Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Les Claypool To Perform At Jammys

Grateful Dead, Phish among nominees for second annual improvised-rock awards.

The growing jamband scene’s stars — Phish, the Allman Brothers Band, Ratdog and Widespread Panic — will be off jamming elsewhere when the winners of the second annual Jammy Awards are announced June 28 at Roseland Ballroom in New York. Event organizers have nevertheless lined up an eclectic group of performers for the celebration.

The Derek Trucks Band will serve as the event’s house combo.

Primus’ Les Claypool, Junior Brown, Spearhead’s Michael Franti, the Tom Tom Club, Stanley Jordan, Soulive, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Col. Bruce Hampton, the Disco Biscuits, DJ Logic, Steve Kimock, Talib Kweli and the Jazz Mandolin Project will mostly perform cover versions drawn from the improvised-music tradition.
The Tom Tom Club and Franti have so far agreed to play something by Bob Marley together. Soulive, DJ Logic and Ndegeocello will also perform together at some point.
The Jammys were conceived in 2000 by Jambands.com editor-in-chief Dean Budnick and Wetlands Preserve club owner Peter Shapiro. Voting for this year’s winners is underway at Jambands.com and relix.com.

Jammy Awards nominees:
Jam of the Year

  • Allman Brothers Band, “Mountain Jam” (6/21/00)
  • Deep Banana Blackout (with the Motet, Living Daylights, Artis the Spoonman and Joe Craven), “El Sol” (7/1/00)
  • The Disco Biscuits, “Crystal Ball>Vassillios>Floodlights>Vassillios>Crystal Ball” (11/2/00)
  • Medeski Martin & Wood (with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), “Blue Pepper” (8/9/00)
  • moe. (with Joe Craven), “Timmy Tucker” (9/3/00)
  • Phil and Friends (with Mike Gordon), “Mountains of the Moon>Dark Star>I Am the Walrus>Dark Star” (12/31/00)
  • Phish, “Ghost>Rock and Roll” (5/22/00)
  • Phish, “Gotta Jibboo” (7/4/00)
  • Ratdog (with Les Claypool), “Bassplay Jam” (6/24/00)
  • Soulive (with John Scofield), “Scolive P-Funk” (6/22/00)
  • String Cheese Incident (with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), “Birdland” (5/5/00)
  • String Cheese Incident, “Ritual Jam” (7/15/00)
  • Widespread Panic, “Drums>Maggot Brain” (12/1/00)
    Live Performance of the Year
  • Allman Brothers Band, 7/30/00
  • Derek Trucks Band, 12/31/00
  • The Disco Biscuits, 11/2/00
  • Galactic, 12/31/00
  • Medeski Martin & Wood, 10/31/00
  • moe., 10/31/00
  • Oysterhead, 5/4/00
  • Phil and Friends, 12/31/00
  • Phish, 7/11/00
  • Phish, 9/29/00
  • Steve Kimock Band, 12/28/00
  • String Cheese Incident, 7/15/00
  • String Cheese Incident 12/21/00
  • Warren Haynes, Matt Abts and Friends, 9/21/00
  • Widespread Panic, 7/4/00
  • Widespread Panic, 10/29/00
    Release of the Year
  • Allman Brothers Band, Peakin’ at the Beacon
  • Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, Live Frogs — Set I
  • The Disco Biscuits, They Missed the Perfume
  • Fat Mama, Loadstar: Live at Theater 99
  • Frogwings, Croakin’ at Toad’s
  • Galactic, Late for the Future
  • Jerry Garcia Band, Don’t Let Go
  • Grateful Dead, Ladies and Gentlemen … the Grateful Dead: Fillmore East New York 1971
  • Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks Vol. 19
  • Medeski Martin & Wood, The Dropper
  • moe., Dither
  • The New Deal, Live From Guelph ON CAN
  • Phish, Farmhouse
  • Widespread Panic, Another Joyous Occasion
  • Keller Williams, Loop
  • Ratdog, Evening Moods
  • Soulive, Doin’ Something
  • Sound Tribe Sector 9, Live
  • Strangefolk, A Great Long While
    Studio Album of the Year
  • The Disco Biscuits, They Missed the Perfume
  • Galactic, Late for the Future
  • Medeski Martin & Wood, The Dropper
  • moe., Dither
  • Phish, Farmhouse
  • Ratdog, Evening Moods
  • Soulive, Doin’ Something
  • Strangefolk, A Great Long While
    Live Album of the Year (non-archival release)
  • Allman Brothers Band, Peakin’ at the Beacon
  • Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, Live Frogs — Set I
  • Fat Mama, Loadstar: Live at Theater 99
  • Frogwings, Croakin’ at Toad’s
  • The New Deal, Live Guelph ON CAN
  • Widespread Panic, Another Joyous Occasion
  • Keller Williams, Loop
  • Sound Tribe Sector 9, Live
    New Groove
  • Addison Groove Project
  • Ancient Harmony
  • Hanuman
  • RANA
  • Ray’s Music Exchange
  • Uncle Sammy
  • Yamagata
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
    Festival
  • Autumn Equinox Music Festival
  • Berkshire Mountain Music Festival
  • Big Wu Family Reunion
  • Full Moon Dream Dance
  • Gathering of the Vibes
  • High Sierra Music Festival
  • Hookahville
  • moe.down
    Fan web site
  • discobiscuits.net
  • friendsofcheese.com
  • mulezone.com
  • phish.net
  • phishhook.com
  • phantasytour.com
  • spreadnet.org