Jam – 2009-05-27 – Carroll’s

DCC_6344_edited-1It was Wednesday night and Scott informed us several weeks ago that he would not be able to make this weeks jam. He is in Anguilla on vacation and I’m sure the Patron is moving from the bar to his liver as a fast pace. 

This gave us the opportunity to have Coffee-Boy and Trister join us for what is almost a Terez reunion but without Terez. We knew we would only have Trister for a portion of the night but we had to make the most of it that we could. We opened with a standard Trister night opening of the Halfstep followed by a Brother Esau. Coffee was giving us some serious cowbell during the Esau. Birdsong followed and was really nice and the rest of the night continued in a very positive manner. 

Short of Coffee and Trister being considered guests, the only real guest we had was Scott Bayer who was there for the Eyes/Estimated combo. Scott was never there at a time where he could communicate with any of us except maybe Rich and this is a statement that can be made at anytime, whether playing music or not. Thankfully, I don’t even think he broke out his harmonica. 


Kevin is giving us some indications that he may not be able to play the next couple of weeks due to the Bar Mitzvah of his son Dylan. We are going to have to remain flexible in order to keep the jamming moving forward. Bayside Mitch may be called into action if he is available. 

We had a few big songs segments including an Eyes/Estimated and a surprising Help/Slip/Franklins. I thought Andy was done for the night and then he gave us the Help Slip Franklins. In addition, he played the final lead with of the Franklins with some ferocity that said, “I really don’t want to put my guitar down”. Rich made Andy play a Next Time You See Me before he was allowed to go. 


When it was time for Andy to go, it was also time for Coffee to go. I think before Trsiter had his guitar off his shoulder Coffee-Boy was already in the elevator heading home. Actually, Kevin, Rich and I hung out for the last hour and played a few as a trio without any drumming. Some was good, some was bad, but it was music being made nevertheless. We did the Russian Lullaby, Dark Hollow, Wharf Rat and a Ripple in this format. 


Thanks to Rich as usual for recording the evening and posting them.  The music is available at the following location



Time will tell what the next several week bring us so staying tuned is the only way to know.

Jam March 18, 2009 Carroll’s

dcc_0243_edited-1This was a jam in Studio #3 at Carroll’s where we were planning on having a mini Bayside reunion with Alan on guitar and Coffee on drums.   Half way through the day Kevin had to bail on the jam so with our Bayside contingent already in place, it was easy, so it seems to add, Bayside Mitch as the 3rd Baysider.  It was Bayside-stein and it was a lot of fun.  So it was 6 of us in the big room but we were able to feel a little small at points.  Actually for a little at the beginning, we were 7 and for the most part it was a Deadstein first to jam with a horn player. Al brought his Luddite friend Howard the horn player to jam with us.  It was also fun.  Mitch played well and it was great that he was able to make it on such short notice.  It usually took him a few measures to get the groove but once it happened we made real music.  It was good I was able to lend him my book for most of the night.


We started the jam with a jam in E that I transitioned into Minglewood that worked well, but I made the mistake of setting up the PA thinking Howard was channel #2 when he was really #1 and I was #2, but the point being that I had my gain turned way down on my mic accidental and when I sang the Minglewood I blew my voice out for the rest of the night,  I paying for it today with a sore throat.  I spent some time showing Al some Shakedown things before we played and it turned out to be a pretty good song.

I thought Coffee and Scott really grooved well showing an extraordinarily amount of patience on some of the slow songs like the Simple Twist of Fate.  I hope we get the music because it was nice but I heard both Mitchell and Rich discussing issues with their recording setups.  Mitch was forgetting to hit record and Rich was hoping his batteries would last the jam.

You can find this weeks music in MP3 format at the following link or just put your cursor over the song links below and use WordPress’ built in streaming music  player.  Thanks to Rich for recording and posting these files.





Jam 2008-12-23 Carroll’s

2008-11-14_larryanddrummersDecember 23, 2008 at Carroll’s.  I was there, of course,  with the returning duo of Coffee and Trister followed by  Kevin, Scott, Rich.  I recall my brother Jay stopped by with his new girlfirend Andrea who I met for the first time that night. I sent them running with my rendition of a Looks Like Rain.  It probably really wasn’t too bad.  She and Jay came by my house for Christmas Day festivities a couple of days later.  It was all Chanuka if you recall.

To listen to the even’s music use the link below:


Larry, Trister, Kevin, Scott, Rich



Jam 2008-12-17 Carroll’s

2008-11-08_0586December 17, 2008 at Carroll’s and we attracted a big band.  This was Deadstein with guests, old and new.  First we had Trsiter on lead and he brought his buddy Halfstep Scott who was playing his newly acquired Bob Weir Ibanez. tree of life beauty.  In addition, Coffee came back for a week and so did Scott’s friend Andrew playing sax and flute.  He had a classic Jerry Garcia Songbook version 1 or 2.  Real retro. It was a big festival for everyone.  I also took a few videos so check them out as I post them.  The music is provided in the links below.


Larry, Scott, Coffee, Kevin, Trister, Scott from Halfstep and Andrew, Stu was a guest 

I played a few songs with the Bob Weir guitar and it was really cool.  It wad a 3-channel EQ and was made with beautiful craftmanship.  It was quite the instrument.







Jam 2008-07-30 at Carroll’s

SUNYA Tunnel Vision

A happy bunch

A happy bunch.

This looks like the big reunion jam with both Coffee and Trister joining us once again to jam and enjoy our good time with Michael, our old Albany alum.   We haven’t been together for quite a while and big things are predicted.

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