First up this week is Jefe by Snarky Puppy from February 20th, 2018. This Mark Lettieri-penned tune has only been performed live a handful of times and is an absolute groove machine! With lots of crowd participation led by Shaun Martin and some incredible keyboard work from Bill Laurance, you’ll be engaged throughout its 15-minute runtime! Listen with a Nugs.net subscription here.
Next we have Duh-Duh by Melt from October 15, 2022 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Melt may not be a jam band, but they take some time in every show to highlight the tight musicality of their members with this instrumental flamethrower of a song. Guitarist Marlo Shankweiler and drummer Andres Valbuena really take this one to another level! Listen with a Nugs.net subscription here.
Finally, we have Long Way, performed by Cory Wong featuring Sierra Hull off of the former’s Power Station Tour live album. This Hull bluegrass song sounds awesome when played with the full complements of Wong’s lightning-fast rhythm section and horns! Warning: serious mandolin shred! Listen with a Nugs.net subscription here.