I’ve been away too long from Walter’s weekly blues jam at Patrick’s Pub, which always brings in a great crowd and a good group of musicians each week. All the different blues jams around town are unique and draw in a different mix of musicians from each other, and this jam is always lively, jammin and a good time! I will be back more often 😉
Last night’s jam started at 9pm with members of the house jam band (who give up their spots to other musicians who come in after the first set) and last night they included Johnny Vernazza on guitar, Victor Marquez on guitar, Jim Reeves on bass guitar, Matt Taylor on drums, Tim Sutherland on keyboard, Chuck Arcilla playing the sax, Lampchops (Carlos Serrano) on trumpet and Phil Lozano on trombone. Most of these guys have their own bands, and you can find them around town on other nights.
In this clip, Victor Marquez takes the lead with BB King cover song Why I Sing the Blues.
And in this clip, Johnny Vernazza leads and sings Buddy Guy’s cover song Talk to Me Baby.