Legendary Legion Jam #2

The second Legiondary jam was a blast.

On a stunning full-moon night, in the desert about 25 miles North of the Mexican border, a group of musicians – from Dallas, Austin, Fort Davis, Terlingua – got together to play music and hang out.

Word got around, and some of the locals showed up to join the party.

It’s a good thing it was a warm night.  There’s no way that everybody who showed up would have fit into the American Legion hall.

I took video – 2 cameras – which means there’s a total of 12 hours of video that somebody gets to wade through to find the good parts.  In the mean time, there were a LOT of photographers there.  Looking through my shots, I think I got some good ones.  I don’t have time to whup ’em into shape, so I’m just posting snapshots here to give you an idea of what the evening was like.

Thanks to all the pickers and singers who played for free.  You’ll be gratified to know that we raised almost $200 for the Crisis Breadbasket Center.  That will feed some people.

We’ll be doing Legiondary Jam #3 in February.  Check back here for dates and details.

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Townes Van Zandt Wake and Jam – Starlight Theatre

On New Year’s Day, Jon Hogan and Maria Moss hosted the 2nd annual Townes Van Zandt Wake and Jam at the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas.

It was a packed house and many notable musicians, including Butch Hancock, were there.   The music and emotion  transcended the atrocious PA mix.

It was a Terlingua-style jam, with a full stage of heart-felt pickin’ and remembering Townes.

Chris Baker, Butch Hancock, Emilie Klepper

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Pat O’Bryan’s Legendary Legion Jam #1

New Year’s Eve Eve, the night before New Year’s Eve, is traditionally a night when musicians get together and party.

Nobody has a gig the night before New Year’s Eve.

This started out as an idea I had to have a pickin’ party and get-together with my local musician friends.  Then, they invited some friends.  Then, word got around and some other pickers decided to come party with us.

I set up a small PA system and a video camera.

Production notes courtesy of David Shane Duke

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