5 Jam Acts On Jam In The Van
More than 700 diverse musical acts have held sessions for the self-described “world’s first solar powered music discovery vehicle” Jam In The Van. With over 250 sessions conducted each year, the mobile recording facility often captures jam scene performers doing what they do best: playing live music.
A pair of recent installments of Jam In The Van featured Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Yonder Mountain String Band and this installment of Sunday Cinema examines five other jam-leaning performances held for the ongoing video series.
Last year moe. set up at Jam In The Van headquarters in Los Angeles for a session while they were touring the West Coast. The quintet played classic originals “Nebraska,” “Shoot First” and “Moth.” Watch guitarist Al Schnier lead the group through “Moth” below:
Another 2016 session featured The Infamous Stringdusters also at Jam In The Van’s L.A. HQ. Guest vocalists Aoife O’Donovan and Nicki Bluhm were brought into augment the set. Bluhm and The ‘Dusters can be seen below performing “Still The One”:
Well-established funk group Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe made their appearance on Jam In The Van in 2014. Karl D led his ensemble at the Bottlerock Music Festival in Napa Valley on “Ashley’s Roachclip” and “My Baby Likes To Boogaloo.” The session also featured KDTU playing “Grenadiers,” watch it here:
Jam In The Van was at High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California in 2014 and captured a performance by Greensky Bluegrass. The Michigan-based quintet offered up “Worried About The Weather,” “Wheel Hoss” and “Jaywalking.” Check out GSB’s JITV rendition of “Jaywalking below:
North Mississippi Allstars were at the 2013 High Sierra Music Festival when they set up for a Jam In The Van set. Cody Dickinson and Luther Dickinson were joined by Lightnin Malcolm for their bluesy session. The trio played “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and “ML” as well as “Mississippi Bollweevil” which can be viewed below: