There were a number of guitar players who showed up at the SpeakEasy blues jam Monday, and in this video they all jammed and did solos. From left to right, Jon Fai, Patrick Jarrell, Brandon Cerquedo and Fuzzy Rankins. Bob Prater was on bass and Bruce Hutcherson on drums.
Here is some video from Monday night’s blues jam at the Speakeasy. Fuzzy Rankins on lead guitar, Irakli Aladash on bass guitar and Patrick Jarrell on rhythm guitar, along with an out-of-town visitor, John Rokas, on drums.
Thanks to Irakli for sending me this clip.
I was away most of last week and missed catching the blues around town, so I hope to catch more of the bands and jams this week. Last night I stopped in at the Gaslamp SpeakEasy Monday night jam for the second set, and I got to hear these musicians jammin together with Fuzzy Rankins. It was a great set and this video is of their last song before the break.
On guitars with Fuzzy were Patrick Jerrell and Jon Fai (furthest to his right), Karl Bradley on drums (who did a solo in this video), Bob Prater on bass guitar, and behind Jon (where its hard to see him) was Justin Fools on harmonica.
Last night John January showed up at the SpeakEasy blues jam, and played the lead guitar and sang, along with Patrick Jerrell on rhythm guitar, Irakli Aladash on bass, Christine Gilardi on vocals and Karl Bradley on drums.
Not sure how to get the red-eye out of this iphone video. Couldn’t do it with my editing software. Anyone have a way to do this or to avoid it in the first place?
Later in the 3rd set, Fuzzy Rankins, who hosts the jam, finished up the night playing his cover song Down Home Blues, along with his drummer Bruce Hutcherson, and Bob Prater on bass, Patrick Jarrell on rhythm guitar, Justin Fools on harmonica, and a keyboardist I didn’t know.
The place was packed most of the night, so word is getting out how good this jam is! See you there next Monday.
I also stopped in at the Old School Blues Jam at the SpeakEasy, which is hosted on Monday nights by Fuzzy Rankins. He had his house bass player, Bob Prater, and his drummer, Bruce Hutherson, there as he usually does at the jam. And last night, Patrick Jarrell came in with his guitar to play with the guys. There was also a sax player I’ve seen before who joined in, but I didn’t get his name.