THE BEST OF THE JAMMYS VOLUME ONE – DVD OUT ON 11/14
"A Music Industry Phenomenon" –NY Daily News
"The Grammys for the jamband music scene" –The New Yorker
"The Jammys feature the crème de la crème of the jamband community" –Entertainment Weekly
"The most pervasive underground movement in music today" -The Village Voice
The Jammys celebrate the best in live, improvisational music. Founded in 2000 as an alternative to mainstream award shows, the event has become the premier grassroots music event in the country. The Jammys pays tribute to the musicians who take chances, and whose musicianship is exceptional, original and thrives in a live setting. The best way to illustrate the power of live music is to bring together a diversity of musicians who may have never before performed together. We have captured the magic of the Jammys on film and include here not only the "Best of the Jammys," but some of the most original and authentic music collaborations ever.
1. Richie Havens and The Mutaytor, "Freedom": The epic traditional that made Havens a star during his opening set at the 1969 Woodstock festival opens The Best of The Jammys, Volume 1, reborn with help from The Mutaytor.
2. String Cheese Incident with Perry Farrell and The Soulive Horns, "Idiot's Rule": The Jane's Addiction frontman beams from ear to ear as the jam kings recreate one of his old band's chestnuts.
3. Buddy Guy, Phil Lesh, John Mayer and ?uestlove, "Hoochie Coochie Man": With the help of an old friend (the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh) and a pair of new ones, the blues legend and company sizzle while paying homage to Guy's old boss, Muddy Waters.
4. North Mississippi Allstars with Kris Myers of Umphrey's McGee, "Psychedelic Sex Machine": Allstars drummer Cody Dickinson busts out the washboard and reveals a funkier, grittier, psychedelic side of Southern rock.
5. moe. and Blue Öyster Cult, "Don't Fear the Reaper": There's not only more cowbell here, but more guitars and drums and size—moe. Help the '70s classic sound bigger and trippier than ever.
6. Benevento/Russo Duo with Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Gabby La La and Phil Lesh, "Dee's Diner": Careful with this: You don't want to blow your speakers: Enough to low end to get you evicted.
7. The Disco Biscuits with Travis Tritt, "House Dog Party Favor" > "Honky Tonk History" > "House Dog Party Favor": Second-generation jam faves The Disco Biscuits burn through an incendiary version of one of their staples, before veering off the musical highway into a rock roadhouse, thanks to the guests guitar and vocals of Travis Tritt.
8. Peter Frampton with Guster and Martin Sexton, "Do You Feel Like We Do?": Guster propel an electrified, grinning Frampton through his classic. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martin Sexton trades guests on talkbox and guitar.
9. Phil Lesh with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, "Wharf Rat": Ryan Adams, an unabashed Grateful Dead fan and one of today's most critically acclaimed songwriters, takes viewers on a journey through the Dead's epic "Wharf Rat," with the Dead's own Phil Lesh serving as guide.