I just read this whole thread. I'm in an 8 piece R&B band and when the singer and horn section take breaks at practice we often split off as a 4 piece and do space and funk jams.
I'm not a jam band guy in the least, but I love the idea of playing festivals to large audiences! I'm playing with the idea of selling it to the other 3 guys, the idea of learning some allman brod and pink Floyd, making it our own, writing a few heads, and trying to market it to the festival circuit.
Btw, I'm a HUGE MMW nut! And they are in no way a jam band. The one time I was lucky enough to see them, some "jamhead" was screaming in my ear "YAAAAAY! Hooray for you guys YAAAAAAAY!" for two hours and if my pregnant wife hadn't been with me there might have been words...
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