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Get Up, Get Out, and JAM, Part 3: Ponderosa Bar and Grill

  04/09/12 04:28, by , Categories: Monday Morning Blues, BFMN Exclusive, Review, Dan Grigor, Video, Jam , Tags: dan grigor, jam, jam club, menifee, ponderosa bar and grill

It wouldn’t be honest to just tell you success stories. Sometimes Jam nights don’t work. It doesn’t mean that it was a bad Jam or a bad bar or a bad night. Sometimes there just aren’t enough listeners to go around. Local bar and grill owners are hit hard in this economy, just like everyone else. They count on an ever-shrinking entertainment budget of working stiffs who can afford a few beers and maybe a dinner night every so often. If their food is great they will be able to pay expenses; if the sale of booze can pay the rent and provide profit, that is a successful bar. That is also hard work. Once such local eatery, Ponderosa Bar and Grille on Shadel Rd. in Menifee,CA. has been a measured success over 17 years of service in the shape of great down-home food, reasonable drink deals, plenty of pool tables and great entertainment. With live bands and dancing Friday and Saturday, and karaoke Sundays and Thursdays, Ezra at the Ponderosa has been providing a great stage and dance floor to top local bands and tours, helping to hone a generation of young bands’ talent and professionalism.

Click  through for more and a video from the Jam!

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Get Up, Get Out, and JAM, Part 2: BaBa's Jam

  03/26/12 14:39, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Review, Dan Grigor, Sound Advice, video, Jam , Tags: baba_s jam, bud hamberg, dan grigor, lady pearl, stony b

Welcome to the next segment in our ongoing effort to promote playing some music with people you don’t know while making new friends and great memories.

Another fun thing about Jams is how they can make any special occasion extra special. On this occasion we celebrate our friends’ anniversary. Fifteen years they’ve been together and BaBa, who hosts a regular blues jam, was delighted to lend her famous jam to celebrate.

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Get Up, Get Out, and JAM, Part 1: Swami's/Beach Grass Cafe

  03/06/12 12:25, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Review, Dan Grigor, Sound Advice, video , Tags: beach grass cafe, bud hamberg, call for info, dan grigor, if you don_t mind, jam

This is the first in what will be an ongoing effort to promote getting off the Internet, turning off your TV, putting your phone on vibrate and going out and playing some music with people you don’t know. It can be wildly entertaining and, as you make music, you will make new friends and great memories.

Click through for more and a new brand-new song!

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A Software Tool That Musicians Can Use

  04/18/10 02:08, by , Categories: Guitar Players, Review , Tags: amazing slow downer, ed lapple, looping, pitch, recording, review, software tool

Under the category of useful software tools for musicians, you should definitely put a star next to Amazing Slow Downer by Roni Music. Here’s what it’s good for and how it can help you.

Have you ever had to learn a cover tune and it just went by too fast? You have to keep backing it up and backing it up and then the cat steals the remote and, chasing her, you knock your coffee over on your notes and… well, you get the picture.

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