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(Friday or Saturday nights open only if a show is scheduled)
Friday and Saturday Concerts 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday Blues Brunch 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Every Sunday Rain or Shine

SUNDAY BLUES BRUNCH AND BLUES JAM SESSION


Hosted by the PHILLY BLUES KINGS, featuring two sets of flaming hot blues (12 to 2) followed by an open mic (2 to 4:30) for blues players.


$4 at the Door, 11:30 am to 4:30 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.

http://www.phillyblueskings.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

PHILLY GUMBO


"not just irresistible but positively transcendent."
-The Philadelphia City Paper

CONCERT - $16 Online/$18 Door, 8:00 pm



Philly Gumbo has been the foremost exponent of New Orleans music in the Philadelphia area and has been thrilling audiences at major venues and festivals with an intoxicating mix of New Orleans R & B, blues, funk, reggae and Mardi Gras anthems. Led by the power-house vocals of India Rex, the band’s performances are the next best thing to being at Jazz Fest. Twice recognized by Philadelphia Magazine in the annual “Best of Philadelphia” issues, Philly Gumbo delivers joyous music that is dance-inducing as well as listener-friendly.

“the area's tastiest musical ragout of New Orleans parish soul, blues, reggae and dense funk"   
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"On South St. Philly Gumbo ruled the funk scene when The Roots were mere seedlings"
-Vintage Guitar Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/pg/phillygumbo/

Saturday, October 28, 2017

LILI ANEL BAND


"A Music Visionary"

CONCERT - $15 Online/$17 Door, 8:00 pm

Philadelphia resident Lili Añel released her latest recording Another Place, Another Time to excellent reviews and regular rotation on WRTI 90.1 FM, Philadelphia’s premier Jazz radio station (featured on the Jazz Hot 11 Countdown for 14 weeks, with 2 weeks in the #1 spot). As well, she was well received across the U.S. making the JazzPlaylist.

Once again teaming up with fellow musician and co-producer Dale Melton, the 2017 release of “Another Place, Another Time” is an EP of 6 songs: 2 songs, “Forgotten” and “I’ll Never Forget You” penned by Añel, 2 co-written with her twin sister, Barbara “Another Place, Another Time” and “I Don’t Care (Groucho’s Blues)” and 2 covers. One cover, “Traffic Jam In A One Horse Town” was written by her friend Philadelphia guitarist Jef Lee Johnson who passed away in 2013. “I decided when Jef left us that I would always include one of his songs on my records. I know he felt he wasn’t heard while he was still here. His music is so amazing and has had such an effect on me, I want to share it with the world. My hope is that people will seek his music out after hearing my renditions.” The second cover, which Lili first heard on a Nina Simone recording, “It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine” is a gospel hymn about deliverance, written by Blind Willie Johnson. Anel’s take includes a bridge she added which includes the line “…if I sing my heart is rejoicing…” putting a positive spin on the mostly fundamental lyric, along with her uplifting vocal delivery.

I am performing with Dale Melton - Keys/B3, Jeffrey Blount-bass (elec.) and Jonathan Whitney, drums/percussion.

http://www.lilianel.org

Saturday, November 4, 2017

MEGHAN CARY
CD Release Concert

with the BOB BEACH TRIO

"Seek this one out."
- Billboard Magazine


CONCERT - $15 Online/$18 Door, 8:00 pm

"Sing Louder!" is recorded, mixed, mastered and off to be pressed.....it's time to celebrate!!! It's time to raise the roof, raise a toast, and of course, raise your voice!

"Sing Louder!" has YOU all over it. Even if you weren't physically in the studio with us, your energy, passion and commitment to being heard above the noise, is all over this record. My music is brought to life by your listening...and your singing, dancing, laughing, and crying along.

Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song, and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.”

Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally. After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded an Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, and even Bruce Springsteen.

Sing every day
Sing out loud sing out clear
If you don't know the words
Sing Louder!

Line up:
Meghan Cary
Peter Farrell
Jocko MacNelly
Quint Lange
Stacy Weathers
Bob Beach

and of course...a few special guests to be announced soon!!

http://www.meghancary.com

A unique teaming of musicians has created a singular sound. The music of The Bob Beach Trio is rooted in the double bass and assorted percussion instruments of Dave and Angie Nelson. To complete this sound Bob Beach adds vocals, harmonica and flute. The sound created by this trio highlights the essentials of each song. Teaming two classically trained musicians with a self taught “folk” musician has accomplished an excellent combination of rhythm and feel. The Bob Beach Trio is:

Dave Nelson A native of the Philadelphia area, David Nelson was born in Bucks County Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He attended Temple University for his Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance and now resides outside of Philadelphia. David has made a career of free-lance percussion and timpani work both in the Philadelphia area and around the world.

Angela Zator Nelson was appointed as Section Percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist to the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. A native of the Chicago area, she graduated from the Northwestern University School of Music. She then continued her education in Philadelphia at Temple University where her principal instructor was Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra, whom she later replaced. Angela graduated in 2001 with her Masters degree in Music Performance.

Bob Beach has been singing and playing harmonica and flute professionally for more than 30 years. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Bob relocated to Western PA after high school. From 1976 to 1997 Bob worked in bands and other musical projects based in the city of Pittsburgh. While there Bob was a mainstay of the blues, rock and country scenes. In 1997 Bob came back to Philadelphia and has continued performing and recording. He has supported a number of local and touring musicians, both live and in the studio.

https://www.reverbnation.com/bobbeach

Saturday, November 11, 2017

DIRK HAMILTON


"One of the few legitimate poets on the scene."
-New York Press

CONCERT - $15 Online/$17 Door, 8:00 pm


“I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

By the early 70’s, he was playing professionally in nightclubs in the San Joaquin and Central Valleys and in the San Francisco Bay Area. In ’74, he moved to LA where he eventually signed with ABC records thanks to Steely Dan producer Gary Katz who produced his first album, ‘You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right’. Dirk went on to record 3 more major label records, another one for ABC (‘Alias i’) and two for Elektra (‘Meet Me at the Crux’ and ‘Thug of Love’). He toured the country with his band for 5 years receiving good and rave reviews for his records and live performances but somehow never became a huge commercial success.

In the early 80’s, Dirk traded the record business for a seat at ‘The Shamrock’ a bar below a boxing gym in Stockton, California. To this day he says it was ‘the best deal I ever made’. When he ran out of money, he painted walls and guarded sugar as a rent-a-cop at the Holly Sugar plant near Tracy, California. Eventually he became a counselor for emotionally disturbed teenagers and joined a cover band with his buddy Dave Halford. During the following two years he rediscovered his calling as a songwriter, quit his counseling job and began playing solo in coffee houses and clubs with a new band.

In the decades that followed, Dirk toured Europe and the US every year, playing solo and with bands, and released 14 more CDs on Appaloosa, Fan Club and Comet Records in Italy, also on CORE (Nashville) and his own Acoustic Rock Records in the US.

Dirk currently lives in Texas, still writing and performing. His latest CD is called ‘Touch and Go”.

http://www.dirkhamilton.com

Friday, November 17, 2017

CHUCK ANDERSON TRIO
Featuring Coreen

CONCERT - $20 Online/$22 Door, 8:00 pm

Chuck Anderson is a world renowned concert jazz guitarist, composer, educator, author, and lecturer. He has worked extensively in the concert field as a jazz artist. His original writing differentiates Chuck from most concert jazz guitarists in the field today. As an educator and author, he brings enormous experience to master classes, private teaching, lectures, clinics and workshops.

Eric Schreiber is a very versatile, experienced bass player. He has recently added a unique form of upright bass playing to his arsenal. Whether the feel is driving and powerful or needs the sensitivity of a ballad, Eric makes a major contribution to the Trio.

Ed Rick is one of those rare drummers who can play effectively at all volume levels. This is a critical skill with the Trio's emphasis on dynamics. From swing, to jazz waltz to bossa to ballad, Ed blends with the bass to provide excitement as well as great rhythmic stability and propulsion.

The Trio is currently ranked #1 locally, nationally and internationally in the jazz genre on Reverbnation, the world's largest musician website.

https://www.chuckandersonjazzguitar.com/

Saturday, November 18, 2017

DEB CALLAHAN BAND

"Sweet Soul reveals the Philadelphia singer-songwriter to be in full possession of her abilities, confident, relaxed, yet pulsing with verve."
-Living Blues Magazine

CONCERT - $16 Online/$18 Door, 8:00 pm

Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s.  During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice to deliver an exciting live show. Her 2002 debut CD “If the Blues Had Wings” was featured as the hot debut in the October/November 2004 issue of Blues Revue Magazine.  Blues Revue referred to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raved “Philly’s Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to graduate to the next level”.

Deb released her 5th CD “Sweet Soul” Sept 1, 2015 on Blue Pearl Records. The CD, produced by renowned producer and drummer Tony Braunagel, was recorded at Ultratone Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Deb and guitar player Allen James  traveled to Los Angeles in February 2015 to record the tracks with an all star studio line-up including Johnny Lee Schell, engineering and slide guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Reggie McBride on bass, Braunagel on drums and James on guitar. This group of LA musicians have recorded and toured with performers such as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal so it was a truly wonderful experience to play with and learn from each one.

http://www.debcallahanband.com

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DAN MAY BAND


"The annual Birthdaypalooza concert is back!!"

CONCERT - $18 Online/$20 Door, 8:00 pm


Singer-songwriter Dan May’s career path has taken more twists and turns than a corkscrew in a hurricane. He has worked as a grave-digger, television cameraman, short-order cook, nuclear missile security guard, gas station attendant, ice cream truck driver, delivery man, amusement park worker and greenhouse laborer; all before the age of 25.

While studying music composition in college, he inadvertently stumbled upon an international opera career that forced him to leave a promising future as a songwriter behind. Cut to 15 years later, and after a vocal cord surgery that left him no longer able to meet the demands of opera, Dan returned to doing what he does best; writing and performing his own songs.

Dan May has a way of crafting a song that immediately resonates with the listener.  Referred to by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a master storyteller," he's released 6 albums of Americana songs in a short 10-year span, and his latest CD, "Heartland," like the other five, has met with critical acclaim.  And whether those songs are about pain or joy, the listener feels like a part of the story being sung.  In addition to his songs, his live shows include excerpts read from his new book "Adventures In Grocery Shopping, named as one "Best Books of 2016" by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

https://www.danmaycd.com/

Saturday, December 9, 2017

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT
& THE TRAIN


BB King Entertainer and Band of the Year, and three time Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year!

CONCERT - $30 Online/$35 Door, 8:00 pm


One of the most exciting piano performers on the roots music scene today, Wainwright has been making a very big name for himself. Known for his raucous, high-octane boogie-woogie performances, Victor is a crowd pleaser with Memphis soul to spare. As American Blues News put it, "he is always entertaining and madly talented.  You will never see Victor play a room and not go over with the crowd in a big way."

Victor consistently places in the top ten in every blues and roots chart, and has earned a place alongside greats like Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Tab Benoit, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Little Milton, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown & Bobby ‘Blue” Bland."

Victor Wainwright and the Train is: Victor Wainwright - Lead Vocals and Keyboards, Terrence Grayson - Bass Guitar and Vocals, Patrick Harrington - Guitar and Vocals, Billy Dean - Drums and Vocals.

http://victorwainwright.com/

Sunday, December 31, 2017

MINAS QUARTET
A Night in Rio!


"A New Year's Eve Celebration - Lansdowne Style!"

CONCERT - $40 Online/$45 Door
8:30 pm to 10:30 pm - dinner, 10:30 pm to 1:00 am Minas in Concert.


A very special New Year's Eve - Lansdowne Style is in the works, so mark your calendars now! Featuring Lansdowne's own Minas, great Brazilian recipes from Jamey's kitchen, BYOB and YOU! We're bringing Carnaval and a taste of Rio to New Year's Eve!

Minas Quartet featuring Orlando Haddad (guitar, vocals, percussion), Patricia K. Haddad (keys, vocals, percussion), Jim Stager (bass, percussion), Tom Cohen (drums, percussion)

Featuring core-members Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, internationally acclaimed Minas is one of the most established Brazilian Jazz musical groups in the US today. With a few decades experience performing and recording, the music of Minas creates an intimate and unforgettable musical tapestry that transports and inspires listeners. Indicated for 3 Grammy awards for their 2009 CD release Bossa Nova Day, and 4 Grammies for the 2015 Symphony in Bossa, Minas has performed in Brazil, Scotland, and in US major national venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1978 when Orlando and Patricia were students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, drawing from Brazilian traditions of samba, bossa nova, baião, axé, combined with American jazz, blues, and folk, as well as classical music, Minas mixes north and south seamlessly.

Jamey's House of Music will whip up Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish. It is a hearty stew featuring rice, beans (with meat or vegetarian), collard greens, oranges, farofa. Bauru sandwiches will also be available. This is Brazil's answer to the Philly cheesesteak, and features roast beef (or vegetarian beef) smothered with mozzarella, tomatoes and pickles on a Portugese roll.

As always, it is BYOB, so remember the champagne for the stroke of midnight. Go ahead and dress up... it’s Carnaval in Lansdowne!

http://www.minasmusic.com/


YOU SAID IT...

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

"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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Jamey's House of Music
32 S. Lansdowne Ave. Lansdowne PA 19050
Call or text - 215.477.9985 • Fax - 215-879-1457
jamey@jameyshouseofmusic.com

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