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Kenny Utterback performs "Thrill Is Gone"
Kenny Utterback from "Pacific Gas & Electric" performing B.B. King's
"Thrill Is Gone" at the Jam in Nashville Tennessee at the
December 2008 musicians jam. The musicans jam
is held at Windows Off The Cumberland
Video by Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts
Pictures & Videos from the December 2008 Play It Again Jam
at Windows Off The Cumberland on 2nd Avenue in Nashville Tennessee
Pictures & Videos by Pat Adams. Click on pictures to enlarge to full screen
Timmy Ryan performs "Just Like Me"
See Timmy Ryan at the Musicians Jam, a Nashville rock & roll jam
at Windows Off The Cumberland in Nashville TN, on Dec. 28, 2008
Video by Pat Adams
Mitchell Savage doing "Down By The River" at the Jam
"Down By The River" at Windows Off The Cumberland in Nashville
Tennessee with Mitchell Savage on vocals. The return of the jam,
this time at Windows Off The Cumberland in Nashville Tennessee.
Video by Pat Adams
The Jam plays "Mohair Sam"
Andy Olsen on vocals. The Jam is a Nashville Tennessee
Musicians Jam at Windows Off The Cumberland,
downtown on 2nd Avenue South.
Video by Pat Adams
Next Jam: December 28, 2008 at Windows Off The Cumberland, 515 Second Avenue South, Nashville TN
Video of the December Musicians Jam
The Musicians Jam in Nashville Tennessee, a rock and roll
musicians jam at
Windows Off The Cumberland on Nov 30, 2008
Players include
Kenny Utterback, Walter Jowers, Andy Olsen,
Robert Kinsall, Matt Jacobs, Justin Melton, Brian Wade, Timmy Ryan,
Mitchell Savage, Mike Broward, Tom Reisner
and Boots Hill.
Video by Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts
Kenny Utterback
Mike Broward
Matt Jacobs
Dustin Melton
Walter Jowers
Andy Olsen
Brian Wade
Timmy Ryan
Mitchell Savage
Tom Reisner
Robert Kinsall
Boots Hill
Drummer and bar owner of
Windows Off The Cumberland
Pat Adams
This weeks host, as well as
Photographer, Videographer
TennesseeConcerts Editor
Matt Jacobs (playing the Sunburst Les Paul and jamming on the Zeppelin stuff)
on guitar and a few Rolling Stones songs.  He is scheduled to play @ Windows on
February 21 @ 7 pm. He calls his act "Psychedelic Acoustic".  It is a solo act that
starts out with some Acoustic guitar pieces and vocal songs some original and
some by groups like Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Dylan, Beatles, etc. He eventually
goes "out" with some psychedelic improv and come back in to another piece
of music much like the Grateful Dead. Matt also does a writers night
called "The Flush" Sunday January 4th sometime between 9pm and 9:30
at the Commodore Lounge on west end across from Centennial  park.  
Timmy Ryan has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old (he's 28 now) . He also plays bass,
banjo, and drums. He has worked in the radio/music industry for over 12 years. Timmy has worked
as a radio DJ for over 16 radio  stations Timmy was the road/tour manager/guitar tech for legendary
guitar player Dick Dale. He has worked as Media Relations for writer, arranger, producer, original bass
player, and multi Grammy award winner  KC and The Sunshine band Rick Finch.
He sang lead vocals on a political  parody song that was played over and over on
several radio shows, including the nationally syndicated  “Thom Hartman Show”.
Timmy was the Executive Producer for Mark Lindsay’s (former lead singer of Paul Revere and
the Raiders- the guy who sang on ALL of their hits in the 60's and 70's) radio show “Mark Lindsay’s
Rock n Roll Café”.
He moved to Nashville, from Portland, OR in late November of this year, after getting fed up
with the lack of music scene, and the crumbling corporate controlled radio industry of Portland.
He currently works as a radio DJ at a local Nashville radio station, besides playing music.
Pictured (at the right): Timmy onstage in front of 10,000 people at the " Oregon Jamboree",
the middle is Timmy Ryan with Marv and Rindy Ross, the main members behind " Quarterflash."
The last picture includes Jenna Smith, daughter of Raider Mike "Smitty" Smith sang in his swing/
rockabilly/ jazz band " Tim Ryan and The Pitbosses", as did  her mom- Mike's widow at one point.
Tiger Gagan

Tiger Gagan, aka Tim Gagan, is a
left handed slide guitar player. His
slide guitar playing is ferocious fun.
It's like Elmore James and Link
Wray going to surf together. Tiger
Gagan puts his songwriting on
songs that will be a whole lotta
doggone fun for the audience, with
electric guitars, usually a
Telecaster, and homemade tube
amps he builds himself. That's tube
amplifiers, old fashonied style. He
gets a fine raw southpay sound
that's filled with excitement and fun.
He also built his own lefty guitar,
that red Telecaster. He performs as
a solo act, singing and playing slide
guitar, and also as a leader of the
instrumental blues rock and surf trio
Wild Animal. It's slide guitar, it's
ferocious, it's fun.
Elmore James and Link Wray never
played music on a southpaw guitar.
They both used an amplifier;
Elmore was known to use a
Magnatone amp, while Link Wray
cut holes in his speakers to make it
sound more exciting. Elmore
James was also known to modify
his amps and guitars, and his
music had a profound affect on
Tiger Gagan started traveling early.
When he was two months old, he
took an airplane trip from St. Louis,
MO to live in Albuquerque, NM. From
the ashes of his first band that
played original music rather than
cover tunes, Tiger formed a musical
partnership with Scott Cadenasso.
This is a partnership that re-
emerges in some form or another
just about anytime Tiger returns to
Santa Fe. In an early foray away
from that partnership, a harrowing
experience with a Top 40 circuit
band brought Gagan an ever
greater belief in the beauty of
playing his own music.
With that on his mind,
he moved to Seattle in 1982.
Working in a restaurant with future
members of Seattle punk band Gas
Huffer, Gagan developed an
appreciation for slam dancing. Also
while in Seattle, he finally got to see
a longtime idol, Buddy Guy. In the
meantime, Tiger returned to New
Mexico, at first resuming his
partnership with Cadenasso. When
the seminal Santa Fe punk band,
27 Devils Joking lost their original
guitar player, Gagan stepped in to
soak up the rush of energy
generated by the slam dancers.
That rush was nonetheless
insufficient to keep the wanderlust
at bay--after a couple years, Gagan
left the Devils and took a turn south
toward Latin America.Graduating in
1992, Tiger returned to Santa Fe
and spent three years working
running an office and organizing
fundraising events by day, while
moonlighting as a country guitar
player and a Bicho by night.
After another trip to South America,
circumstances once again took him
back to New Mexico, this time to
form the world's only double
doubleneck lefthand band with his
brother Joe. For nearly a decade,
Tiger divided his time between hard-
rocking Gagan Bros Band gigs and
road trips, building guitar amplifiers,
teaching guitar, and hosting blues
As the doubleneck adventures were
slowly winding to a close, Tiger was
recruited into Bing, a motley
experimental/world-music crew
consisting of accordion, tuba,
electric bass, saxophone, electric
guitar, drums, and vocals. Musically
invigorating though that was, Tiger
was ready to move on again. In
2006 he came to Nashville, where
he now heads up Wild Animal, a
double-duty combo that leads one
life as an instrumental blues-rock-
surf trio and a a second backing the
great Blues singer Mississippi
Millie. Tiger and Millie also perform
as duo, known as--what else?--
Mississippi Millie and Tiger Gagan.
What is the sum of all this music
and travelling around? A musician
in possession of a distinctive slide
guitar style that world renowned
picker Jerry Donahue calls “truly
unique and gratifying.”

VIDEO: See Tiger's video from  
November '08 Play It AgaIn Jam
January Jam
Spotlight Artist
Players at the December 2008  Jam
December 2008
December 2008
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Matt Jacobs - Dead Flowers
Matt Jacobs at the Play It Again Jam in Nashville Tennessee performing
The Rolling Stones song "Dead Flowers" in December of 2008
at Windows Off The Cumberland on Second Avenue.