November 25, 2009

Jam Bands and a Newly Found Direction

This is a site dedicated to the jam band genre. It was created for Scott Currie's MUS1910W at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2008. The site consits of three papers discussing the expansive genre that is jam band. In the first a concert performed on September 26, 2008 is analyzed, where bands Wookiefoot and The High Strung Sting Band played. The second paper is focused on the jam band tradition and the performance practices of the tradition, it also discusses a new sub-genre of jam--livetronica--which is what the third and final part of this site focuses on. In this paper the electronic jam song "Flower Sermon" is analyzed, which is by Philidelphia based band Lotus.


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Lotus playing "Livingston Storm"