The "Players"

Video: MM Jam Boys Back Stage at the Roots Picnic 2010

The Boys decided to come out and play...

I didn't get a picture of Dice Raw, but on the right we have P.O.R.N.

And we have Truck North on the left and Slim (a.k.a. Sugar Tongue Slim a.k.a STS) on the right
A group shot of all the boys.
Shout out to my boy Truck North for inviting us watch the horrible Celtics/Lakers game with the fellas. Cracking jokes and drinking Bicardi... good times. My favorite line of the night -- "All girls are naturally bisexual... Two chicks kissing is like two guys slapboxing, it never hurt anybody" --- uhhh....

Black Thought and ?uestlove definitely showed the crowd much love for the entire evening.

Cap'n Kirk held it down on the guitar all night, and Tuba Gooding Jr. blasted us with the good sounds all evening.

Lastly, Owen Bidle on my favorite instrument, bass.

Joss Stone stopped by to give the crowd a lesson in soul music...

I had never seen her live until this night... I definitely have a crush!
(Maybe Truck can put in a good word for me!)

Philly's own Bilal stepped through... and words can't describe how this man can sing, WHEW!

One of Philly's finest-- Freeway came through and 'rocked the mic' for a few jams too.

After my camera died, I wasn't able to take pictures of Bajah and the Dry Eye crew or Tony Allen (drummer from the broadway hit FELA!)

Overall, the players came out to jam, and as always, I was left amazed... just as any other Roots Jam Sessions. I have a feeling that this year, the $10 Jams will be selling out this summer. The first two have sold out, and they are quickly becoming more popular. One thing about the Jam is that you never know who may surprise you and walk on that stage; but believe me, I've always left impressed. If you are interested in going to the $10 show, check out the calendar at Highline Ballroom and get more info.

Last but not least, please, check out these players and more at

If you don't know these people in these photos, you need to be listening to better music.

All photos were taken by me.

Next show is June 21, the show is sold out, but I may have one ticket. Who wants it?


Zvi said...

I need a ticket badly!!! you have that extra?

Krys said...

email me

Zvi said...

alright i just did