With ‘Blind Date Jam,’ there’s no production, no rehearsal, no set-list, no homework – just musicians who respect each other, playing for the love of music. I count it off and we just wing it.”Fans who preorder Lofgren’s ‘Blind Date Jam’ will receive an immediate bonus in advance of the full jam’s mid-November release.“You’ll get an immediate ‘home jam’ that I do with my loop stations, playing keyboards and guitars, acoustics and electrics.We’ll get the full jam to you on November 17,” Lofgren says. It’s a fleshed out ‘Blind Date Jam’ with my friends, with none of us knowing what’s going to happen.” Lofgren recalls a moment from his early 20’s, when he arrived at a rehearsal hall in Hollywood, and was asked to perform and record unfamiliar songs for what turned out to be Neil Young’s epic ‘Tonight’s The Tonight’ album.A road that has taken him around the world many times, from his band Grin, in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, to historic stints with Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, and work with Ringo Starr and Lou Reed.“I’ve been blessed to be involved with so many great bands, productions, rehearsals, and well put-together shows, with – hopefully - much more to come,” Lofgren told me.
“There are lots of home musicians who go down to the basement with friends, and some guitars.
These are some of my friends who love the unknown of jamming, and the excitement of not rehearsing.
After a blind date gone horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree they never, ever want to see each other again.
Well, that's all about to change when the two find themselves and their respective families (including children) all stuck together in one suite at an African Safari vacation spot. Stubbornly suburban, vaguely sexist, more like sketch comedy lacking a finely crafted story arc, and definitely an unashamedly traditionalist pro-family view of "boys need dads and girls need moms." So that's Sandler's POV.
“I just throw out an idea, count 2-3-4, and we just go to town.” The guitarist, songwriter, and singer, has created an 80-minute video (with beautifully recorded audio), featuring a band of friends, performing uncharted music ‘in the moment.’ Available through his website,
Nils , for , Lofgren says that it’s an idea that has brewing for a while.“About 6 or 7 years ago, I did a two-man jam with a great pedal steel player named Mike Smith,” Lofgren told me.
For Nils Lofgren, whose CV reads like a rock history road map, down time only means more time for music.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has announced his ‘Blind Date Jam’ project – an opportunity to watch and listen to Nils and his friends jam, with no rehearsal, no homework, and little advance discussion.“It’s raw, reckless, and in-the-moment,” Lofgren said excitedly of his ‘Blind Date Jam’ project, during a phone interview from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This is my start of the Blind Date Jam.”Lofgren’s “Blind Date Jam” was filmed and recorded near his Scottsdale home.“Our neighbor, Janie Ellis, owns this beautiful little art studio down the road called Cattle Track Arts Compound.
My wife, Amy, designed a beautiful set, with lots of southwest imagery.”A resident of Scottsdale for 21 years, Lofgren was recently inducted into the Arizona Music Hall of Fame.“I got to sing and play, and acknowledge my son, Dylan, who gave me the award,” Lofgren says of the ceremony, held in August. I take those awards with a grain of salt because there are so many great players that are as good or better than me who don’t get the acknowledgement.
And that's why I feel sad about all the bad reviews this movie has.