A great jam on a sweltering hot evening. 19 jammers in total.
We tried hard to cool the room before the jam but to no avail, but did manage to keep the shutter doors open thanks to all the bands playing quietly. Thanks!
Our guest artist was Shakey Vick, joined by two of his close musical friends, Steve Taylor and Alan Vincent.
House band: Shakey Vick [harp+vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [gtrs] / Steve Taylor [bass] and Reg Patten [drums]
The Roll Of Honour:
Great to see so many guitarists back at the C&H - and our lone drummer, Phil Overhead.
With both Steve and Alan knowing Shakey's songs it was a simple matter for Reg and me to follow along. Shakey started with two standards, "Key To The Highway" and "Help Me". Next were two lesser know songs, "Oh Baby" followed by "I Can't Be Satisfied". Shakey finished the set with a slow blues, "Standing Round Crying". With the volume kept to a minimum it was a most enjoyable laid-back set. Many thanks to Shakey.
There followed three bands led by Mitch Palmer, Bonnie Taylor and Mark Sibley. At this point we were asked by Brent Porlaine if he could do a solo acoustic set. This is normally not allowed at the C&H as there are many Singer/Songwriter jams around. As he had travelled all the way from Melbourne, though, we acceded to his request.
At this point, the PA decided to die on us in the sweltering heat. Alan Vincent came to the rescue with a fan to cool down the amplifier, and we were back in business. As Shakey was keen to catch an early train, he then performed an earlier set with some of our jammers. At the end of the evening there were still a few jammers to squeeze in, so one last band brought us to 11:30 and no time for the house band to return.
Many thanks to Gus and Chris for taking photos, to Ernie and Richard for helping with gear and of course to Vera for organising the bands.
Next week we have Emanuele Fizzotti as our guest artist, and hopefully jam boss Terry Duggan will be back in the house band.
Thanks for enduring the stifling heat - hope to see you very soon!
C+H Blues Jam
C+H Blues Jam