Jam Cruise 6: Adventure on the Very High Seas

Jam Cruise lobby:

Lobby

Soulive Sail Away Party:

Soulive

Soulive

Warren Haynes and Grace Potter followed up a performance of the Everyone Orchestra by teaming up for an acoustic version of Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman — by all accounts, this kicked quite a bit of ass:

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WarrenGrace

WarrenGrace

The man who never fails to explain how he and he alone invented reggae music, and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear him explain how he invented the concept of a lido deck, mini-golf and the ocean, ladies and gentlemen, Toots & The Maytals:

Toots

Toots

The greatest cover band in the history of cover bands made it onto the boat — and Dark Star Orchestra played that first night with Lisa as Donna:

DSO

DSO

Toubab Krewe batted leadoff on Day Two, playing a fine set on the Pool Deck:

Toubab

Toubab

Bo Carper from New Monsoon and Dan Lebowitz of ALO:

NMandALO

If I could hang out with anyone, anywhere on that boat, it’d be a game of shuffleboard with Sharon Jones — that’d be quite the afternoon. Here, Ms. Jones can be seen makin’ the boat shake with her patented brand of struttin’ and cluckin’:

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

And now check out some videos of Ms. Jones & The Dap-Kings:

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Yonder Mountain String Band on the Pool Deck:

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YMSB

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YMSB with Jeff Coffin:

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Despite some lineup turnover throughout the past couple decades, the Funky Meters are still going strong:

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FunkyMeters

FunkyMeters

FunkyMeters

Not to be out-souled, Warren Haynes also played a set that evening before sitting in with New Monsoon:

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WarrenNewMonsoon

NewMonsoon

That second evening also featured Soulive in the Broadway Theater, and the trio brought up Karl Denson, Jeff Coffin and Skerik as part of its illustrious team of horns, as well as George Porter at one point:

Soulive

Soulive

Soulive

Toots & the Maytals hosted the Day Three Sail Away Party:

Toots

Toots

Day Three’s SuperJam included members of the Funky Meters, New Monsoon, Al from moe., Fishman, Robert Walter, Mike D, Brock from P Groove:

SuperJam

SuperJam

SuperJam

SuperJam

Give it up for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals:

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grace

Off to the Lyrica Lounge for Skerik, Mike D and George Porter (and I think I see a little Jeff Coffin in there as well):

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Lyrica

Late night Jam Room with Kimock, Fishman, Skerik, Adam from P-Groove – according to our sources, this went ’til 6AM, and the only message we got was “SICK!! Weekapaug jam with Fishman”:

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SuperJamFishman

SuperJamFishman

SuperJamFishman

Michael Franti & Spearhead probably asked the question we all know is coming — “How youuuuuuuu feeeeeeelin?”:

Spearhead

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Spearhead

Perpetual Groove, with Brock seemingly doing a Matisyahu impression:

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PGroove

Day Five also featured a supergroup paying tribute to David Bowie as part of the cruise’s ’80s Night theme — you can read more about it from Benjy Eisen’s Spinner piece, but we know Ron Johnson led a group that featured Jon Fishman, Al Schnier, Dan Lebowitz, Jeff Austin, Robert Walter, Grace Potter, Ivan Neville, Michael Franti, Karl Denson, and Jans Ingber, the former singer from Motet that Dave says KILLED the vocals, in a good way:

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So that’s it from where we sit — since we weren’t there ourselves, can you fill us in? Got a story from the boat? What was your favorite set or jam? Let’s hear it…

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13 thoughts on “Jam Cruise 6: Adventure on the Very High Seas

  1. Ben Reply

    What about The Bridge, winners of the TXT message contest to vote the last band on the boat?

  2. Bret Reply

    Jam Cruise was the most fun I’ve had since Phish tour, and nothing will top it until the BOYS are back in town! Dave, thank you so much for all of the great pictures, they bring back so many fun memories, especially of winning the “Perpetual Motion” award. You’re absolutely right, Jans Ingber did an amazing job on vocals on both the Bowie and Jamiroquai sets, I was so thrilled to see him and Garrett Sayers (Bass, The Motet) shine, they’re both truly incredible musicians and wonderful human beings!

  3. Some Dude Reply

    No Grace Potter bikini shots???

  4. dayjob1978 Reply

    I wonder if she wore her boots in the pool.

  5. Riise Reply

    No Col. Bruce bikini shots???

  6. Rafa B Reply

    Great photos, Dave…looks like an awesome time. Wish I didn’t get seasick so easily.

  7. juliecatcharabbit Reply

    Jam Cruise highlight was playing music for kids at an orphanage on Roatan with Matt Butler, Jon Fishman, Jeff Coffin, Tanya Shylock, the boys from New Monsoon and The Motet and more. Not a dry eye in the house.

  8. Janice Reply

    Nice pics!! Follow your heart, and your whole life will be an exploration!

    Peace, and thanks..

    Jbyrd

  9. Ace Cowboy Reply

    DOWNLOAD THE BOWIE NIGHT IN ITS ENTIRETY:

    http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=512314

    Oh! You Pretty Things
    01/07/2008
    Pool Deck – Jamcruise 6

    Source: MBHO603A/KA200N (DIN/Left Stack) > Segue Dogstar Silver XLRs > Busman-modded Marantz PMD-671 > WAV @ 16/44.1
    Transfer: WAV > Cool Edit Pro (FFT Filter – Kill Mic Rumble – wind noise) > CD Wave Editor > FLAC
    Taped & Transferred by: simpdawg [josh AT taperssection DOT com]

    Setlist:
    Disc 1
    1. Intro > Space Oddity
    2. Changes
    3. Golden Years
    4. Let’s Dance
    5. Queen Bitch
    6. Moonage Daydream
    7. Rebel Rebel
    8. Fame

    Disc 2
    1. Jean Genie
    2. Modern Love
    3. Hang On to Yourself
    4. Ziggy Stardust
    5. The Man Who Sold The World
    6. I’m Afraid of Americans
    7. Suffragette City
    8. All The Young Dudes

    Oh! You Pretty Things was:
    Al Schnier from moe.
    Jon Fishman from Phish
    Jans Ingber from The Motet
    Ron Johnson
    Robert Walter from Greyboy Allstars
    Jeff Austin from YMSB
    and other guests

  10. Danny D Reply

    I second the motion to throw some LOVE to the Bridge from Baltimore. These guys won a contest to join the likes of these legendary musicians and started a legend of their own.
    Many Kudos to everyone on ths ship for doin’ their part. I was blown away !! – DD

  11. Harry Reply

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