We spent two days in Sterling, VA at the Mid-Atlantic Jam. Due to the people and the talent, you really want to spend a week at the jams. Saturday morning came a bit too early since we tend to stay up pretty late playing and catching up with friends. Voodoo Shilton was hosting a looping demonstration, so I was up and at ‘em. It was fantastic to hear from Voodoo and to see him in action while he explained what he was doing and how he accomplishes his performances.
The afternoon is when the scheduled artist slots happened which are always a highlight. They go by too quickly and it’s an honor to play a set for our colleagues. AJ is laying down the foundation during our set in this pic.
Things really get crazy when random pairing occur. So, names are tossed in a hat and two names are pulled out. These two musicians figure out a song to perform together, practice a bit off in a corner somewhere, and a lot of times these performances are outstanding. Here, Troy performs “Fire and Rain” with Quai Franklin and AJ plays with Chris M. Thomas and Ed Lowell.
One of the people that is crucial to the success of most of the jams is Bruce Lomasky. Bruce supplies the audio stream, the video stream, the cameras, and many times the sound system. Bruce also documents the jams on film and we are usually lucky to get a professional photoshoot from Bruce. His pics have been staples for many of our promo pics in the last several years. Thanks Bruce!
— The Follow (@TheFollow) September 14, 2015