The Jammys Hand Out Awards – And Fun!
Last night (4/26), the 5th Annual Jammys passed out prizes recognizing the finest in long-form improvisational “jam” music. Hosted by Dead legend Phil Lesh, performances at the event (which took place at Madison Square Garden in NYC) highlighted an interesting collection of artists that included Medeski, Martin & Wood, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, the Yonder Mountain String Band, Bruce Hornsby, the Disco Biscuits, Mavis Staples, Travis Tritt, Sinead O’Conner, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams and ?uestlove. Lifetime Acheivement Award-winner Buddy Guy was joined onstage by John Mayer for a rousing rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man. The list of winners includes Umphrey’s McGee for Song of the Year for In the Kitchen, the late-lamented Phish for last summer’s tour and DVD, Gov’t Mule for Studio Album of the Year for Deja Voodoo and Keller Williams for Live Album of the Year for Stage.