Jam Bands Essay

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jam Bands








I have played music for over 11 years and I have studied different types of music, like
Jazz and blues. But now there is a style that blends these two and more together. This
style is called Jam bands. They have been around for years but it did not have a name
until now. But it does not just have to do with the band it also has a lot to do with the
fans. There is a type of dress and things that they say. I will tell the type of dress,
the way the fans talk, and the different bands that are in the scene.

The fans mostly make the stuff that they have with patches and old pants. Now you can buy
them in the some stores but it is hard to find them. Shirts with band logos are also a big
thing. The next thing that they need are sandals, the best ones are Berkenstoks, this
brand is made in Germany and they form to your feet. Now let us look at the winter stuff.
The pants will be the same, and so will the shirt. But they also have big pull over
sweatshirt. But one of the best things are the hand knit hats and gloves that the people
sell at the shows. So there are different things to wear when you are at a show.

The way that the people talk is also different to the way that all other people talk.
There are many different slang words that people use to say what they want to. For
example, there are ways to say the name of different beers. People call a Newcasle a
Newky, and to ask for a Hinnican you would say simply a Hinny. There are also ways to tell
people how you are feeling. For example if you were feeling down you would say “I
feel low to the flow.” It sound a little strange but that is the way that they talk.
Another is to say my soil is high today, that would mean that you are in top spirits with
yourself. There are ways to put people in to a category like a stoner. A stoner is someone
who does to many drugs and talks very slow. It makes me mad to see all of those people
effect themselves. If you are always scared that something is going to happen, then you
are “sketched out.” These are some of the different things that you can say
when you are at a show.

Now that we have looked at the people we should look at what brings the people to the
shows, the bands. There are lots of band in the scene today and most of them sound
different then the others. Phish is the biggest Jam band of today; their shows make
millions of dollars a year. But they are taking a break for a few years so that they can
get all of the bad people out of the scene. Widespread Panic is also a very good band. The
have a very earthy tone to the music. The band itself has 6 members that makes up their
sound. The band has two drummers, two guitar players, a bass player, and one organ player.
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