High quality five color silk screened Champion all cotton t-shirts are now available in sizes medium through XXL, in black... at a low price of $20 each.
Be the first on your block to own one of these beautiful shirts, and let your friends know that you support independent music in high style! T-shirts are only available during shows, which adds to their collectability!
The 1st Wednesday of Every Month
Jamey's House of Music is a voting corporate member of the Blues Foundation and honors performers who preserve and extend the joy and sorrow of the Blues. We open our doors the first Wednesdays of every month from 7pm to 10 pm free of charge to invite both players and lovers to join for a few hours in an intimate concert-like environment to enjoy the spontaneous expression of the USA's original musical art-form. The Blues Jam is hosted by Jamey Reilly and WXPN's Jonny Meister, host of "Blues and Beyond" and the "Blues Show."
Guest players should plan to do 1 or 2 songs. Blues music only! There will be a sign-up sheet by the door for your name and instrument. The Philly blues kings will play the first and third 45 minute sets, and guest players will play for the second hour and a half set. We make it easy for players by supplying a full sound system, drum kit, keyboard, and several amplifiers. All you need to bring is your favorite instrument. All levels of proficiency are welcome... from seasoned professional players to amateurs with a story to tell. Solo and acoustic artists are accommodated as well.
The PHILLY BLUES KINGS features:
Georgie "The Blacksmith" Bonds" - vocals and guitar
David "Bluesman" Reiter - 7 string lead guitar and vocals
Jamey Reilly - 5 string fretted and fretless bass guitar
Gary Hyde - harmonica
David Madora - drums
The Blues found its voice in the deep south from the Mississippi Delta to Memphis Tennessee during the times of African-American slavery, when field workers would holler and moan to break the heat and monotony of cruel work under the hot sun... often communicating spiritual sentiments, social commentary, personal tragedy or news of escape in the underground railway.
From these early traditions of one man with a guitar, steeped in the rhythms of Africa, came influences from places as diverse as the Celtic Isles, France and the Carribean which blended to create a style of music that developed regional inflections which came to be known as "Folk, Country, Delta, Texas, Memphis, Barrel House, Chicago, East Coast, Electric, Piedmont, Jump, Swamp, Boogie, etc.". From the raw and earthy power of the Blues emerged the genres of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock 'n' Roll. Having come full-circle, the Blues has finally earned worldwide respect, with broad appeal to audiences and players of all races and social statures.
Many of the founders and popularizers of Blues music are still with us or recently passed. Greats like BB King, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rodgers, Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Blind Lemon Jefferson, JB Lenoir, and so many more old-timers. Modern adherents of the tradition have carried the Blues into the present day and given it new sounds... including Paul Butterfield, John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Susan Tedeschi, Shemika Copeland, Joe Bonamassa, Samuel James, Keb Mo, Magic Slim, Deb Callahan, Don Evans, Danielle Miraglia and Rory Block, among many others. Echoes of the Blues can be heard in almost all popular music today.
Our listening room holds 60 guests comfortably, and we welcome aficionados to come, kick back and enjoy an evening of good music and good company. BYO snacks and drinks are welcome.
Come and enjoy!
We would like to gratefully acknowlege the able assistance of our friend GREG GAUGHAN each week. Greg hosts the "Roots Rock Review" show on Z88.9FM when he's not busy welcoming guests to the PSALM Salon, and hosting our internet broadcasts.
Jamey's is honored to host one of our BFF's!
GENE SHAY PRESENTS
Intimate evenings with the world renowned, Grammy nominated "Grandfather of Folk" featuring stories, jokes, artist interviews and performances by artists of Gene's choice... from the avant garde to the legendary, all in Philadelphia's best listening room.
Gene Shay Presents will continue the long and storied tradition of Gene Shay as the pre-eminent exponent of folk music in America over the last 50 years. Gene is the founder and original emcee of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has worked in advertising or radio for much of his career, most notably as the host of the Folk Show and the wide ranging Folk Alley on WXPN. Gene is on the board of the Grammys, and has been instrumental in the careers of many of the top names in folk music. He continues to discover and nurture musical talent from around the world and loves to share the joy of good music.
Jamey's is delighted to announce
BLUES AND BEYOND with JONNY MEISTER
IIt's been said that rock, pop, country, jazz and R&B are just branches of a tree whose roots are buried deep in the mud of the Mississippi Delta. To honor those roots Jonny presents showcase performances with some of the finest names in America's original music traditions.
Jonny Meister has hosted "The Blues Show" on WXPN in Philadelphia since 1977. The show was selected for a "Best Of Philly" award in 1996 from Philadelphia Magazine. Jonny won a "KeepingThe Blues Alive" award from The Blues Foundation in 2000 for work in public radio. The show covers blues from a 90-year history of recordings, and is one of the few places where present-day blues artists can be heard regularly and information about blues concerts and events, as well as trends and developments, is plentiful.
Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. His interest in blues grew and he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians who drew heavily on the blues and their promoters.
Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the recent PBS film series The Blues.
We are delighted to have Mike Lynch as our official house photographer. Mike will shoot selected shows, and post the images on his website, www.mikelynchphoto.com.
Images will be available for a reasonable fee to artists and concert guests. If you want to make sure that Mike will shoot your performance, contact Jamey in advance. He can also do sessions in his studio prior to your performance.
Mike has a great technical skill, and has a knack for getting just the right shot. Check out his website for details and samples of his work.