If you are a singer, please know your key! Also, if you are not experienced, be sure you read information on the following pages. At the end of your song, just before your "big ending", make sure you raise your hand high enough so the drummer sees it emphatically, and all other players know you are ending the song. Try to avoid this gesture in the middle of the song as it will just confuse the players.
The sign in sheet is just to the left of the front door as you enter. Sign in your full name and what you do (singer, guitar slinger, bassist, drummer, saxophone, etc.) We do our best to give all jammers a chance to perform before the night is over, so if you know you have to leave early, please make a note of that on the sign in sheet. Then we'll do our best to get you onstage early in the evening.
We appreciate it if you write your full name, not just "Pete", or "Bill". This is necessary when we want to identify players in our videos and photos.
We may not follow the exact order players arrive, or their sign in order. From the sign in sheet, we do our best to put together random groupings of players. If you want to choose your own "playmates" you may have to wait until the end of the evening.
Half the fun of our blues jam is never knowing exactly who you'll be playing with, or when your name will be called to play.
Each set normally consists of three or four songs. On exceptionally busy nights, we may have to cut this down to two, but we only do so with great reluctance. On the other hand, if by some happy accident you turn out to be the only bass player in the house, be prepared to have a lions' share of playing time. Likewise if we are short of guitar players who sing. And on slower nights, more songs per random grouping may be in order.