Franklin's Tower, Big Railroad Blues, Me and My Uncle,
These are songs that we forget to play a lot; or forget how to play a lot of.
Shakedown Street
Playin in the Band
Terrapin
These are songs where we almost nail the big changeroo coming out of the second chorus
China Cat -–>Rider
Scarlet Begonias -->Fire on the Mountain
Brokedown Palace

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Workingman’s Summer Pick-nic

Needs a location

Attendance usually drops off during the summer for Workingman’s Dead as people are off on tour, off to the beach, mountains, etc.
I have been brushing up on my Reckoning tunes and my old lady has said I can host some jams in the garden. She even said some of you animals can use the indoor bathroom.

I’m going to try this out. This might be the model for summer Workingman’s. I need a break from booking rooms, lining people up. I WILL BE HERE FUCKING OFF ON MY PATIO if anyone wants to join me.
Rain Date is: I have electronic drums and amps in my living room.
Heavy Rain Date: I have amps and acoustic drums in my basement.

My neighborhood is pretty chill but as you can imagine; I’ve had the cops called over here for bad loud music but if we keep it 'reasonable' (one Pignose) there isn't a problem. Btw: calling out any banjos, mandolins, harmonicas, fiddles, etc. I have a washboard that has been on the charger for years.

From Port Authority my place is two bus stops into New Jersey and a two block walk. There is street parking on a Saturday afternoon if you want to drive. There is a good beer store nearby, I'll have some coolers out, maybe some chips and dip.

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Workingman's Dead - Truckin off to Citifield Nooner Jam -

Needs a location

This is the original Workingman's Dead jam that happens on the 3rd Saturday of every month so it's easy for spouses to remember.
The jam only has two rules.
1. We always warm up with Cold, Rain and Snow.
0. Whoever is going to sing/lead the song sets the tempo.
2. If two people play more than 10 seconds of a song while we're just standing around, we have to play that song right now.
The following is list of songs that we have been known to play lately but almost never at two jams in a row.
Sugaree, Deal, Jack Straw, Ramble on Rose, Bertha, Black Peter, GDTRFB, FOTD, Franklin's Tower, Big Railroad Blues, Me and My Uncle,

These are songs that we forget to play a lot; or forget how to play a lot of.
Shakedown Street
Playin in the Band
Terrapin (this has gotten way better)

These are songs where we almost nail the big changeroo coming out of the second chorus
China Cat -–>Rider
Scarlet Begonias -->Fire on the Mountain
Brokedown Palace

Cold Rain and Snow Soundcheck Band
Drums -
Bass -
Guitars -
Keys -

I will be checking in on the Meetup page the week of the jam to make sure that everyone is still in. I'll update this band line-up in the comments.

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Workingman’s Dead Sunday Jam June 12

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