Thread: Mtn. Jam line up

plqmule - 1/20/2010 at 08:09 PM

I just received the new Relix mag. in the mail, on the back page is an ad for the Mtn. Jam. It lists 7 bands as an initial line up.

Gov't Mule (2 nights)
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Avett Brothers
Toots & The Maytalls
Dave Mason
Lettuce
Alo

It says 40 bands on 4 stages.


jbpats0823 - 1/20/2010 at 08:29 PM

I hope this is incorrect or they are holding out for one more large act. This doesnt come close to Wannee if this is true...
Booked tickets for New Orleans Jazz Fest week 1 instead of Wannee thinking mnt jam would be somewhat similar... already having so many regrets on so many levels.


leedogg14 - 1/20/2010 at 09:01 PM

That is just 7 of 40 bands - wait until the lineup announcement tommorow morning - I am sure there is alot of great stuff in store!


sixty8 - 1/20/2010 at 10:55 PM

Are they gonna announce a headline for Sunday??? Sunday's lineup is gonna have to rival last years or I'm only gonna do Friday and Saturday for Mule this year. Last year's Saturday lineup was brutal. Why does Wanee get such killer acts while MJ get much smaller unknown bands. I don't mind a few of them but I also want some of the heavy hitters like Wanee get.


jbpats0823 - 1/20/2010 at 11:08 PM

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Are they gonna announce a headline for Sunday??? Sunday's lineup is gonna have to rival last years or I'm only gonna do Friday and Saturday for Mule this year. Last year's Saturday lineup was brutal. Why does Wanee get such killer acts while MJ get much smaller unknown bands. I don't mind a few of them but I also want some of the heavy hitters like Wanee get.


Couldnt agree more... Wanee's line up is insane. At this point in my life i would probably take two nights of mule before two nights of ABB. However, having widespread open up for ABB two nights in a row on top of Mule, DT, Black Keys, Hot tuna Bob Weir etc. etc. and all this for the same price as mountain jam? It makes no sense.
I know this is the "initial" line up but that is really what mnt jam needs to sell tickets, you need to throw out a heavy hitter. DTB played sunday afternoon last year. Now you have his new unheard band 2nd on the initial line up list followed by a five "meh's."
Unless Mnt throws in some heavy hitters I am sitting this one out. For now this show is not worth the cost of admission.


Mule75 - 1/20/2010 at 11:30 PM

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Now you have his new unheard band 2nd on the initial line up list followed by a five "meh's."


If you think Lettuce is a "meh", you have never heard them, or you don't like funk.
They're one of the best live bands going right now.


IPowrie - 1/20/2010 at 11:52 PM

If this is the intial lineup I think its some solid bands


dougrhon - 1/21/2010 at 03:07 AM

It's worth it for Mule alone. That said I would like to see Widespread Panic. I can think of no reason they should not close unless they are considered too big for the size of the festival.


ruffianale - 1/21/2010 at 03:19 AM

Panic may close but they are not a huge draw at all in the Norhteast. They barely filled the Pavilion 2-3 years ago at Bethel Woods and NO ONE was on the lawn. Last year they played a double bill with the ABB and together only drew 4K. They also had trouble filling the Palace in Albany. I'd love to see them though; much preferred to another Dead type Sunday.


jbpats0823 - 1/21/2010 at 12:39 PM

Initial line up was accurate... However more added than what was mentioned. I have a little more interest then I did yesterday, but still feel they need to add one more blockbuster to the mix. Love Dark Star Orchestra, and Les Claypool will be cool. Unfortunately Matisyahu is Garbage.

http://mountainjam.com/?page=line_up



WharfRat - 1/21/2010 at 12:58 PM

Pretty weak for my tastes...

Pass.


moemoe6434 - 1/21/2010 at 01:18 PM

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Pretty weak for my tastes...

Pass.




LOL you are passing on only 7 bands being announced? Hmm, okay.


Quinn - 1/21/2010 at 01:30 PM

interesting


sole - 1/21/2010 at 01:42 PM

Wanee in my opinion is FAR SUPERIOR to Mountain Jam.
Definitely will be buying tickets to Wanee NOW !!


RobJohnson - 1/21/2010 at 01:51 PM

"If you think Lettuce is a "meh", you have never heard them, or you don't like funk.
They're one of the best live bands going right now."

Very true. Lettuce may not be well known in the ABB scene, but they are as good as it gets. I am sure they will make a lot of new fans at Mountain Jam, and look out for my article about guitarist Eric Krasno in the next issue of Hittin' The Note.

I also feel that some people might not be giving Toots and the Maytals and Dave Mason as much credit as they deserve. You are talking about two genuine living legends there.


UNCLEJON75 - 1/21/2010 at 02:27 PM

Very cool to see The Avett Brothers on the line up.


jbpats0823 - 1/21/2010 at 02:40 PM


I also feel that some people might not be giving Toots and the Maytals and Dave Mason as much credit as they deserve. You are talking about two genuine living legends there.




Will definitely give Lettuce a listen. As for Toots, saw him 4 years ago at a Reggae fest. One of the most boring performers i have ever seen in my life. That was a huge disappointment for me considering "harder they come" is one of my all time favorite albums and he contributed a lot to it.
As for Dave Mason. Saw him play with the Brothers a couple of years ago and did not like him. But to each his own.

Like I mentioned I think adding Dark Star and Les Claypool was huge and I will probably still go, however if anybody thinks this compares to Wannee in the least they are out of their minds. IMO


absnj - 1/21/2010 at 02:55 PM

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Panic may close but they are not a huge draw at all in the Norhteast. They barely filled the Pavilion 2-3 years ago at Bethel Woods and NO ONE was on the lawn. Last year they played a double bill with the ABB and together only drew 4K. They also had trouble filling the Palace in Albany. I'd love to see them though; much preferred to another Dead type Sunday.


They sold out three nights in a row at Radio City a couple of years ago, so if they didn't sell Bethel or the Palace, you may have to give the promoter or the economy some of the blame.

The ABB Panic shows sold pretty well in the other shed venues. For my taste the combo was much better than the ABB-Ratdog.

I'm gonna spend the money to fly to Wanee rather than drive to Mountain Jam. Dave Mason and Toots may be legends, but so are Johnny Winter, Dr. John, Stephen Stills, Hot Tuna, and Chuck Leavell.

While Lettuce may be funky, at Wanee we are talking George Clinton, The Funky Meters, The Wailers, Ivan Neville’s and the Lee Boys. That's FUNKY!


Chain - 1/21/2010 at 04:49 PM

Anyone know the actual Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi band line-up? Who, exactly, is in the band?


Smattermonnat - 1/21/2010 at 05:23 PM

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Anyone know the actual Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi band line-up? Who, exactly, is in the band?

Derek, Susan, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, Geddy Lee, & Jaimoe

[Edited on 1/21/2010 by Smattermonnat]


leafsfan - 1/21/2010 at 05:28 PM

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Anyone know the actual Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi band line-up? Who, exactly, is in the band?
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Derek, Susan, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, Geddy Lee, & Jaimoe

[Edited on 1/21/2010 by Smattermonnat]



Thats Funny, and Mister Bert Reynolds and Dolly Parton


dadof2 - 1/21/2010 at 05:49 PM

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"If you think Lettuce is a "meh", you have never heard them, or you don't like funk.
They're one of the best live bands going right now."

Very true. Lettuce may not be well known in the ABB scene, but they are as good as it gets. I am sure they will make a lot of new fans at Mountain Jam, and look out for my article about guitarist Eric Krasno in the next issue of Hittin' The Note.

I also feel that some people might not be giving Toots and the Maytals and Dave Mason as much credit as they deserve. You are talking about two genuine living legends there.



i would love to hear a cd of the Wanee Funk lineup rather than Lettuce--it's comparing the minor leaguers to the majors--after all,George Clinton,The Wailers,Ivan Neville,The Lee Boys, & The Funky Meters...WOW That's big time--personally Lettuce does little for me,but if you dig it,enjoy it!

Toots is good, although having seen most of the NYE Beacon Mule shows,the least interesting night was with Toots. Dave Mason is good & he's nice to see...but till the whole list comes out it's hard to conclude if it'll be worth listening live...or just sit back & listen to lots of Wanee music


dougrhon - 1/21/2010 at 06:27 PM

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Panic may close but they are not a huge draw at all in the Norhteast. They barely filled the Pavilion 2-3 years ago at Bethel Woods and NO ONE was on the lawn. Last year they played a double bill with the ABB and together only drew 4K. They also had trouble filling the Palace in Albany. I'd love to see them though; much preferred to another Dead type Sunday.


They are very popular in New York. They routinely sell out three shows at Radio City. And they have the kind of national following that might show up for a 2 set headline at a late spring festival. I doubt spreadheads would travel in just to see a single set double bill with the ABB.


sixty8 - 1/21/2010 at 07:32 PM

I am not at all excited with the MJ lineup so far. I may just pass this year and use that $$$ to go on a few Mule and or DT/ST Band road trips. I could go to four or five summer Mule shows in the area for what I spend on MJ.

The Wanee lineup is killer!!!!!!! I wish I could afford that.

[Edited on 1/21/2010 by sixty8]


absnj - 1/21/2010 at 07:35 PM

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"If you think Lettuce is a "meh", you have never heard them, or you don't like funk.
They're one of the best live bands going right now."

Very true. Lettuce may not be well known in the ABB scene, but they are as good as it gets. I am sure they will make a lot of new fans at Mountain Jam, and look out for my article about guitarist Eric Krasno in the next issue of Hittin' The Note.

I also feel that some people might not be giving Toots and the Maytals and Dave Mason as much credit as they deserve. You are talking about two genuine living legends there.



i would love to hear a cd of the Wanee Funk lineup rather than Lettuce--it's comparing the minor leaguers to the majors--after all,George Clinton,The Wailers,Ivan Neville,The Lee Boys, & The Funky Meters...WOW That's big time--personally Lettuce does little for me,but if you dig it,enjoy it!

Toots is good, although having seen most of the NYE Beacon Mule shows,the least interesting night was with Toots. Dave Mason is good & he's nice to see...but till the whole list comes out it's hard to conclude if it'll be worth listening live...or just sit back & listen to lots of Wanee music


Agreed, as I posted above: filet mignon versus veggies...


bluedad - 1/21/2010 at 07:42 PM

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Anyone know the actual Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi band line-up? Who, exactly, is in the band?

Derek, Susan, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, Geddy Lee, & Jaimoe

[Edited on 1/21/2010 by Smattermonnat]


lmao


Mule75 - 1/21/2010 at 08:27 PM

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i would love to hear a cd of the Wanee Funk lineup rather than Lettuce--it's comparing the minor leaguers to the majors--after all,George Clinton,The Wailers,Ivan Neville,The Lee Boys, & The Funky Meters...WOW That's big time--personally Lettuce does little for me,but if you dig it,enjoy it!

Toots is good, although having seen most of the NYE Beacon Mule shows,the least interesting night was with Toots. Dave Mason is good & he's nice to see...but till the whole list comes out it's hard to conclude if it'll be worth listening live...or just sit back & listen to lots of Wanee music
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Agreed, as I posted above: filet mignon versus veggies...


Well...The Wailers and Lee Boys aren't funk bands. George Clinton's "act" is kind of a freakshow. GC is, what? 70 years old??? I will take nothing away from George Porter Jr. He is one of my favorite musicians. But the Funky Meters are NOT The Meters of the early 70s.
Lettuce is a band at the TOP of their game. The funkiest band in the land at this time in history.
You boys don't know what the funk you're talking about

...All that said, this year's Wanee is one of the greatest lineups I've ever seen. If I didn't already have a flight to Jazzfest, I'd really be on the fence.


absnj - 1/21/2010 at 10:23 PM

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i would love to hear a cd of the Wanee Funk lineup rather than Lettuce--it's comparing the minor leaguers to the majors--after all,George Clinton,The Wailers,Ivan Neville,The Lee Boys, & The Funky Meters...WOW That's big time--personally Lettuce does little for me,but if you dig it,enjoy it!

Toots is good, although having seen most of the NYE Beacon Mule shows,the least interesting night was with Toots. Dave Mason is good & he's nice to see...but till the whole list comes out it's hard to conclude if it'll be worth listening live...or just sit back & listen to lots of Wanee music
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Agreed, as I posted above: filet mignon versus veggies...


Well...The Wailers and Lee Boys aren't funk bands. George Clinton's "act" is kind of a freakshow. GC is, what? 70 years old??? I will take nothing away from George Porter Jr. He is one of my favorite musicians. But the Funky Meters are NOT The Meters of the early 70s.
Lettuce is a band at the TOP of their game. The funkiest band in the land at this time in history.
You boys don't know what the funk you're talking about

...All that said, this year's Wanee is one of the greatest lineups I've ever seen. If I didn't already have a flight to Jazzfest, I'd really be on the fence.


Thanks for the education. I am sorry I will miss out on the Lettuce experience.


WharfRat - 1/21/2010 at 11:06 PM

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Pretty weak for my tastes...

Pass.




LOL you are passing on only 7 bands being announced? Hmm, okay.


No.. I was looking at the lineup announced this morning


RobJohnson - 1/21/2010 at 11:19 PM

Well, obviously everyone has a right to their opinion, but I find it kind of amusing that people consider Lettuce to not be in the same "league" as the Funky Meters..especially when you consider that Eric Krasno has played several gigs as a MEMBER of the Funky Meters! Besides that, George Porter has played with Krasno in a million other settings, including the all-star funk revue with Stax legend William Bell at the last Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.

And of course, Krasno and Deitch were recently recording at Derek's home studio, and Derek has told me to my face how much he loves playing with Lettuce and Soulive. Hittin' The Note's own Joe Bell told me the other day that Derek told him once that Eric Krasno is one of a handful of musicians who are ALWAYS welcome to sit in with him.

Then again, maybe you guys are right, and Derek Trucks and George Porter are wrong


leafsfan - 1/21/2010 at 11:27 PM

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Anyone know the actual Derek Trucks/ Susan Tedeschi band line-up? Who, exactly, is in the band?
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Derek, Susan, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, Geddy Lee, & Jaimoe

[Edited on 1/21/2010 by Smattermonnat]
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lmao


What about EC??


Mule75 - 1/22/2010 at 12:02 AM

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Well, obviously everyone has a right to their opinion, but I find it kind of amusing that people consider Lettuce to not be in the same "league" as the Funky Meters..especially when you consider that Eric Krasno has played several gigs as a MEMBER of the Funky Meters! Besides that, George Porter has played with Krasno in a million other settings, including the all-star funk revue with Stax legend William Bell at the last Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.

And of course, Krasno and Deitch were recently recording at Derek's home studio, and Derek has told me to my face how much he loves playing with Lettuce and Soulive. Hittin' The Note's own Joe Bell told me the other day that Derek told him once that Eric Krasno is one of a handful of musicians who are ALWAYS welcome to sit in with him.

Then again, maybe you guys are right, and Derek Trucks and George Porter are wrong


Krasno is great. But lets not forget Alan Evans. He is one of the best organ players I have ever seen, an absolute animal. And Deitch is about as funky as a drummer can get.


ryanmccrary - 1/22/2010 at 12:05 AM

Lettuce is SICK, definitely one of the funkiest bands in the land right now. Krasno played xmas jam w/ a few folks and he has gotten so much better in the past few years. Don't throw them under the bus just because you haven't heard much or any of their tunes. Give them a chance the next time they're around.

That being said, Mountain Jam's lineup doesn't compare to Wanee this year. I am a MULE fanatic, but Wanee is the easy choice if it's an option. For the money, I would have rather hit the Mule Jamaica gigs than the current Mountain Jam lineup. The Spirit of the Suwanee Music park is home as far as festivals go. IMO you couldn't find a better place on earth for a show!!!


absnj - 1/22/2010 at 02:51 AM

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Well, obviously everyone has a right to their opinion, but I find it kind of amusing that people consider Lettuce to not be in the same "league" as the Funky Meters..especially when you consider that Eric Krasno has played several gigs as a MEMBER of the Funky Meters! Besides that, George Porter has played with Krasno in a million other settings, including the all-star funk revue with Stax legend William Bell at the last Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.

And of course, Krasno and Deitch were recently recording at Derek's home studio, and Derek has told me to my face how much he loves playing with Lettuce and Soulive. Hittin' The Note's own Joe Bell told me the other day that Derek told him once that Eric Krasno is one of a handful of musicians who are ALWAYS welcome to sit in with him.

Then again, maybe you guys are right, and Derek Trucks and George Porter are wrong


I have seen Krasno with the Funky meters and he is a good guitar player. I have seen Krasno several times sitting in with the DTB and once again, I would say his guitar playing is good.

On the other hand, Bernie Williams and Kid Rock played with the ABB, but that does not put them in the same league as Derek or Warren.

So I guess it is a matter of opinion


dadof2 - 1/22/2010 at 02:03 PM



Then again, maybe you guys are right, and Derek Trucks and George Porter are wrong






or,some of us have taste different then Derek--nothing wrong with that....i just don't care for Krasno's playing or for lettuce--no crime in that.....





Chain - 1/23/2010 at 07:36 PM

One of the acts announced for Mt. Jam, The Avett Brothers, will be on the PBS show Austin City Limits tonight. At least in my viewing area. Check your local PBS station for viewing times. They sounded good in the preview I just saw. We'll see.....I just thought I'd mention it to anyone cruising the site today.


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