A late December, cool, breezy Thursday night in Central Florida. A perfect setting for a free show, right?
Ok, so technically, this wasn’t a free show, but I know our entire crew (which is somewhere in the 20 range) were offered free tickets via The Plaza Live in the week leading up to it. I mean…we’re pretty awesome, but by all accounts, we weren’t the only ones to score legit freebies. Therein lies what makes being a jam music fan in Orlando so great…yet so difficult. The fan base just doesn’t have the concentration of most major cities of similar size, so we get skipped. A lot. But when we do get a show, we get it in a smaller venue than most others and you’re usually not fighting for dance space. We also have a really great underground jam scene rooted heavily in rock, funk, jazz and improv (just to name a few: Shak Nasti, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief) so even though our numbers are small, I feel like our scene is very appreciative and knowledgable. Ok. Stepping off the soapbox. Let’s get to the show! Continue reading