There's something about porches that screams live music. Whether it's all the songs with
"Porch" in the title such as Umphrey's "Front Porch," Pearl Jam's "Porch" or Widespread
Panic's "Porch Song," or the gentle breezes that whip by as you jam with your friends on
acoustics while sitting on the porch.
Just yesterday we came across rare footage of former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey
Betts jamming on a porch in 1974 (see below), so it had us thinking about other similar
clips. With that in mind we've prepared a JB List containing seven "porch jams." Let's get
down to it:
1. John Bell and Michael Houser - "Driving Song"
It's been 11 years since Houser passed away and we're still missing Mikey. This footage
comes from the documentary The Earth Will Swallow You.
2. G. Love - "500 Mile Girl"
G. Love, an artist who has an album called Front Porch Loungin', has shared a few
porch jam videos on his YouTube channel including this performance of "500 Mile Girl."
3. Alvin Lee - Family Jam
The late great guitarist Alvin Lee of Ten Years After jams out on the porch/patio of a
family gathering in 1986.