Originating in 2011, Jam in the Van is a motorhome/HD mobile recording studio that travels across the country inviting bands and musicians to capture a 2-3 song live performance which we share exclusively on our website and YouTube channel, boasting more than 15k subscribers. Operating entirely via state-of-the-art solar panels, our intimate sessions and mobility make Jam in the Van one of the fastest growing music discovery series on the internet.
9/1/2014: What better way to celebrate this Labor Day than to sit back, relax and get your dosage of #MusicMondays with this weeks featured artist, The Wood Brothers! From early on in their childhood in Boulder, CO., Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. After pursuing separate musical careers for some 15 years, the brothers performed together at a show in North Carolina: Oliver sat in with MM&W following King Johnson’s opening set. “I realized we should be playing music together,” Chris recalls. Soon after, the brother duo joined forces and have continued to create the music we enjoy so much today. Here are some original recordings presented by our friends at Jam In The Van!
8/4/2014: Welcome to August! Lets start it off with an incredible (as usual) #MusicMondays provided by Jam In The Van! This original recording comes from New Orleans, where musical talent is abundant resulting in an collection of rising artists. Davell Crawford, also known as the "Prince of New Orleans," is one of the city's most exciting live performers.
7/28/2014: This #MusicMondays captivates our hearts with this "harmony-laced foursome has been called everything from an "Americana masterpiece" to simply "crazy-talented". Once again, Jam In The Van has proven their pallete of exceptional taste as Von Grey, a group of soulful sisters, provide an unique performance and the sound to match!
7/21/2014: Jam In The Van enterains our mind and ears with another euphonic live recording from New Orleans! This time we’re bringing you a live performance from Rotary Downs, a six-man band with an unique sound and the lyrics to match. Kick your week off and enjoy this #MusicMondays live jam -- we sure did!
"Inspired by traveling abroad and experiencing the thrill and the isolation of spinning through worlds far from home, traces journeys down the similar experimental rabbit hole as the band’s previous work but is musically tighter and sharper than ever before." http://rotarydowns.com/
7/14/2014: Jam In The Van is providing us with a unique #MusicMondays yet again! Jon Cleary is a triple threat combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics.
7/7/2014: Gold and The Rush- an Osprey favorite! Gold and the Rush has nailed our #MusicMondays vibe by providing us with a relaxing flow of guitar, bass and drums and smooth lyrics for the soul. Enjoy this New Orleans-based band as you make it through the Monday after the 4th of July!
6/30/2014: Here is our latest and greatest #MusicMondays presented by Jam In The Van! Take three brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri, and you've got Radkey, a punk rock band who enjoys comic books and a lead singer with a serious distaste (no pun intended) for milk. If you are having a rough #Monday, take a few minutes to jam it out with this trio and you may feel a whole lot better!
6/9/2014: Happy Music Monday! This week we’re proud to present some upbeat, fresh tunes from CAROUSEL, an electro-pop duo based in San Francisco, CA.
Jackson Phillips and Kevin Friedman, two Berklee College of Music graduates, create a unique sound that combines the drive of electro with the melodic sensibilities of pop. This Jam In The Van performance was recorded in New Orleans, LA during Jazzfest! We’re thrilled bring you yet another installment of #MusicMondays with Jam In The Van, where music takes a whole new road. The Jam In The Van crew is committed to traveling anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences for their fans.
We hope you enjoy this week’s musical offering from Carousel!
Since the release of Carousel’s debut single, the band received immediate attention from blogs all across the web, including the Hype Machine where they chart on the “Most Popular Page” with every release. In their short existence the band has had the opportunity to tour with Canadian singer LIGHTS and open for great bands such as Neon Trees, RAC, Penguin Prison, Danger, Body Language, Morning Parade, Capital Cities, Viceroy, Xaphoon Jones, and Cherub.
6/2/2014: Our latest Music Monday installment proves to be an interesting one, with a performance recorded in New Orleans and featuring music from Tuareg, Africa. #MusicMondays feature a variety of musical genres, and this week #JamInTheVan introduces us to Bombino, an incredibly talented thirty year-old artist who shares stories of the hardships and from his nomadic life in the Sahara. Bombino’s life and travels have exposed him to the struggles facing his people, and through music he has committed to helping the Tuareg community achieve equal rights and peace, while promoting education and maintaining their rich cultural heritage.
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5/19/2014: This #MusicMonday was a bit of a great surprise as we at Osprey Packs, are Willie Nelson fans at heart. So it was great to hear that his niece, Lily Meola, would be featured today!
" She’s a sweet heart of a girl with a sweet voice to match, and so we add another name to our long and ever growing list of personal favorites. It’ll keep on getting longer, assuming our engine keeps getting stronger…"
Lily Meola- "Sinkin' Soon" (Live at SXSW 2014) #JamInTheVan
Lily Meola- "Syrup and Honey" (Live at SXSW 2014) #JamInTheVan
5/12/2014: This #MusicMonday was rougher than most, so sit down, pretend its 5 o'clock somewhere and enjoy some tunes from Jam In the Van and Eric Hutchinson.
ERIC HUTCHINSON - "Rock & Roll" (Live at SXSW 2014) #JAMINTHEVAN
ERIC HUTCHINSON - "A Little More" (Live at SXSW 2014) #JAMINTHEVAN
ERIC HUTCHINSON - "Tell the World" (Live at SXSW 2014) #JAMINTHEVAN
5/5/2014: "Its not too often that a solo act blows us out of the water… But as soon as Willie Watson let loose his banjo pickin fingers and opened his mouth for a tune we knew he had something special. Heres to cowboy hats, banjos, harmonicas and siting on the porch of ye old country farm…Willie… keep the music playing!" Our friends at Jam In the Van
4/28/2014: Jam In The Van is in New Orleans where the funk flourishes and the beats are fresh, check out this weeks #MusicMondays: