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(Open Friday or Saturday nights only if a show is scheduled)
Friday and Saturday Concerts 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday Blues Brunch 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Every Sunday Rain or Shine


Hosted by the PHILLY BLUES KINGS, featuring an open mic (12 to 1:30) for blues players followed by the Philly Blues Kings (1:30 to 3).

$4 at the Door, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

No reservations needed. Grab your favorite axe, a bottle of wine and some friends and head on over. Delicious brunch will be served all day. What a great way to begin the new week with a happy stomach and an ear full of some of the best blues in the east.


Saturday, January 27, 2018


Ben Arnold has an effectively grizzled, cobwebbed voice and a jones for stories linking underdogs to top dogs. As a singer, the Philadelphia resident slid, stabbed and pleaded. As a pianist, he bounded, shadowboxed and threatened to break into boogie woogie… Arnold looks like Rick Danko, sings somewhere between Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, rollicks like Garth Hudson and testifies like Robbie Robertson.”

Concert - $20 online advance / $22 door

Ben Arnold has toured throughout the United States and Europe with various line-ups both solo and with his rollicking live band. He has shared a stage with everyone from Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ben Folds and Lucinda Williams to Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton, David Johanson, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee and even a strangely mysterious week in Holland with Townes Van Zandt in the last year of his life. His lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he's been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the '80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Ben is also a member of US Rails, which tours regularly in Europe and has released 5 of their own records to date. 
After releasing an independent cd in the early 90's Ben was quickly signed to Ruffhouse/Columbia Records where he released "Almost Speechless" a slacker songwriter disc which opened him up to wider international audiences. He has since released several independent records as well as "Calico" on The String Cheese Incidents' label, SciFidelity Records, Nevermind My Blues on Ropeadope and "Simplify" on Blue Rose. 

His latest solo release "Lost Keys" is already drawing very positive reviews nationally and is in rotation quite regularly on Philadelphia's WXPN Radio. Featuring the songs "Stupid Love", "Nobody Hurtin' Like Me" and "When Love Fades Away", It is a collection of material drawn from the music of Motown, Stax, The Sound of Philadelphia and street corner Doo-Wop. WXPN Radio says "Lost Keys" is "A sleek and soulful work from a refined tunesmith. The brass arrangements paired with his husky baritone recall The Afghan Whigs’ New Orleans-rooted LP 1965; his self-described “sad guy drinking alone at the bar” ballads .(“Nobody Hurtin’ Like Me”) have a bit of Closing Time-era Tom Waits in them; and his pop nuggets are impossibly poppy, like the Randy Newman-esque bounce of “Stupid Love” that, I guarantee you, will be stuck in your head in the best possible way!"


Friday, February 2, 2018


“The Philly Blues Kings is straight-ahead, low-down, hard-driving, hip-shaking, and super-hot electric blues.....”

Concert - $16 online advance / $18 door

The Philly Blues Kings is the hard driving house band for Jamey's House of Music, and tonight is your chance to see them in full concert mode.

Fronted by the blues powerhouse, Gwen "PhilaDiva" Jackson, PBK delivers a wide range of blues styles from front porch delta to swinging electric Chicago. The band is comprised of seasoned veterans who live to play the blues. Gwen Jackson has sung with luminaries such as the Rolling Stones, Harry Belafonte, Sheryl Crow, Toots & the Maytals, Alisha Keyes, the Dave Matthews Band and Diana Ross. She sang lead on Broadway with Riverdance, and toured the world with Cirque du Soleil. Harp player, Carol Moog, is a fixture on the Philly blues circuit and has been dubbed "a huge sound in a small package." David "Bluesman" Reiter is equally adept on keys and guitar and has backed some of the biggest names in blues for decades. Bassman, Jamey Reilly, is the man behind Jamey' House of Music, and has been a force to be reckoned with in the bottom registers for more than a few blues performers. Holding time is the superlative drummer, Bill Marconi, who is well known in international musical circles as a teacher and performer.


Friday, February 9, 2018


“Three world-traveled young singer-songwriters from different parts of the country will weave a tapestry of original music and song, with messages of hope for the world."

Concert - $15 online advance / $17 door

Calen is a versatile singer-songwriter and guitarist from Portland Maine with a hearty appetite for catchy melodies, infectious rhythms and emotive lyrics that describe his socially conscious worldview, penchant for travel and longing for connection. 

Coming from a background in classical music, studied on the clarinet and piano, he has seen and toured in 40 states and 14 countries, and held jobs in youth development and sustainability, all of which contribute to the themes of his songs and his unique perspective as a writer. Calen has released several albums.


Ami Yares. The MUSIC hails from the east & west, rooted in the sounds of a pastoral upbringing in the sprawling suburbs of the Garden State juxtaposed against the sounds, stories, & struggles of the seaside city of Jaffa.  

The MUSICIAN simply wants to move you with music. Ami (pronounced AH-mee) has been described as "a cross between  Randy Newman and David Broza. He has traveled all over the world and spent a significant amount of time using music to build peace and promote social change. Ami's performances capture your body, heart and mind. It's old music; it's new music. It's the music. Come inside for a listen.

The EDUCATOR uses music as a lens to understand society, culture and ultimately, ourselves. Let's move our minds as much as we move our bodies to music. Inroads to empathy and mutual understanding form through the sharing of song and rhythm. It is not only a passion to Ami but an obligation to embolden music in powerful and transformative educational experiences.


Jackson Howard’s neo-folk weaves Paul Simon’s lyrics over Tommy Emmanuel’s fingerpicking. Jackson has toured the US, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands, sharing bills with Nicholas David and Moushimi (The Voice), and Nick Jameson of Foghat among others. His latest release, Just for the Mysteryrecorded at Dark Horse Studios, has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and Europe and has been licensed by MTV, E!, Discovery, and Netflix among other TV networks for use in their programming.

Having earned a PhD and worked in research prior to his music career, many of Jackson’s songs deal with change and our eternal search for self. After juggling a job at Washington University in St. Louis with an ever growing performance schedule, Howard ultimately left academia in 2015 to focus his energies on his music full time. Introspective yet generalizable, his lyrics touch regret, hope, self-deception, and love – both vacuous and real.

“This guy writes with such substantial depth – eliminating all pretension – that he could easily be the one to save our current crop of pop songs from its dire state of superficiality.” ~Tunedloud.com

“You can bet John Mayer has nothing on this guy, trust me. …  I broke the repeat button, and I want to hear more!” ~ Skope Magazine


Friday, February 23, 2018


“One of the finest singer-songwriters in the blues / Americana / roots music world.”
- Blues Matters Magazine

Concert - $18 online advance / $20 door

“Peter Karp is a star. From his muscular slide guitar soloing to his observational and oh-so-true songwriting, and, most of all, that soulful expressive voice of his, dripping with innuendo. Dude’s entertaining as hell.” Goldmine Magazine

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Pianist. Bandleader.  Operating within the fiery brand of roots/blues music that Karp calls "Soul-influenced Americana-Blues rock."  The music is crackling with smart and witty lyrics.  His ability to give the audience such a great time while doing it is refreshing.

“Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.” - Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones

Karp first saw national attention when guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones recorded and toured with Karp on his third indie release.  Signed to Blind Pig Records he released several other albums, including two with Sue Foley, that worked their way to the top of the Blues and Billboard Charts.  A common theme they possess is Karp’s heartfelt, critically acclaimed songwriting amidst a group of masterful musicians.

Karp emulates the power and soul of Springsteen, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Otis Redding, putting on a highly entertaining show.

“Karp is his own man, an artist who blends roots music styles into something that transcends blues, country, R&B and swamp, John Prine’s wordplay, Joe Ely’s rocking instincts, Billy Joe Shaver’s fatalistic outlook.”  - J. Poet – Allmusic.com


Saturday, February 24, 2018

with Austin McRae

“If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby."

Concert - $20 online advance / $22 door

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award - Solo division - given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.

Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style.  Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says "Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away" and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for 6 years. In 2010 Walker won the NY Music Award for 'Best Instrumental CD,' sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins among many others.

Walker has recently released eight instructional guitar DVD's for the world famous company Homespun Tapes which have been getting rave reviews. His latest CD release - Mileage -has been getting all kinds of wonderful reviews in the traditional roots music world.

Carnegie Hall acknowledged his rare talents and  hired him to augment and teach in their "American Roots" program aimed at honor level middle school students.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure - but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas,Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.


Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter residing in Ithaca, NY.  He has showcased his music regionally at venues such as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Turtle Hill Folk Festival (New Voices Showcase), Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the Arts, Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic, Funk 'n Waffles and other area venues.  His debut album, Bats in the Attic, won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Folk Recording of 2015.  He was recently selected to showcase his work in the Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in Stamford, CT.  His work has also been featured on a variety of radio stations and shows, including the Sundilla Radio Hour, hosted by Kelly Walker.


Friday, March 2, 2018


“A fun evening featuring a pair of local folkies and a pair of touring Irish ladies"

Concert - $15 online advance / $17 door

Kicking Down Doors sprung out of the original music composed by Autumn Walden and Ernie Tokay.

"In many ways, Philly-area country folk combo Kicking Down Doors got together by accident.Singer-lyricist Autumn Walden came across singer-guitarist Ernie Tokay at his Little Spiders Have Big Dreams Studio in Chester County. Before they’d even known each other for a day, they’d already written a song together. The two musicians clicked so readily and had such a productive streak of writing music together that the project quickly became a functioning band”  remarked John Vettese of the Key Sessions on WXPN 88.5 FM.

"Once we acquired a dozen songs or so, we decided to take our new project out to the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 2013 to see how people would respond to our live music. We found that people really enjoyed our songs, and even more so, we got a real charge out of playing our original material! This year, we’re continuing the musical ride with some wonderful musicians like Stacy Weathers, Brian Flanagan, Steve Wheelock, and Vincent Feliciano! We don't feel constrained by genre. And many times, we don’t know how a song or project is going to come out until we complete it. We can produce a folk song, a blues tune, or a rocking number equally well as the mood calls for, and that’s truly exciting!"


Brenda comes from a rich background of traditional Irish music in Co. Meath. Growing up, there was plenty of music and dancing in her house - her father Noel plays banjo and her mother Lily was known to participate in the odd set dance. Younger siblings Emily and Paul also play fiddle and uilleann pipes.

Brenda has several All-Ireland Fleadh titles to her name both in solo and group competitions. She has just returned from a series of concerts in New York and is currently based in Dublin city centre where she regularly performs and teaches music. She is in the states for a year on a performer's visa with Mick Moloney and Green Fields of America. She'll be appearing with an amazing harpist and vocalist whose name is at present unknown.


Niamh is harp player, singer, composer and arranger from County Limerick. She completed her undergraduate degree in Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy, UL, in 2014. During that time Niamh spent one semester at the Sibelius Academy for the Arts in Helsinki. Since graduating she has recorded and performed with various groups including AnTara, Sionna and Hoodman Blind. All of these groups are rooted in traditional music but take influence from various genres including Indian classical music, medieval song and electronic music. Niamh has a passion mixed media performances and has been involved in the arrangement and performance of music for contemporary dance performances such as IN LiMBO (Kristyn Fontanella) and The Second Coming (Fidget Feet) as well as radio documentaries and poetry readings.


Saturday, March 3, 2018


“He writes and sings songs about love and hate, angels and demons and the universal struggle to feel safe under the stars."

Concert - $15 online advance / $20 door

JD Malone calls himself a dad, husband, brother, son, brother, friend and recovering philosopher. He left out extraordinary musician and frontman for the well-oiled Experts. He carries a varied past that included playing sports and a stint in the Navy. After he left his roots in Bennington VT, he traveled widely where he finally settled in Philadelphia - got married, got a job, had kids, and found a fruitful creative outlet in music. He fronted Steamroller Picnic in the 90's, and from there formed relationships with some of Philly's top players, who eventually became his long time cohort, the Experts - which include Avery Coffee, Jim Miades, Tommy Geddes, and Nate Gonzalez... and Tom Hampton when he is in town.

His music is solid country tinged roadhouse rock, delivered with authority and driving swing. His numerous albums have been well received, and he is an all time favorite with live crowds. We are happy to have him back.


Saturday, June 23, 2018


“From the first note of Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo A La Turk, to the final chord of Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Sons Of Pitches deliver an album which makes each and every track their “pitch” (or something which rhymes with that!). For these purveyors of “cowboy jazz”, let’s hope Sons Of Pitches will keep exploring the wild prairie for a long time to come...”

Concert - $18 online advance / $20 door

Always challenging their collective internal status quo with fresh ideas and new perspectives, Sons of Pitches bring their own brand of improvisation to the stage for a thrilling live event.  Their instrumental country jazz originals, and unique arrangements of standards affectionately called “Cowboy Jazz,” provide a musical landscape for staking their claim and pushing on to new frontiers. They swing, they rip, they dip, they dive, they fly…they melt hearts & faces.

Sons of Pitches hail from the Mason Dixon line on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border where Pheil owns a recording studio.  The band released its first self-titled album in November 2016.  Collectively, Sons of Pitches has thousands of shows under its belt.  The band has already received high praise for its live shows, varied set lists, and inspiring musicianship.  Their goal is to create music for ordinary folks.  Their brand of improvisation is meant to be visceral and tactile: music for the people. 



"BY FAR the best live music venue on the East Coast"

"Last night we debuted at Jamey Reilly’s Jamey’a House of Music. Jamey has outdone himself. He has an incredible backline, and the sound, which he engineers is exquisite. Working with Jamey helps make performing seamless. He knows what he is doing and is an excellent communicator. He is also a musician, which helps a great deal (the man has ears). The food at this venue is incredible. The flavor-I can’t begin to find the words to express how excellent it is. If you have not been to Jamey’s House of Music, get down there, catch a show. Get there early and enjoy the amazing cuisine. It will blow your mind."

"This small room is by far the best sounding music venue I've ever experienced. It's a truly exceptional labor of love..."

"THE place to Jam!!! Jamey is the man, the myth, the legend. Great equipment & exceptional drum set."

"We've played every kind of venue imaginable on several world tours, and I have to tell you that this is probably the best venue we have ever played. It's simply brilliant. Thank you for everything done to perfection."

"I tell everyone about Jamey and Jamey's House of Music. Everyone in Nashville knows about this place. I play some of the best rooms in the world, like the Bluebird, Douglas Corner, Third and Lindsley, places with great sound systems, and nothing beats the sound in this room. ...This is my favorite place to play in the whole world."

"The sound is absolutely perfect. I could hear every note of every instrument. Just incredible."

"Best. Venue. Ever."

"... a dream performance space. Perfect acoustics, top quality production values, a visually lovely setting, and an overall aesthetic ambience that, like a tea ceremony, lifts every gesture to it's highest level. It's perfection, both for the audience and the performers."

"Totally going again soon! A++++++!!!"

"I can't even explain how delicious everything was."

"One word. ..incredible!"

"Awesome food..."

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