There were a lot of “usual suspects” on stage, as well as a few new faces: Ted, James, and Greg were 1st timers and were delightful.
There was also a little drama, which has led to the “No Whiners, No Banjos” rule which will be strictly enforced at future jams.
Jeremy, of the Austin Bike Zoo was in Attendance, along with a full house of Ranch and South County characters.
The food situation was sketchy for a while, Ron brought crawfish and there was whiskey fudge… all hopes for a balanced meal were seemingly dashed until Bobby showed up with BBQ pork, brisket, and sloppy joe fixin’s.
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.
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.