The seventh annual Jam Cruise will set sail January 4-9, 2009, and they’ve announced the 2009 lineup:
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Michael Franti feat. Jay Bowman
Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe
Galactic Cruise Crewe (featuring Big Sam, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Trombone Shorty)
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
the New Deal
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Garage A Trois
Porter, Batiste & Stoltz
The Lee Boys
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
We’ve always heard great things about the party that the Jam Cruise folks throw each year on this big old boat. This lineup looks very solid, with some pretty typical heavy hitters from the festival scene, and many bands leaning towards jazzy/funky territory. If you’re curious about what the heck goes on during the voyage, they’ve add a cool video module to their site to give you a taste.
Good stuff, but it’s tough for me to plan even one month in advance, let alone nearly 8 months. Anybody already got Jam Cruise 7 in their vacation plans for next year?