Mtn. Jam '09 Adds: Umph, KDTU


Warren Haynes – Mtn. Jam 2008
by Adam McCullough
Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes have confirmed that Umphrey's McGee, The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann with Oteil Burbridge and Scott Murawski, Gomez,Gene Ween Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Marco Benevento Trio, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 and Alberta Cross have joined the fifth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival's growing lineup. Mountain Jam will return to New York's Hunter Mountain Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. Ticket and event information is available at

Originally conceived as a single-day celebration timed with Radio Woodstock's 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, a full Awareness Village, and one of the Northeast's most pristine natural amphitheaters. Mountain Jam will also host outdoor late night performances on both Friday and Saturday nights. These starlit performances will complement the festival's already popular late night offerings in the enclosed Hunter Mountain Lodge.

The full 2009 lineup includes:

Gov't Mule
Allman Brothers Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Umphrey's McGee
Coheed and Cambria
Derek Trucks Band
The Hold Steady
Bill Kreutzmann w/ Oteil Burbridge & Scott Murawski
Richie Havens
Girl Talk
Gene Ween Band
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Jackie Greene
Railroad Earth
Tea Leaf Green
Porter Batiste Stoltz
Brett Dennen
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
The Lee Boys
Marco Benevento Trio
The Macpodz
The Brew
Alberta Cross

[Published on: 2/17/09]

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newtongimmick Tue 2/17/2009 03:17PM
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moephishH2O Tue 2/17/2009 03:28PM
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^ Who gives a shit if they are a little late?? I rarely go to so I'm grateful for ANY update Jambase gives me....

phishmann starstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 03:30PM
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moeMan1 Tue 2/17/2009 03:31PM
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jambands = east coast

jambase = west coast

therefore jambands has a 3 hour advantage over jambase.

phishmann starstar Tue 2/17/2009 03:34PM
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ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 03:36PM
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^ shouldn't matter, it would all come out at the same time, not some weird 3 hour delay. but hey at least we got some baller websites to view, especially this one. minus the skimmed mayo.

cosmicbrian Tue 2/17/2009 03:36PM
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Quit che bitchin'

phishmann starstar Tue 2/17/2009 03:39PM
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Went to MJ last year fun but its rough terrain, my coolers wheels have never been the same.

mattchu Tue 2/17/2009 03:40PM
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mattchu what. Be happy jambands is so fast, stop complaining that jambase takes a little while yea?

Anyway, mountain jams terrain sucks, but music, sweet sweet music. and that billy oteil and scott things gotta be cool to see... Max creek relativly unknown too the younger generation oh jam fans, so as a result i say they are underrated.

mattchu Tue 2/17/2009 03:43PM
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johnnygoff starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 03:53PM
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kraz w/ ch. 2, kdtu, benevento trio and umph re all great 'later additions'.

pray for (sun)shine.

"it's better than moonshine. damn sure better than the rain."

Jimmy P starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 04:10PM
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Jimmy P

thats all u have to say is about which news site got the news first? how bout sum sick additions to an already sick lineup. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe??? Kreutzmann???? wait a sec...wheres lesh and weir gunna be on this weekend??? last year was sick...this might get a skiier so i love bein on the mountain and only one rain storm last year was pretty nice...the black bears are cool!!!! This is close to me and i enjoyed it alot last year and will definitly be headin up there this summer.

Jimmy P starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 04:13PM
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shoffer Tue 2/17/2009 04:26PM
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2 years ago it rained...and it rained

irtimed starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 04:47PM
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if only i had the cash to go to 10klf and this...

Thickerthanwater Tue 2/17/2009 04:54PM
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a little medeski/wood bros brothers, grace potter, and shit.. atmosphere, and i would be in heaven. but this is pretty cool

Sixmilliondollarman Tue 2/17/2009 05:27PM
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SCOTT MURAWSKI rocks.........and has for a LONG time.

groovatronics Tue 2/17/2009 06:13PM
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what exactly is the "gene ween band"? different members or something?

and coheed & cambria sounds pretty wutthefuck-ish of an outlier to share this stage... and girl talk? seriously? why is this guy at every festival? i find him boring and lame - and quite unbelievably liked by too many people. how original is it to juxtapose aerosmith with nelly with smashing pumpkins all in 30 secs. it's not artistic, nor interesting. it's amateur shit by a 'dj' that should've stayed at amateur high school parties.

now i've explained myself, so no need for the "peace, love, and don't hate on shitty bands just 'cause they're shitty" comments. and other than that, fest looks pretty tight.

finkle Tue 2/17/2009 06:31PM
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O1Roggae Tue 2/17/2009 06:35PM
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I cant believe the dead aren't playin this fest, it looks like they aren't playin any fests this year

kandrokitis Tue 2/17/2009 06:40PM
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wow i might have to go to this. keeps getting better and better and anything with warren is a good time. the man's a legend and you know he'll be comin out with like every band there.

lovemusical Tue 2/17/2009 06:44PM
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So many great fests, so little capital, time availability, and proximity. I need to live vicariously through someone at Mountain Jam, and Waka. Have fun you lucky bastards. 10klf is my saving grace. Warren, Robinson Bros. Open door for ya baby.

spwal starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 08:21PM
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Folks -- If you havent been to Mountain Jam... it's really amazing.

I hope i can get a crew together for it this year...

RxStoner Tue 2/17/2009 08:44PM
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So who is gonna headline Sunday Night? Allman's are most likely Saturday with mule. UMPH Friday. The Dead aren't doing anything. They might as well come by and make this the best fest of the year.

Until they announce Rothbury!!!

RambleOnShelbyRose starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 11:39PM
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the dead coming up next!!!

In a Big Country Wed 2/18/2009 12:57AM
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In a Big Country

this festival is fucking AMERICAN and i say that with pride, everything about this festy is sweet: location, music but if theres one thing ill bitch about its having to see gov.mule headlining friday and saturday night from 9-12...

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Wed 2/18/2009 02:41AM
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I love the Allmans, Mule, Derek Trucks, Bill the Drummer, Richie Havens, RRE, and Benevento!!! the rest of the lineup....shitty. If I lived in New England/NY I would go for the good bands.

crowesfan starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/18/2009 06:06AM
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Wish I could go to this, looks like I'll have to wait for Wanee. By the way wicked pic of Warren

ManyRoads Wed 2/18/2009 06:11AM
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I keep going back and forth between I can't believe I'm going to this jamband wank-fest (i've seen the mule too many times and just saw the allmans last fall) cause all my friends are going and wow, this is a good deal cause i'd pay atleast $10 to see every band on the line-up.

my biggest issue...2 nights of mule is a lot and pretty weak second tier headliners.

AintNoFreedom Wed 2/18/2009 06:12AM
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I got my tix early bird, but am dissappointed by these adds... And I just realized that it says this is the "full" lineup. Are you sure? Seems like a smaller lineup than last years?

Agh, oh well... should be fun anyways.

phishmann starstarstar Wed 2/18/2009 06:44AM
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ABB must be expensive, I would love to go but I have some thing else going on the very next week. oops.

phishmann starstar Wed 2/18/2009 06:50AM
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One more thing Franti should not be above Umphs or Billy. (how you feelin')

ImSetFree Wed 2/18/2009 08:29AM
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I was really hoping to make this festival this year because its close but the lineup has not really made it worth it. The dead not headlining doesnt even make sense to me and umph and franti...i`d rather spend my money on tuition. roo is on the path to complete hipster fest(nothing against hipsters, just stating the fact) and waka and 10k arent gonna be possible....please roth give me phish or the dead and some good late night(pretty lights and bassnectar?)

JammyJammerson Wed 2/18/2009 09:15AM
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where's carl?

D-Line Wed 2/18/2009 09:35AM
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other then about 3 or 4 bands (allmans, mule, gene) not really my cup of tea. gene ween band is gene ween(vocals) without dean (the guitarist) but russo on drums and scott metzger(rana) on guitar and the ween bass player. if you like some ween, you cant go wrong with gene ween band.

gregboyer starstarstarstar Wed 2/18/2009 09:37AM
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These are some good additions to an already excellent fest. (except for Girl Talk-DJs are for radios, and Franti-I would feel better if he would quit asking). You guys saying too much Mule should stay home, if you don't like Mule this is not for you. My only complaint about Wanee was the Mule sets were too short. Since Warren and Billy are already there why not throw in a Dead show? Does anybody know if latenights are extra $-I want to see Umphreys and they do a lot of festival latenights.

gregboyer Wed 2/18/2009 09:38AM
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Oh yeah, enough with the mayo nonsense. That was getting old like a month ago. About as annoying as "custy" references.

mattchu Wed 2/18/2009 09:44AM
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Its not extra charge. The late night setups cool, one under the stars, one inside more cozy. HOWEVER last year on paper, the late nights where 1-4, and both inside and out where asked to start packin up by 3, very lame, especially cuz darkstar outdoors didnt get started till 1.30 due to nice mule finally.

mattchu Wed 2/18/2009 09:46AM
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and AINT NO FREEDOM, there are more bands tba. comming from the website. that just the full lineup thus far

keenan41 Wed 2/18/2009 09:49AM
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keenan41 and their official emails state on the fest poster that Allmans headline Sunday, with Mule to go Friday/Saturday. I also think there will be some more bands added. The bone I have to pick with the lineup is Franti. He is awful. Can someone explain how is even remotely entertaining? Otherwise, the lineup looks like it'd be a good time.

mykedakyke Wed 2/18/2009 09:56AM
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just so everyone nows moutain jam is crawling wiht under cover cops last year 150 plus people got arrested i witnessed a dude get caught wiht a pound of mushrooms

gregboyer Wed 2/18/2009 10:13AM
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I'll make sure to leave my pound of shrooms at home, thanks.

mattchu Wed 2/18/2009 10:46AM
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im not buyin that, crawling no. maby a few?

and yea yea franti sucks we know.... go rest yer bones at the end of the afternoon before a long night while franti does his thing.

ManyRoads Wed 2/18/2009 11:20AM
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why do people have to say if you have a problem with the mule..don't go. i like the mule, but just would rather have some other bands in there as mule will play for 6 hours and i've seen them many times; there are 30 other bands one might be interested in checking out..though none that have a lead singer who looks as much like a lion.

Lstn2themsic Wed 2/18/2009 02:34PM
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This is gonna be great. I'm sure more bands will be announced. Ya I'm not into Franti, but chicks love em. I'll see you all there!

hansel06 Thu 2/19/2009 12:41PM
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"jambands = east coast

jambase = west coast

therefore jambands has a 3 hour advantage over jambase."

couldn't agree with you less......

Nolanjams starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/19/2009 06:36PM
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I would like to take this opportunity as a southern gentelman, to invite everybody down(or over, or up for that matter) to Birmingham to see Umphrey's Mcgee, two nights in a row at the workplay, March 4th and 5th.

DMBluver69 Fri 2/20/2009 01:47PM
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Nolanjams, That is very nice of you but Umphreys Mcgee, smells like my balls. And they fuckin stink.