JLB @ The Bayou 01.11.14

The Jed Luckless Band kicks off 2014 at one of their favorite local venues, The Bayou in Mount Vernon, NY. As always it’s an evening full of good old fashioned rock and roll with a side of spicy jam.

First set features JLB originals “VOTR,” “Ozone Blues,” and a juicy version of “Englishtown” which finds it’s way into a rockin’ “Not Fade Away” cover with an honorary Bo Diddley theme. As usual, the Phish tune “Sand” makes a strong showing, and the always welcome Moe song “Happy Hour Hero” does as well.

Set two opens with a Phish and Dead special, the combination of “BOTT” and “Eyes” making for some sweet jams and an ultimate resolution into the poignant “Smile Forever.” The poignancy contiues with “Gumbo” which is dedicated to JLB’s mascot JoJo, and the set wraps up with a nice rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple.”

This was the band’s 11th appearance at The Bayou, where the fried chicken and tasty jams keep ’em coming back. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 01.11.14

-Set 1- (58:22)
01. Victim Of The Rhythm (06:58)
02. Happy Hour Hero (08:32)
03. Sand (09:00)
04. Englishtown > (08:03)
05. Not Fade Away (08:41)
06. Ozone Blues (04:32)
07. Jack Straw (06:31)
08. Character Zero (06:01)

-Set 2- (59:21)
01. Get Back On The Train > (09:10)
02. Eyes Of The World > (13:58)
03. Smile Forever (06:33)
04. Gumbo (05:17)
05. FM Rock > (02:24)
06. The Mighty Quinn (05:09)
07. Queen Lucille (05:20)
08. Suzy Greenberg (05:53)
09. Ripple (05:33)

JLB @ The Bayou 1.11.14

JLB @ Beach House Cafe 12.07.13

The Jed Luckless Band returns to one of their favorite cities, Greenwich, CT, and there are some good points, some bad points, but it all works out.

The show gets off to a rocky start with the Grateful Dead tune “Jack Straw” hampered by some equipment malfunctions and broken strings, but by the time they hit “Cities,” you can tell the band has come to jam. The Talking Heads cover gives way to a hot version of the JLB original “Sugar Pop” followed by a Bob Dylan dedication and jam into Phish’s “Sand.” The set closes out with the original “Road Trip.”

Second set blasts off with a rocking “Shakedown Street,” which is followed up with another Dead classic, “Franklin’s Tower,” serving as a Pearl Harbor day dedication. The Kenny Kaufman original “Saw Mill River” is included, paired interestingly with the Dead’s “Loser,” but lacking the typical SMR Reprise. The short set wraps up not long after midnight with “After Midnight.”

Despite the technical issues and guitar struggles, it’s a JLB show with some solid numbers and definitely a few places to get some thinking done. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 12.07.13

-Set 1- (64:20)
01. Jack Straw (09:27)
02. Rock And Roll > (09:21)
03. Cities > (12:32)
04. Sugar Pop (05:42)
05. Tangled Up In Blue > (08:16)
06. Sand > (10:43)
07. Road Trip (08:16)

-Set 2- (39:27)
01. Shakedown Street (12:36)
02. Franklin’s Tower > (09:57)
03. Saw Mill River > (05:49)
04. Loser (05:31)
05. After Midnight (05:33)


JLB @ Dudley’s 11.30.13

The Jed Luckless Band returns to Dudley’s Parkview in New Rochelle, NY with a lengthy show full of covers, original music and jams.

First set features several Grateful Dead tunes, and highlights of the set include the “Not Fade Away” jam (into the original “VOTR”) and the Dancin’ jam (into the original “Ozone Blues”).

Second set is a whopping 83 minutes of music, with great versions of moe’s “Happy Hour Hero” and Phish’s “Alaska.” Deadheads are not forgotten, with a juicy “Fire On The Mountain” coupled with the JLB original “Sugar Pop” and a show closing “Ramble On Rose.”

A fun post-Thanksgiving show with some nice nugs of jammage. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 11.30.13

-Set 1- (62:20)
01. Loser (09:09)
02. The Freeze (06:05)
03. Not Fade Away > (13:35)
04. Victim Of The Rhythm (07:02)
05. Celebrate Instead (07:38)
06. Dancing In The Streets > (12:29)
07. Ozone Blues (06:20)

-Set 2- (83:41)
01. Remember This Night > (08:03)
02. Bertha (06:23)
03. Happy Hour Hero (07:46)
04. Beat It On Down The Line (04:30)
05. Alaska > (11:47)
06. FM Rock (04:48)
07. Far Gone Blues (04:39)
08. Fire On The Mountain > (11:07)
09. Sugar Pop > (09:49)
10. Character Zero (06:20)
11. Ramble On Rose (08:25)


JLB @ Hotel Chelsea 11.12.13

The Jed Luckless Band returns to the virtual Hotel Chelsea after nearly a six month absence, bringing their unique brand of kinetic rock & roll to the bohemian venue.

It’s a Ken and Mark heavy show with some great extended jams, which kicks off with some Phish and then launches into the Kaufman tune “Saw Mill River,” which provides a triple decker sandwich with “Gumbo” and “The Freeze” filling and a powerful SMR Reprise. First set also features an extended jam on the Gutenplan penned “FM Rock,” and a birthday send out of “Ohio” to Neil Young.

Second set is just as long as first set, but is only six tunes, which tells you some good jams are ahead. It kicks off with the popular JLB pairing of Phish tunes “Sand” and “Dirt” with a nice long jam during and in between. The band gets improvisational with a jam out of the original “Englishtown” into the Grateful Dead covered “El Paso,” and wraps up the show with a twenty minute jam combo of covers with the Talking Heads “Cities” and Moe’s “Happy Hour Hero.”

Also included with the recording is a soundcheck jam from the same night….a night full of high energy rock and roll and great jams at a favorite virtual venue. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 11.12.13

-Set 1- (56:07)
01. Bouncing Around The Room (10:13)
02. Saw Mill River > (05:52)
03. Gumbo > (05:50)
04. The Freeze > (06:30)
05. SMR Reprise (05:56)
06. On 11-12-13 (00:36
07. FM Rock > (09:56)
08. Ohio (06:12)
09. Still In Luv With You (04:59)

-Set 2- (55:50)
01. Sand > (11:35)
02. Dirt (04:58)
03. Englishtown > (08:59)
04. El Paso (05:53)
05. Cities > (10:20)
06. Happy Hour Hero (09:52)
07. Soundcheck Jam (04:11)


JLB @ The Bayou 10.25.13

As Jed put it, “nothing beats rock and roll and fried chicken” and JLB’s 10/25 show at The Bayou in Mount Vernon, NY delivered plenty of both!

Coming off a jammy show on 10/24 at THe Blarney, JLB seems to be more song oriented at The Bayou, with a first set chock full of originals, including SILWU, “Far Gone Blues” and “Road Trip.” There are some nice jams here too, including one in “Cities” which was sadly aborted due to a broken string.

Second set starts off with the newer addition to the repertoire, “Dancing In The Streets,” which provides a nice transition to a funky “Sand” with traditional JLB companion “Dirt.” The Kaufman tune “Saw Mill River” provides the sandwich for the Luckless tune “The Freeze” and a powerful “Character Zero” and requisite closing “After Midnight” round out the set.

Another great JLB show at The Bayou after a long break…good to have the boys back in town and rocking again! Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 10.25.13

-Set 1- (49:16)
01. Still In Luv With U (04:28)
02. Cities (11:18)
03. Far Gone Blues (04:56)
04. Alaska > (09:10)
05. Bertha (06:10)
06. Road Trip (07:08)
07. Sugar Pop (06:03)

-Set 2- (55:15)
01. Dancing In The Streets > (09:12)
02. Sand > (12:04)
03. Dirt (03:43)
04. Saw Mill River > (04:00)
05. The Freeze > (04:43)
06. SMR Reprise (01:29)
07. Loser (07:50)
08. Character Zero (07:21)
09. After Midnight (04:50)


JLB @ The Blarney Stone 10.24.13

The Jed Luckless Band continues their 2013 Fall Tour with a virtual show at The Blarney Stone in Secondlife. It was the band’s first time back in their home studio in many months and you can tell the boys are comfortable and having a super fun time.

First set starts off with the JLB original “Ozone Blues” and a bit of narration from Jed about the futuristic story. It takes a few tunes for the band to align fully, but by the mid-set cover of Phish’s “Ocelot” the grooves heat up and the jams emerge. The Palmer tune “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” also features some nice jamming, and the Gutenplan original “FM Rock” gives a nod to the Yes rock classic “Starship Trooper.” A debut cover of “Beat It On Down The Line” wraps up the set of eight songs.

Second set is longer but with only six songs it’s chock full of jammy goodness. Starting off with the VU tune “Rock And Roll,” followed by a nice string of tunes featuring two JLB originals “Victim of the Rhythym” and “Smile Forever,” with a “Gumbo” sandwich in between. A Halloween incarnation of Phish’s “Ghost” makes a powerful appearance, and a “Ripple” debut Dead cover wraps up the show.

A “super fun” show as the drummer puts it, and one full of jams you are sure to enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 10.24.13

-Set 1- (48:49)
01. Ozone Blues (05:07)
02. Bouncing Around The Room (07:06)
03. Queen Lucille (04:52)
04. Ocelot (10:50)
05. Geneva Sue (04:11)
06. FM Rock (05:25)
07. Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (07:29)
08. Beat It On Down The Line (03:46)

-Set 2- (51:31)
01. Rock And Roll (11:06)
02. Victim Of The Rhythm > (12:21)
03. Gumbo > (04:41)
04. Smile Forever (06:30)
05. Ghost (11:53)
06. Ripple (04:57)


JLB @ Beach House Cafe 10.12.13

After a long summer break, The Jed Luckless Band kicked off their 2013 Fall Tour with a return the to Beach House Cafe in Greenwich, CT. It was the band’s 42nd show together, and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, the JLB boys did something special and busted out two full sets of Grateful Dead!

From the first moment of the “Bertha” opener, the crowd was on their feet, and the energy is high throughout first set, including a potent “Shakedown Street” with jam into a crowd pleasing “Dear Prudence.” A powerful triple play combination of “Dancing In The Streets,” “Eyes” and “NFA” closes the set with a solid 30 minute stretch of jams.

The shorter second set delivers some great songs, including “Brown Eyed Women,” “Ramble On Rose” and “El Paso.” A mid-set “Fire On The Mountain” jam is a highlight, paired with a dynamic “Sugaree.” A “Franklin’s Tower” and “US Blues” twofer wraps up the festivities.

A fun one for the Deadheads as a rare occasion to hear a full Grateful Dead setlist from JLB, but chock full of great jams for all. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 10.12.13

-Set 1- (70:47)
01. Bertha (06:55)
02. Shakedown Street > (11:17)
03. Dear Prudence (07:21)
04. Deal (06:24)
05. Loser (07:30)
06. Dancing In The Streets > (09:45)
07. Eyes Of The World > (13:04)
08. Not Fade Away (08:28)

-Set 2- (53:34)
01. Brown Eyed Women (05:09)
02. Ramble On Rose (06:44)
03. Fire On The Mountain > (13:53)
04. Sugaree (09:51)
05. El Paso (04:53)
06. Franklin’s Tower > (07:16)
07. U.S. Blues (05:45)


JLB @ Founding Father’s Party 07.06.13

Although the JLB Spring Tour officially ended with the 6/22 show at Dudley’s, the boys got together one more time to celebrate the first half of the year before taking a break for the summer.

The scene was the First Annual Founding Father’s Party in Baldwin Place, NY, and it couldn’t have been much hotter, literally. The fellas rock through two energetic sets in the blazing heat, delivering as always a tasty mix of Dead, Phish, original music and improv jams.

“Shakedown Street” kicks off the party with a nice jam into the only JLB Original in the first set, “Queen Lucille.” Phish tour just kicked on this week, and the show features alot for the phans, inclduing a very nice “Bouncing,” and a jammed out “Rock and Roll” and “Alaska” combo in Set I.

The band braves the heat for a long second set featuring a “Franklin’s Tower” jam into an appropo “Ozone Blues”, a guest vocal sit by Mickey Glauber on “Suzy Greenberg,” a band fave pairing of “Sand > Dirt” and an awesome version of the JLB original “Victim of The Rhythm.”

A super hot show with a casual feel, a fun setlist and some great jams. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 07.06.13

-Set 1- (55:36)
01. Shakedown Street >                    (11:01)
02. Queen Lucille                    (05:06)
03. Ramble On Rose                    (06:18)
04. Bouncing Around The Room                (08:31)
05. Rock And Roll >                    (08:13)
06. Alaska >                        (09:21)
07. Bertha                        (07:02)

-Set 2- (76:01)
01. Franklin’s Tower >                    (11:10)
02. Ozone Blues                        (05:32)
03. Road Trip                        (06:12)
04. Sugaree                        (08:45)
05. Still In Luv With U                    (04:15)
06. Suzy Greenberg                    (04:47)
07. Sand >                        (08:29)
08. Dirt                        (04:55)
09. Gumbo >                        (04:54)
10. Victim Of The Rhythm                (11:00)
11. Dear Prudence                    (05:56)


JLB @ Dudley’s 06.22.13

The Jed Luckless Band returns to Dudley’s Parkview in New Rochelle, NY, delivering a high energy show to fans who came from far and wide!

The festivities kick off with the JLB original “Still In Luv With U,” and the first set features other JLB originals “Far Gone Blues” and “Queen Lucille.” A Phish centerpiece shows up with a powerful “Sand>Dirt” combo, and two rockin’ Grateful Dead tunes make a great sandwich of the Mark G. penned “Englishtown.”

Second set builds on the energy, launching with the newish JLB original “Sugar Pop,” followed up with some Dead and Phish. Several nice jams show up in second set, during “Shakedown Street,” “Cities” and “Sneakin Sally.” The JLB rocker “Victim of the Rhythm” makes a strong showing, and “FM Rock,” features a nice nod to CSN.

There’s lot’s more here in what a fan called “an outstanding musical firestorm of rock and roll, jammy and melodic, but risk-taking and wildly inventive.” Enjoy! 🙂

Jed Luckless Band 06.22.13

-Set 1- (60:23)
01. Still In Luv With U                    (04:22)
02. Brown Eyed Women                    (05:05)
03. Far Gone Blues                    (05:11)
04. Sand >                        (08:15)
05. Dirt                        (04:00)
06. Queen Lucille                    (04:45)
07. Eyes Of The World >                    (10:21)
08. Englishtown >                    (04:20)
09. Jack Straw                        (06:51)
10. Rock And Roll                    (07:07)

-Set 2- (78:15)
01. Sugar Pop                        (05:30)
02. Loser                        (07:51)
03. Bouncing Around The Room                (06:42)
04. Shakedown Street >                    (11:01)
05. Ohio                        (05:47)
06. Saw Mill River >                    (05:25)
07. Victim Of The Rhythm                (07:24)
08. FM Rock                        (04:00)
09. Cities >                        (06:55)
10. Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley >            (05:58)
11. Character Zero                    (05:35)
12. Ozone Blues                        (06:01)


JLB @ Hotel Chelsea 06.15.13

The Jed Luckless Band returns to the virtual Hotel Chelsea after more than a year to rock the roof off the joint! The show is chock full of JLB originals new and old, including “Sugar Pop” to kick it off, the new tune from Mark Gutenplan “FM Rock” (with classic ELP rock jam), the poignant Jed-riginal “Celebrate Instead,” and the new bluesy rocker “Far Gone Blues.”

The usual suspects are here too, with strong versions of “Victim of The Rhythm,” “Ozone Blues,” and “Still In Luv With U,” and the show is rounded out with a nice mix of Grateful Dead tunes such as “Eyes Of The World” and “Loser” and Phish favorites like “Sand” and “Character Zero.”

A triumphant return to the Hotel Chelsea for JLB and a show full of energy and including some very nice jams. Enjoy!

Jed Luckless Band 06.15.13

-Set 1- (46:42)
01. Sugar Pop                        (06:09)
02. Loser                        (09:03)
03. Ozone Blues                        (05:54)
04. FM Rock                        (04:05)
05. Sand >                        (09:48)
06. Celebrate Instead                    (06:10)
07. Saw Mill River                    (05:30)

-Set 2- (48:43)
01. Far Gone Blues                    (04:15)
02. Eyes Of THe World >                    (10:44)
03. Victim Of The Rhythm                (06:46)
04. Character Zero                    (05:01)
05. Remember This Night >                (06:16)
06. Ohio >                        (06:40)
07. Dirt >                        (04:32)
08. Still In Luv With U                    (04:26)