Pat McGee brought an entourage of fine musicians to Jammin Java for an early evening Sunday show with all proceeds going to Adopt a Family in anticipation of the Holidays. Accompanying Pat this gig were the fabulous Patrick McAloon of Rhode Island on guitar, mandolin, and vocals and Steve Bentz, bass & guitar, of State College PA. Sitting in on drums was Matt Calvarese, never missing a beat. The crowd enjoyed all their favorites.
Patrick enjoying the vibes.
The multi-talented, multi-band, Steve.
The show opened first with an acoustic set with Pat and Patrick in the New Lobby Bar at Java. Jason Adamo, formerly of Blacksburg, VA and now Nashville, opened with his own acoustic set before moving to the primary stage where he was joined by Doug Casteen on the electric guitar, Michael Bare on bass, and John Briggs on drums. Jason has a huge voice-box that did not go unnoticed by many new to his music. I had seen Jason perform on several occasions with Keaton Simons and then again at Pat’s Down the Hatch last June. Check out Jason’s music HERE. As you might expect Jason is a good ol boy from southern VA.
As much as I enjoy Pat’s music, I was looking forward to the time of night when brother Hugh McGee and his buds Jeff Dauray and George Simpson would join Pat on stage. They took us on a trip down memory lane playing such classics as the Alman Brother’s Midnight Rambler and Led Zeppelin’s Ramble On…..many others. Jason joined in as well to the cheers of the crowd.
Look at Hugh go!
Some lovely young alumns from JMU who decided to come see Pat and relive the old days. Perhaps we will see them again at Down the Hatch.
The merch ladies….all smiles.
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So who is up for New Year’s Eve in Washington DC?