Sunset Cove Amphitheater (West End of Glades Road)
in Palm Beach County
Music Jam Productions presents Florida Jam 2018 on October 20th, 2018 at Sunset Cove (west end of Glades Road), don’t miss this incredibly talented lineup of artists!
Sunset Cove Ampitheater
West End of Glades Road
Join us at the beautiful Sunset Cove Amphitheater: 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498; Phone:(561) 488-8069
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We can be reached for information, volunteer inquiries, and more on our contact page.
We can be reached for information, volunteer inquiries, and more on our contact page.
Gov’t Mule headlines Florida Jam 2018 with a full 90-minute set. The set is sure to include Mule classics as well as the latest album entitled The Tel-Star Sessions, the band’s very first, and never-before- released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida. The Mule started as an adventurous side project, formed during a year when Warren Haynes and Allen Woody had some downtime from their work with the Allman Brothers Band. Becoming one of the most enduring, respected and active bands in the world was the furthest thing from the band’s imagination; the plan was to record a low-budget album and play a few shows. It’s now clear that they had stumbled upon something special, but at that point Mule was an experimental rock trio: Haynes, Woody, and drummer Matt Abts, who Haynes brought in after playing with him in the Dickey Betts Band. Fans will love the chance to hear their early improvisational interplay, an impressive skill that has since become a signature of Gov’t Mule’s albums and live shows.
The band recorded three increasingly ambitious studio albums and performed countless shows before Woody died in August, 2000. After briefly pausing to ponder their next move, Haynes and Abts began recording The Deep End, two CDs featuring guest bassists, ranging from the Who’s John Entwistle to the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. “Everything we’ve done collectively has led up to where we are now,” says Haynes. “But those Deep End sessions, and the experience of playing with so many bassists and adapting to different sounds and approaches had a profound effect on Gov’t Mule and what we’ve done since. “Danny Louis, a longtime collaborator, became a full-time member of Gov’t Mule in 2001, and the group has been a four-piece ever since. Bassist Jorgen Carlsson has been with the group since 2008, solidifying the lineup. “I think a lot of the music we’re doing now is very similar to the music we were making in the earliest years with the obvious exception that we are no longer a trio,” says Haynes. “In some ways we’ve come full circle and in other ways it only makes sense if you step back and connect the dots. And that seems right to me. You want to keep growing and you never want to be static, or done changing.” Warren Haynes’ unparalleled ability to bring together different musicians into a cohesive whole or to pull off epic musical happenings is one of the many reasons why Haynes stands apart from the many great front men and guitarists who have graced the musical landscape. Combined with his guitar and vocal mastery, these skills have made him an in-demand presence and indispensable musical ally for many.Gov’t Mule has showcased its virtuosity, intelligence, and breadth for more than two decades, which have encompassed 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. The band has become a human encyclopedia of timeless American music and will rock the stage with this Exclusive Florida Date on October 20, 2018 at Florida Jam.
The Elvin Bishop Band
Elvin Bishop Band Joins Florida Jam 2018 with Gov’t Mule on October 20th, 2018! The Elvin Bishop Band includes Elvin Bishop, Ruth Davies, Ed Earley, Robert Cochran, Robert Welsh, Steven Willis and Willy Jordan Jr. With the FULL Elvin Bishop Band instead of only the trio, you are certain to see a full 90-minute set of everything Elvin Bishop from the classics to the new!! As you may know, Elvin Bishop is an American blues and rock music singer, guitarist, band leader and songwriter. An original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that group in 2015 and the Blues Hall of Fame in his own right in 2016. Although Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of electrified front porch blues for over 50 years (his first professional gig was as guitarist for Junior Wells’ band in 1962), he is as vital and creative an artist today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Bishop sat in with the Grateful Dead on June 8, 1969, at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. He opened the second set with the lengthy blues jam “Turn on Your Lovelight” without Pigpen or Jerry. He played two more songs with the Dead, “The Things I Used to Do” and “Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight” In March 1971, The Elvin Bishop Group and The Allman Brothers Band co-billed a series of concerts at the Fillmore East. Bishop joined The Allman Brothers Band onstage for a rendition of his own song, “Drunken-Hearted Boy”. Over the years, Bishop has recorded with many other blues artists, such as John Lee Hooker, and with Zydeco artist Clifton Chenier. In late 1975, he played guitar for a couple of tracks on Bo Diddley’s The 20th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll album and, in 1995, he toured with B.B. King.
“Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio” — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY for Best Traditional blues album. Elvin Bishop ’s Big Fun Trio has been nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album (Category 49). The album’s laid-back, front-porch vibe mixes four rollicking Bishop originals with three co-writes and five raucous, well-chosen covers of songs by Lightnin Hopkins, Fats Domino, Sunnyland Slim , Ted Taylor and Bobby Womack. Bishop made an impression on album-oriented rock FM radio stations with “Travelin’ Shoes” in 1975 but, a year later, in 1976, Bishop released his most memorable single, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, which peaked at #3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (and #34 in the UK charts).
Florida Jam 2018 will certainly be a special night with Elvin Bishop taking the stage. You definitely do not want to miss this.
Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.
Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record “That’s What I Am” in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD “Crystal Vision” for Blues Bureau and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. Eric followed sharply in 2008 with “The Story of my Life” and in 2010 hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album “Relentless”. That album combined with his latest studio album “Transformation” released in 2011 set the stage for his upcoming Double Live Album/DVD due in October of 2012.
As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.”