Jam In The Dam announced their line-up for the upcoming show in Amsterdam on March 21-23, 2010 at The Melkweg. It is one not to be missed. I'm rather pleased to see Mr. Claypool on the list. Oh, I do love me some Les and to see him at The Melkweg will be all kinds of mind blowing.
The line-up is as follows: Umphrey's McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Les Claypool, The New Mastersounds, The Bridge and an acoustic show by Bayliss and Austin. That is quite a chunk of musical nirvana to experience in a town like Amsterdam. And I promise there will be no mud, roadblocks, drug dogs or rude cops to harsh your mellow.
I highly encourage anyone who has not visited the wonderful city of Amsterdam to venture forth and make the trip across the pond. It is one of my favorite cities. Museums, fine food, great beer and the wonderful ambience of civilized culture make for an experience not soon forgotten. Where else can you get baked, eat a 5 star meal and then go stand 3 feet away from an original Rembrandt in his studio? For an artist, that can damn near be an orgasm inducing spiritual experience. I get warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.
Did I mention the coffeeshoppes? Being able to stroll up to the counter and have your choice of the HIGHest quality herb in the world is a bit surreal. The laid back chill of the place can not be described, just experienced. Ah, if we were only so sensible in America.
Tickets go on sale July 29th. I'll be working up a new poster and shirt for the event. Judy and I will see you there.