Sunrise - Photo by Michael Weintrob
Marc Brownstein (The
Disco Biscuits, Conspirator,
Brain Damaged Eggmen)
1. Performing "Hey Jude," which has been my life-long dream, and
having 20 musicians from all different bands jump up on stage to sing the na-na
part at the end.
2. Seeing the sun rise on the last night as we pulled into port while battling
with Brendan Bayliss 8-Mile style on the back deck. We couldn't seem
to get Jennifer Hartswick to freestyle no matter how hard we tried, though.
But suddenly out of nowhere, Magner jumps in and destroys us all. PS - we are
all so white, and so awful at freestyling, most especially Brendan.
3. Victor. Jesus, is he insane.
Victor Wooten - Photo by Dave Vann
Jennifer Gass (First Time Jam Cruise Passenger)
1. HEY JUDE during the Brain Damaged Eggmen tribute to The Beatles. The entire
pool deck, crew, and musicians on stage singing the "nah nah nah, nana
nah nah's" with everyone being in the same moment and capturing exactly
what the spirit of Jam Cruise is all about.
2. Walking through the Jam Room in the wee hours of the morning and witnessing
the magic of musicians just coming together and making music happen. My personal
highlight, stumbling upon Jennifer Hartswick singing a 20 minute soulful version
of "Stand by Me."
3. Days at Sea. No land in sight, plenty of sunshine, and music to dance your
ass off too from 11 a.m. - 8 a.m. Does it get any better than that?!?!
Honkytonk Homeslice - Photo by Dave Vann
Jake Cinninger (Umphrey's
1. Rodney Holmes' transparent poly-rhythms.
2. Claypool's big simplicity.
3. Give it up for the Lee boys.
Brain Damaged Eggmen - Photo by Dave Vann
Steve Kimock - Photo by Dave Vann
1. Michael Franti's pool deck set on day four was off the hook. With our biggest
crowd in one place on the ship yet, all our flags were flying and the sun broke
thru the clouds as the Lirica weighed anchor in the Grand Caymans and set sail
for Costa Maya, Mexico.
2. The Steve Kimock Band with very special guest pedal steel player Buddy Cage
of the New Riders of the Purple Sage fame, Buddy sat in for most of the set
in the Broadway Theatre, at one point Steve and Buddy performed a dueling steel
guitar jam as they faced each other - steel to steel!!!