Fall 2012 Coffee Shop Jam

Fall 2012 Coffee Shop Jam

November 10, 2012 at the Q Cafe

This Jam featured a new, lean 'n mean format, inspired by the epic but exhausting 3-show Spring Jam (and the two 11-hour rehearsals that preceded it). This time around, each student was limited to choosing just one full-band song. If they wanted to play a second, it either needed to be a solo performance, or they needed to "sit in" on another students' song.

Though inspired by necessity, this format inspired some very cool collaborations. My favorite was the cover of the Foo Fighter's "Walk," featuring three young musicians: Jack on guitar and vocals, Tess on drums, and her brother Sean on bass.

So many great performances---it's hard to choose favorites. I did especially enjoy playing on Lisa's hilarious blues original, "Letting Myself Go." Connor and Owen's cover of "Supernaut" by Black Sabbath rocked hard, and highlighted Owen's growing skills in an epic drum solo. Axel's original ukulele instrumental "Flying Water" was haunting, as was Gary's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire."

The videos of this Jam were processed on my new Mac, so they're now available in 1080HD, and have improved sound quality.

Visit my YouTube Channel to see all my Jam videos.

The Videos

Show 1: 12pm - 2pm

"Mama Taught Me Better" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“CKC” (Original)

“Egyptian Song” (Original)
“Flying Water” (Original)

“You Standing With Me” (Original)

Emma and Ethan
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Ethan and Luca
“Clocks” by Coldplay

“Eidelweiss” from Sound of Music

Jack and Finn
“Rent” from Rent

“Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” by The Smiths

“Letting Myself Go” (Original)

Jack and Soleil
“The Dirt Whispered” by Rise Against

Denali and Jack
“Inside Out” by Eve 6

“Help I’m Alive” by Metric

Jack, Tess, and Sean
“Walk” by The Foo Fighters

Show 2: 3pm - 5pm

“Brown Eyed Handsome Man" by Chuck Berry
“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye

“Five Hundred Miles” by Hedy West
“Bird on a Wire” by Leonard Cohen

“Follow Me” by John Denver
“Lodi” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Gray and DJ
“Holiday” by Green Day

“Brand New Cadillac” by The Clash

Connor and Owen
“Supernaut” by Black Sabbath
“Hit the Lights” by Metallica

Erik and Steve
“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” by The Beatles
“Calamity Song” by The Decemberists

“Pulaski” by Drive-By Truckers
“Hard Way Home” by Brandi Carlile

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