JLB @ DarkStar 05.24.16

After a long hiatus, the Jed Luckless Band finally returns to the stage with a new JLB 2.0 lineup! The last show the band played was over a year and half ago so it’s great to have JLB back! And back they went to where it all began at Darkstar in Secondlife.

Unfortunately, the bass player Kenny Kaufman could not make the show at the last minute, but as usual JLB trucked on in style, with veteran band member Mark Gutenplan playing bass, keys and guitar throughout the show. And of course with the introduction of Pete Martine on drums, the band’s newest member, already laying down great beats on the virtual kit. Despite missing a member and still working out the kinks of a new virtual venue, JLB 2.0 pulls off a fun show filled with classic originals, rockin’ cover tunes and a couple nice improv jams.

The first set kicks off strongly with a jammy three tune run featuring “Victim Of The Rhythm,” “Englishtown” and the Beatles song “Dear Prudence.” The theatrical “Ozone Blues” is featured mid-set, followed by a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Brown Eyed Women” which suffers from the lack of K-Man on vocals. The Jed instrumental “Valley Of The Saints” follows, but again msised something without the bass to drive it. The set wraps up with a JLB debut, the Phish song “Wolfman’s Brother,” which features a solid jam (although the studio levels peak out a bit on the recording).

Second set opens with an “acoustic” portion featuring the Luckless original “Far Gone Blues,” Gutenplan’s “Remember This Night” and a Bob Dylan birthday tribute of “She Belongs To Me.” A favorite JLB Phish pairing comes next with “Sand” and “Dirt” with one of the night’s highlights, a drum solo from Pete, sandwiched in between. The evening concludes with a couple of classic JLB originals.

All in all and in the face of some adversity, the band puts together a fun show and it’s a great preview of what’s to come for JLB 2.0! Enjoy 🙂

Jed Luckless Band 05.24.16


-Set 1- (47:30)
01. Intro (01:18)
02. Victim Of The Rhythm > (09:09)
03. Englishtown > (06:08)
04. Dear Prudence (06:18)
05. Ozone Blues (04:47)
06. Brown Eyed Women (04:21)
07. Valley Of The Saints (04:31)
08. Wolfman’s Brother (10:58)

-Set 2- (45:26)
01. Far Gone Blues (04:21)
02. She Belongs To Me (08:06)
03. Remember This Night (08:55)
04. Sand > (10:54)
05. Dirt (03:46)
06. Queen Lucille (03:45)
07. Still In Luv With U (05:39)

JLB @ Beach House Cafe 12.05.14

It seems like every time The Jed Luckless Band visits the Beach House, they run into a rainstorm. But the band always brings their own sunshine and lights up the joint with high energy rock & roll! This time out is no different, and JLB delivers a tasty show to the die hard fans and friends who braved the storm to come.

Set I opens with a particularly apt choice, the JLB original “The Freeze,” a tune written for December. Their original flag planted firm, the band quickly moves into a cover heavy set, launching into a hefty twelve minute Shakedown and including another three Grateful Dead tunes. Special guest “Edgemont Mike” joins on guitar for Ramble On Rose, as well as the JLB original “Englishtown” where he adds a nice Deady sound to the jam into “Rider.” A fun “Sneakin Sally” wraps up the first half.

Set II is considerably shorter, and focuses entirely on JLB originals. A mellow version of the Gutenplan penned “Road Trip” starts the set off, followed by the Luckless tune “Sugar Pop” with a nice spacey jam portion. But the highlight of the set is the nearly twenty minute “Saw Mill River” and “Far Gone Blues” combination, which splits the Kenny Kaufman original in half, inserting the blues rocker and an amazing progressive type jam driven by Eric Stramiello on the drums. A slowed down version of “STILWU” wraps up the show.

Another fun, rainy night in Greenwich, CT with the JLB and gang. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 12.05.14

-Set 1- (70:15)
01. The Freeze (06:08)
02. Shakedown Street (12:04)
03. Sand > (11:48)
04. Loser (08:01)
05. Ozone Blues (05:16)
06. Englishtown > (07:07)
07. I Know You Rider (05:31)
08. Ramble On Rose (07:40)
09. Sneakin Sally Through The Alley (06:35)

-Set 2- (39:00)
01. Road Trip (08:13)
02. Sugar Pop (06:28)
03. Saw Mill River > (07:41)
04. Far Gone Blues > (05:41)
05. SMR Reprise (06:47)
06. Still In Luv With U (04:48)


JLB @ The Bayou 09.26.14

The Jed Luckless Band returns to the Bayou, delivering a night of spicy jams and sizzling rock & roll to a crowd of old friends and new at one of their favorite venues.

The show starts off strong with the Phish classic “Bouncing Around The Room.” Unfortunately, the main recording of this was lost, so an audience version has been spliced here to maintain the setlist…the sound gets ALOT better on the second song, the original JLB tune “Sugar Pop.”

With the band warmed up, the first set starts to get jammy, with a nice version of the VU tune “Rock And Roll” paired with the Jed Luckless song “Still in Luv With U.” The set also features extended jams on the GRateful Dead’s “Eyes of the World” and Trey Anastasio’s “Sand,” also paired with Jed originals.

A shorter second set makes for fewer jams, but the set is highlighted by an impressive three tune run starting with “Englishtown,” the Mark Gutenplan tune which is fast becoming a standard JLB jam vehicle, and leading into “Not Fade Away” and “Victim of the Rhythm.”

This is a super fun show on JLB’s “home turf” with a nice mix of jams, covers and original music. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 09.26.14

-Set 1- (72:49)
01. Bouncing Around The Room (07:40)
02. Sugar Pop (04:51)
03. Rock And Roll > (09:21)
04. Still In Luv With U (04:31)
05. Ghost (07:09)
06. Far Gone Blues (04:25)
07. Eyes Of The World > (13:07)
08. The Freeze (05:44)
09. Sand > (11:03)
10. Ozone Blues (04:52)

-Set 2- (36:41)
01. Brown Eyed Women (05:25)
02. Englishtown > (08:51)
03. Not Fade Away > (05:45)
04. Victim Of The Rhythm (06:04)
05. Suzy Greenberg (05:45)
06. Queen Lucille (04:48)


JLB @ Hotel Chelsea 06.17.14

The JLB returns to the Virtual Hotel Cheslea on a warm Tuesday night for a “spirited” show full of surprises and wild jams.

Things get off to a slow start, as the band tries to iron out technical issues during the “Ozone” opener. But they quickly settle in with a nearly fifteen minute “Ghost” featuring some nice jamming, and continue the Phishy fun by launching into the VU tune “Rock and Roll.” Not content to let the music stop, the band finds their way into a surprise debut for JLB, the Grateful Dead’s “Playing In The Band.” They couple it with a Luckless original “Listen To The Angels.”

After a short breath (the two set show turned into one long set due to technical delays), the band launches into another of their originals, the JLB classic “Victim Of The Rhythm,” busting out a thirteen minute version. The show wraps up with a short bit of “Dirt” paired abruptly with “SILWU” and the requisite “Playing Reprise” tacked on for good measure.

A wild little show from the band that loves to keep on jammin. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 06.17.14

-Set 1- (68:36)
01. Ozone Blues (07:19)
02. Ghost > (14:42)
03. Rock And Roll > (09:15)
04. Playing In The Band > (06:08)
05. Listen To The Angels (05:19)
06. Victim Of The Rhythm (13:08)
07. Dirt > (03:05)
08. Still In Luv With U > (06:42)
09. Playing Reprise (02:55)


JLB @ Beach House Cafe 03.29.14

The Jed Luckless Band wraps up JLB March Madness with a return to the Beach House Cafe in Greenwich, CT! As usual it was a rainy night at on Sound Beach Avenue, but that didn’t keep the crowd from coming to party, and the band delivers, with a high energy show full of fun special guests.

Filling in on bass is Al Buonanno, and he does a stellar job right off the bat with with the JLB original “Still In Luv With U.” The rest of Set I delivers a mix of Grateful Dead, Beatles and Bob Dylan, along with the classic “Dancing In THe Streets” to celebrate JLB’s three year anniversary, and the Beach House Cafe’s Tenth Anniversary. The set closes with special guest Charlie Lagond on saxophone, joining in for an awesome “Eyes Of THe World” and “Not Fade Away” combo.

Second set features several Mark Gutenplan originals, including another sit-in by Charlie on “Englishtown,” paired with “I Know You Rider.” More classic rockers like “Mighty Quinn” and “After Midnight” round out the set, with Mickey Glauber and a variety of other vocalists joining in the fun.

Lots of fun tunes, special guests and great energy make this an awesome party with JLB at the Beach House! Enjoy 🙂

Jed Luckless Band 03.29.14

-Set 1- (60:07)
01. Still In Luv With U (05:19)
02. Shakedown Street (11:47)
03. Dear Prudence (07:57)
04. Tangled Up In Blue (07:36)
05. Dancing In The Streets (10:10)
06. Eyes Of The World > (09:24)
07. Not Fade Away (07:51)

-Set 2- (47:50)
01. Road Trip (06:30)
02. Sugaree (09:21)
03. Englishtown > (07:50)
04. I Know You Rider (06:56)
05. The Mighty Quinn (07:07)
06. After Midnight > (06:01)
07. Deal (04:02)


JLB @ The Bayou 03.28.14

JLB is back at The Bayou, as part of their 2014 March Madness tour, delivering a solid show on a rainy night with half the band feeling under the weather.

The show starts off Kenny strong, with the local favorite “Saw Mill River,” and revs up quickly on the jam front with an extended version of the Trey Anastasio tune “Alaska.” The first set features a couple Dead tunes, the peppy JLB original “Sugar Pop” and a jammy band favorite, “Sand” to take things to set break.

With K-Man’s condition worsening, the band manages to put together a hot, but short second set, opening with with a strong version of the band’s tune “Victim of the Rhythm,” followed by a nearly thrity minute stretch of rock covers, including the Dead’s “Fire On The Mountain.” The heat must’ve been too much for the bass player, since Ken unfortunately bows out before the last tune of the night.

But in true JLB style, the boys carry on, with Mark picking up the bass and closing out the night with “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” A fun show with a vibe all its own. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 03.28.14

-Set 1- (61:00)
01. Saw Mill River (05:24)
02. Alaska > (13:26)
03. Geneva Sue (03:50)
04. Loser (07:59)
05. Sugar Pop (06:51)
06. Franklin’s Tower > (12:33)
07. Sand (10:52)

-Set 2- (45:45)
01. Victim Of The Rhythm (07:58)
02. Rock And Roll > (12:29)
03. Cities > (09:52)
04. Fire On The Mountain (10:01)
05. Dear Mr. Fantasy (05:24)


JLB @ August West Amphitheater 03.18.14

After a long, long time on the virtual road, The Jed Luckless Band finally returns to their Secondlife home stadium, August West Amphitheater on Darkstar.

The band delivers a fast paced, energetic show, with a mix of originals, covers and psychedlic jams, driven on by an amazing partcile light show in-world by Particle Tom.

First set kicks off with “Ozone Blues” (good news for a few people playing in the JLB March Madness contest!) and quickly moves into a long series that includes a nice “VOTR” and “Sand” combo, tacking on JLB’s obligatory Sand follower, “Dirt.”

Second set keeps the Phish heads bouncing, with highlights including a sweet Ocelot and Oce-jam opener and a spooky “Ghost” with jam. Grateful Dead fans are not forgotten with a smokin’ version of “Jack Straw” and a rockin’ “Deal” closer. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 03.18.14

-Set 1-(45:38)
01. Ozone Blues (05:58)
02. Brown Eyed Women > (04:33)
03. Victim Of The Rhythm > (08:37)
04. Sand > (11:14)
05. Dirt (06:13)
06. El Paso (04:40)
07. Still In Luv With U (04:19)

-Set 2- (56:20)
01. Ocelot > (12:41)
02. Sneakin Sally Through The Alley > (06:40)
03. Road Trip (08:40)
04. Far Gone Blues (04:18)
05. Jack Straw (05:52)
06. Ghost > (11:05)
07. Deal (07:01)


JLB @ Hotel Chelsea 03.04.14

The Jed Luckless Band celebrates Fat Tuesday in Bohemia! JLB returns once again to the historic Secondlife music venue, Hotel Chelsea, lighting it up with a night of Mardi Gras fun! A great crowd brings great energy to the show, which includes many fun tunes, a few debuts and some tasty jams.

The first set kicks off with this winter’s big hit, “The Freeze” (which was good news for those playing in the JLB March Madness contest!). The Gutenplan tune “Englishtown,” which tells the story of Mark’s first Grateful Dead show, is paired nicely here with the Dylan tune “She Belongs To Me,” a rare cover not played often by the band. The Kaufman original “Saw Mill River” runs through the middle of the set, and the new-ish JLB original “Listen To The Angels” makes it’s second appearance. A nice Phish combo wraps up the set with “Rock And Roll” into “Suzy Greenberg.”

Second Set gets the bon temps roulet with “Dancing In The Streets” paired with “Iko Iko,” a debut cover for the band. The rest of the set is original heavy, including the nostalgic “FM Rock,” the middle eastern themed “Valley Of The Saints,” and the debut of a Jed Luckless original called “By and Bye.”

The show wraps up with another Dylan tune, the crowd pleaser “Mighty Quinn.” A pleaser of a show all around, with many fun moments, lots of cool jams and a Mardi Gras vibe throughout. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 03.04.14

-Set 1- (54:14)
01. The Freeze (06:42)
02. Englishtown > (09:33)
03. She Belongs To Me (06:52)
04. Saw Mill River (06:07)
05. Listen To The Angels (05:24)
06. Rock And Roll > (13:11)
07. Suzy Greenberg (06:22)

-Set 2- (42:19)
01. Dancing In The Streets > (11:16)
02. Iko Iko (05:52)
03. Queen Lucille (04:33)
04. FM Rock (02:58)
05. Valley Of The Saints (05:51)
06. By And Bye (05:19)
07. The Mighty Quinn (06:26)


JLB @ The Blarney Stone 02.20.14

The Jed Luckless Band returns to virtual Dublin and rocks The Blarney Stone with an evening of live rock & roll.

It’s a short show by JLB standards, due to some technical difficulties at Stramland studios, which luckily don’t show up on the tape. But it’s a show that packs a wallop, focusing on original material and extended jams.

First set is a “Saw Mill River” sandwich and features over forty minutes of original JLB music, including some nice exploratory jamming in “Sugar Pop” and “Victim Of The Rhythm.” An energetic “Ozone Blues” features some fun intro narration from Jed.

The second set opens with one of only two cover tunes in the show, the Trey Anastasio and Phish instrumental “First Tube” but then goes right back to JLB originals, with the live debut of a Jed Luckless original “Listen To The Angels,” followed by two more Jed-riginals. A nod to the Grateful Dead shows up with “Franklin’s Tower,” which features a nice long jam before wrapping up the show on a bluesy note with “Far Gone Blues.”

Another fun show at the Blarney with a packed house and a couple high energy sets from the JLB…enjoy! 🙂

Jed Luckless Band 02.20.14

-Set 1- (43:49)
01. Saw Mill River > (10:16)
02. The Freeze (05:12)
03. Ozone Blues (05:28)
04. Sugar Pop > (10:28)
05. Victim Of The Rhythm > (09:06)
06. SMR Reprise (03:16)

-Set 2- (39:14)
01. First Tube (06:40)
02. Listen To The Angels (05:10)
03. Still In Luv With U (04:36)
04. Celebrate Instead (07:45)
05. Franklin’s Tower > (10:11)
06. Far Gone Blues (04:49)


JLB @ Maxfield’s 01.25.14

The Jed Luckless Band makes their New Jersey debut at Maxfield’s in Boonton, NJ and welcomes the crowd who braved the elements with a hot and lengthy rock and roll show full of Dead, Phish, rock classics and original JLB tunes.

The show kicks off appropriately with “The Freeze” and heats up quickly with a “Rock And Roll” and “Dear Prudence” combination. The Grateful Dead’s “Loser” gets a nice mid-set treatment, and Phish heads are given their due with a “Ghost” and “Bouncing” twofer. The JLB original “Englishtown” goes over well in the Jersey locale, with a hot jam and “Rider” attached. Another steamy jam closes the second set between The Talking Head song “Cities” and the Luckless original “Sugar Pop.”

A sizzling “Shakedown Street” opens the second set, followed by a pair of JLB originals “STILWU” and “Road Trip.” The band lets loose on one of their favorite Phish pairings, “Sand” into “Dirt” and also delivers a potent jam in “Sneaking Sally.” The Jed-riginal “Far Gone Blues” makes a solid appearance and the band leaves everyone on a high note with the Dead’s “Deal.”

A hot show from JLB to warm you up on a cold winter night. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 01.25.14

-Set 1- (85:49)
01. The Freeze (06:00)
02. Brown Eyed Women (05:10)
03. Rock And Roll > (09:20)
04. Dear Prudence (05:36)
05. Victim Of The Rhythm (06:43)
06. Loser (08:16)
07. Ghost > (09:56)
08. Bouncing Around The Room (05:33)
09. Englishtown > (08:27)
10. I Know You Rider (05:28)
11. Cities > (09:38)
12. Sugar Pop (05:36)

-Set 2- (59:14)
01. Shakedown Street (15:13)
02. Still In Luv With U (04:17)
03. Road Trip (06:32)
04. Sand > (10:07)
05. Dirt (03:59)
06. Far Gone Blues (04:16)
07. Sneaking Sally Through The Alley > (08:07)
08. Deal (06:38)

JLB @ Maxfields 01.25.14