THE TOP 3 FROM JAM CRUISE 5

ARTISTS & MANAGERS


Winston & Sonia Rodney
Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Burning Spear
1. Jamming with Umphrey's McGee on the Pool Deck.
2. Jamming with George Porter Jr.
3. How everyone was like one big family.

Patterson Hood
1. Hanging with my Family.
2. Hanging with Luther and Neisha Dickinson / Jomo and Aidan / John and Christine.
3. My daughter acting all punk rock and yelling at well-meaning unsuspecting strangers who got too close to her. (She is almost two and folks would get in her face saying "How cute" and she'd let them have it!)

Marc Brownstein :: The Disco Biscuits
1. Annabel and Peter's Engagement.
2. Vince Iwinski's (Umphrey's McGee manager) - freestyle performance on the back deck - "Now I got some stinky hippies standing next to me!"
3. Allen Aucoin's smooth as ever reprisal of "Echoes" coming out of "Cyclone." Caught the Pool Deck by surprise even blew my mind!
4. The HeadCount Presidential Debate - Crazy Charlie's platform of Party till 10 a.m. - now that is what Jam Cruise is all about.


John Morgan & Steve Kimock
Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Steve Kimock
1. John Morgan Kimock with George Porter Jr. (w/ Zero & at Jam room/Cotton Club).
2. Sitting in with ALO on the pool deck.
3. Collecting sea glass in Turks & Caicos.

Marco Benevento
1. My red and black stripe socks.
2. Feedback sword fight between Skerik and I.
3. Horny Manatees.

Trevor Garrod :: Tea Leaf Green
1. Jammin in the Jam Room with George Porter Jr. and John Morgan Kimock.
2. The 4 a.m. jam session on the top deck with members of Hot Buttered Rum, TLG lighting crew and other folks that got so raucous that the captain complained.
3. Patterson Hood from Drive-By Truckers in the Cotton Club.


Marco Benevento :: Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Tim Carbone :: Railroad Earth
1. Joining my friend Jeff Austin and playing "Ophelia" with ALO.
2. Taking part in the Social Change through Music Panel Discussion.
3. Getting a great start to the jamming by sitting in with Tea Leaf Green on the very first night!

John Skehan :: Railroad Earth
1. Sounds of San Francisco set (specifically the "Help on the Way" > "Slipknot").
2. Watching the High Sierra scene take over a luxury cruise ship.
3. The way the boat still rocks your body days after disembarking.

Nat Keefe :: Hot Buttered Rum
1. The Grateful Dead set with TLG, ALO, and Zero. The songs I played were fun, but the highlight was dancing backstage while my homeboys ripped up "Help" > "Slip" > "Franklin's.
2. Hanging with musical colleagues and friends.
3. Playing the island set. The sight of everyone dancing with the backdrop of sand and bright blue water... Improvising with Greg, Tim and Andy.


George Porter Jr. :: Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Aaron Redner
Hot Buttered Rum

1. Meeting and performing with Donna Jean Godchaux!
2. Performing on the private island.
3. Being warm in January!

Dan Lebowitz :: ALO
1. Greyboy Allstars on the Pool Deck first night.
2. Sounds of San Francisco Grateful Dead Tribute featuring ALO, Tea Leaf Green, Hot Buttered Rum and Zero.
3. The Lot Dawg, Thumpy, Tanner, Studerus, Merchata Presidential Extravaganza.

Zach Gill :: ALO
1. George Porter Jr. stumbling through the bridge of "Don't stop Believing" (by Journey) during Rock Star Karaoke.
2. Donna Jean jumping in to hit the back up vocals on "Franklins Tower."
3. Steve Adams falling out of his bunk.


ALO with Steve Kimock :: Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Steve Adams :: ALO
1. Hanging out with Donna Godchaux.
2. The Jam Room. At one point I caught George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Robert Walter, Karl Denson, Martin Fierro, DJ Logic and various others up on stage, making some pretty good music.
3. The Presidential Debate. Marc Brownstein did a great job keeping things rolling while Lot Dawg dropped mad vision of global charisma, community and actualization!
3. Acoustic jams in the piano room with Deanne Herman (SuperDee), ALO, Hot Buttered Rum, Railroad Earth, Trevor Garrod... This was the sweet getaway!
3. The Greyboy Allstars, Garage a Benevento, and Galactic. Super-stoked to see all three of these bands again!

Dave Brogan :: ALO
1. Garage a Benevento in the Teatro!
2. Playing "Franklin's Tower" with Donna Godchaux.
3. Late night breakfast buffet with President Lot Dawg.


Garage a Benevento :: Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Jenna Lebowitz
Manager for ALO

1. Jam Cruise vibe. The entire experience created by Annabel, Mark, Josh and the Jam Cruise team.
2. ALO and Friends acoustic show in the Piazza. Incredible, intimate performance with members of Hot Buttered Rum and Railroad Earth.
3. Garage a Benevento Sunday night show. Mind, body, and soul shaking show.

Alison Lewis
1. Patterson Hood.
2. Singing in Karl D's Super Jam.
3. Patterson Hood, again...


The New Mastersounds :: Jam Cruise 2007 by Weintrob
Pete Shand
The New Mastersounds

1. Bass In Your Face Workshop.
2. Sitting in with Galactic.
3. Jam room on the last night jamming with Elgin Parks from Greyboy Allstars, and Fuzz from Deep Banana Blackout.
4. I Also loved the Dirty Dozen gig on the Pool Deck.

Simon Allen
The New Mastersounds

1. Our three hour set in the Cotton Club with sit-ins from Karl D and George Porter on the first night.
2. Los Amigos Invisibles - my favourite band on the boat.
3. 70s night. The hot outfits all over the boat. I just had my Austin Powers glasses and I was set.


SuperDee with Perpetual Groove
Jam Cruise 2007 by Dave Vann
Matt McDonald
Perpetual Groove

1. Seeing Brock Butler play with the Disco Biscuits.
2. Having Deanne Herman play with us.
3. Hosting a Crapshoot game in which nothing but industry people showed up. What a bunch of degenerates we all are. Fortunately people won big!

Ben Ferguson :: Tour Manager
Perpetual Groove

1. Spreading out on sun chairs with our entire crew after a long night to listen to Brock's voice carry across the deck of the ship during his beautiful solo set. Wish it was longer!
2. The Jam Room – don't even know where to begin!
3. The abundance of Pink Floyd on the boat – Brock's set, the Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee.

Eric Gerber :: Manager - Royal Artist Group
1. Derek Trucks in the Theatre.
2. Garage a Benevento in the Theatre.
3. BINGO! with Skerik.


Sounds of San Francisoc Grateful Dead Tribute
Jam Cruise 2007 by Dave Vann
J. Bau
Hard Head Management

1. Sounds of San Francisoc Grateful Dead Tribute. Pure bliss.
2. Karl D Super Jam. "Super Jams" usually mean a ton of musicians playing together for the first time, vamping on "Cissy Strut" for 30 minutes. Props to Karl for putting in the work to plan the players, songs and write out charts with changes and solo orders on them. Was a perfect set of classic funk and soul covers by some of the best musicians in the world.
3. The steam I took after coming back on the boat from Grand Turks to prep for the big night ahead. Never felt better.

Vince Iwinski :: Manager for Umphrey's McGee
1. Burning Spear with Umphrey's McGee creating the Jammin on Jam Cruise song that hasn't left my head yet.
2. Seeing the MSC Opera approach Grand Turk from miles away on the horizon as I sit on the beach waiting for it to arrive.
3. Annabel's engagement – classic!

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