Mountain Jam ’08 Lineup Updated

Adding to an already jam-packed lineup, WDST and Warren Haynes have announced the first additions to the lineup at this year’s Mountain Jam. The biggest among them them are Bob Weir & Ratdog and Umphrey’s McGee.

Umphrey's McGee

They will join Gov’t Mule, Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood, Drive-By Truckers and other previously announced bands that we posted on here. In its fourth year, Mountain Jam is shaping up nicely. While it may not be the biggest festival on the circuit, it features a diverse lineup that promises to get better still. Mountain Jam will take place on Hunter Mountain, NY from May 30 – June 2nd. The full lineup, including all of the bands announced this week, can be found at www.mountainjam.com.

See you on the Mountain!

  • stems

    While I always value your analysis, Justin, I’m curious as to where I could find that “diverse” Mountain Jam lineup you referenced. At least compared to the other premium festies, this one definitely looks like a throwback to the earlier era — you remember, when Phish was still performing and cops and Rolling Stone ignored everything. I think you actually hit lineup on the head in your first sentence: “jam-packed.”

  • stems

    While I always value your analysis, Justin, I’m curious as to where I could find that “diverse” Mountain Jam lineup you referenced. At least compared to the other premium festies, this one definitely looks like a throwback to the earlier era — you remember, when Phish was still performing and cops and Rolling Stone ignored everything. I think you actually hit lineup on the head in your first sentence: “jam-packed.”

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Actually, stems: my bad on leaving my name on this post. I actually put it up for Paul as he didn’t have time to load it himself.

    I hear you, though — diverse and jambands in the same sentence can be a bit of a misnomer.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Actually, stems: my bad on leaving my name on this post. I actually put it up for Paul as he didn’t have time to load it himself.

    I hear you, though — diverse and jambands in the same sentence can be a bit of a misnomer.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliversarmy/ Paul

    I’ve always thought the term “Jamband” was so broad as to be almost meaningless. I look at the lineup and see many different types of music represented, albeit many bands that get lumped into the “jamband” genre.

    From MSMW (jazz) to DBT (kick-ass Southern Rock, and not a jam to be found) to Sharon Jones (old-school R&B;), there’s more than just head-bobbing and noodling here. Although, to be sure, more than their fair share.

    Still, MJ isn’t trying to compete with the big, broad festivals. It is a much smaller festival, and not trying to be all things to all people. I do think that Warren programs a good lineup of bands, and appreciate the fact that I can settle into one location for the day and hear all the music they have to offer.

    Thanks for the comment, Stems.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliversarmy/ Paul

    I’ve always thought the term “Jamband” was so broad as to be almost meaningless. I look at the lineup and see many different types of music represented, albeit many bands that get lumped into the “jamband” genre.

    From MSMW (jazz) to DBT (kick-ass Southern Rock, and not a jam to be found) to Sharon Jones (old-school R&B), there’s more than just head-bobbing and noodling here. Although, to be sure, more than their fair share.

    Still, MJ isn’t trying to compete with the big, broad festivals. It is a much smaller festival, and not trying to be all things to all people. I do think that Warren programs a good lineup of bands, and appreciate the fact that I can settle into one location for the day and hear all the music they have to offer.

    Thanks for the comment, Stems.