How to Join the Blues Against Hunger Jam


Join the Jam
Fight hunger while preserving and promoting the blues, at some of America's finest breweries and taphouses. 


About the Jam
All Blues Against Hunger tours is a food drive campaign supported by The Blues Against Hunger Society (BAHS) and you, an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry through the preservation and promotion of blues music. Thank you for considering to join the Jam and help us fight hunger.  FIND OUT MORE - JOIN TODAY!


How to Jam?
Easy as 1-4-5
1 - REGISTER TO JAM
Select the city and date you want to jam from our events calendar and RSVP as a musician.
4 - KNOW YOUR BLUES
You will be jamming our favorite songs, all standard 145 blues tunes. Feel free to email us any other your favorite blues songs - bluesagainsthinger@gmail.com.

5 - MAKING YOU SHINE!
Once you've registered you will be contacted directly by email with a few questions to create a PLAYERS PAGE for you. Our goal is the greatest jamming experience for all. We want everyone to shine. You will be added alongside a growing list of blues musicians around the country that are joining the jam to fight hunger. 

What Do I Need?
  1. Your Instrument and instrument cable, please.
  2. Amps and extras are permitted - please let us know. As a registered musician, your registration email will provide this detailed information during the "Introduction" as described above in #5 
10 Jam Rules
  1. Everyone gets treated equally, and well.
  2. All musicians will be respected
  3. Everyone gets to play. Everyone who shows up and signs up to play gets to play. AS LONG AS, they signed up and show up before their show time. 
  4. Everyone gets a minimum of two to four songs.  
  5. TuneUp BEFORE you take the stage.
  6. Blues of all flavors welcome; country, rock and roll, Latin, and jazz.
  7. Spontaneity and improvisation are encouraged.
  8. All musicians will be identified and thanked during the show.
  9. Share space and don't crowd. Not all venues are large, so be considerate to all.
  10. Don't overplay, or play over other musicians, follow the band leader. 
Thank you for considering to
Join the Jam and help us fight hunger.  
FIND OUT MORE - JOIN TODAY!



Taken from the post Anatomy of a Blues Jam by Larry Berglas on PremierGuitar on a discussion of small amps.

Bill Machrone—“Blues jams are social events—people are there to see each other, eat some food, dance a slow groove, and sing a song like you mean it. You know the other players because you've probably played with them before—so it's cooperative, not competitive playing...a little restraint keeps the focus on the music, not the egos.” 

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