How to Join the Blues Against Hunger Jam

Join the Jam
Fight hunger while preserving and promoting the blues with musicians from all over the whole.

About the Jam
All Blues Against Hunger tours are food drive campaigns supported by The Blues Against Hunger Society (BAHS) and YOU. BAHS is an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry through the preservation and promotion of blues music. Thank you for considering to join the BAHS Jam and help fight hunger! What to find out how to join the jam? 

How to Join the Jam?
It is easy as 1-4-5.
Scroll to the event calendar and select the city and date you want to jam with us, CLICK the event date and REGISTER as a musician.

You will be jamming with us and many of our favorite songs, all standard 1-4-5 blues tunes. Feel free to email us any other of your favorite blues songs -

Once you've registered you will be contacted directly by email with a few questions to create your bio for the PLAYERS PAGE. 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 please bring a few instrument cables.
  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 Joining the Jam and helping to fight hunger.  

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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