Friday, April 13, 2012

Upcoming Events

The Java Brothers will be out and about for several events this spring and summer! Here are three places you can see us in the future:

May 5th - Brewfest - Mountain Lake Hotel
May 18th - Giles Co. Fiddler's Convention
July 15th - Humane Society Benefit - Nesslerod in Radford

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gillies in Blacksburg

The Java Brothers played quite a fiery set at Gillies last Saturday night. We had Patrick Turner sitting in on fiddle and the mighty Timmy Mills on the banjo.
Thanks to all the local folks who came out and extra special thanks to those who contributed to the tip jar and bought cds. We thank you heartily!

We'll be back at Gillies before too long -we're scheduled for February 4th, 2012!
Come on out!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

JB*s at Sinkland Farms.

We tore it up. Davis was sittin in for Ralph and proved for certain that she's too good to be playin' with chumps like us!

That said, the band was feelin' groovy and everything seemed easy.

This includes Wayne taking multiple requests. Fox on the Run? Check.
Grandma's Feather Bed? Who requests that? No matter, Wayne had it covered.

Joe, Doug, and Chris were there normal selves and sounded pretty good, I think.
Bill Adams didn't show fatigue after his earlier Cowboy set.

It's always fun to rock the Farm, I guess.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hot Rize at the Jefferson Center

The Java Brothers had a band outing to the Jefferson Center on Friday night to see a rare treat, a visit from Hot Rize and Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers. The guys, Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster, Dr Banjo Pete Wernick, and guitar ace Bryan Sutton, put on an awesome show to an appreciative crowd. Forster joked that the hits "just keep comin'" but he was right. There wasn't a clunker in the setlist.

Red and the Blazers were great, too!

Monday, December 13, 2010

COLD Night - HOT Jam

It was a good one at the River City Grill tonight! We had the regulars, Jason, Doug, Brittany, Tim M., Corey, Chris, Daniel, Richard, Tim P., and Wayne. About midway through, Mike Conner and John Miller showed up. There was another gentlemen with them that I didn't get a name from, as well. Mike (FiddleFest) and John (lots of big name bad credits) brought some hard driving picking and singing to the group!

I thought it may be an off night with the weather, but I gotta say it turned out pretty darned good as the night went on. We all told John and Mike to make sure they come back.

Missed our old pals, Ralph and Joe. Don't know where Joe was, but Ralph was trying to hold off a little illness. Get well soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New faces at the Jam Last Night

A good jam. I haven't been in weeks due to work busy-ness, so I enjoyed my ownself.
Down at the end of the circle was a group of guys who said they were from Blacksburg. Hope they come back. We always need new blood, and the on fella played a groovy instrument that he said was Swedish in origin. I thought he called it a Nick Harp, and then he clarified that it was called a nyckelharpa.

It was groovy and he could play.

Hope they all come back.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Java Brothers Rocked WVRU

I was a bit disappointed with how the vocals were mixed for our in-studio songs, but hey, whatcha gonna do?
The stuff from the CD sounded good, because the CD sounded good!

It was fun to hang with Tim Jackson in the Listening Room.

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