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Every Monday Night Blues Show & Sit-in Blues Jam at Hank Dietle's Tavern!
The focus of Wolf’s jams is producing the highest quality music performances at all times which consistently pleases and draws in a large audience of blues lovers and dancers and creates a night of high energy and fun! All this on a Monday night! This is not your grandfather’s blues jam!
Paraphrasing Forest Gump, "Blues Jams are like a box of chocolates--you never know who’s going to show up but it's going to be GOOD!!"
“It’s like hearing 7 bands for free!”
The night starts out with the host band playing an opening show set at 7 PM. The host band will feature a rotation of special guests such as LINWOOD TAYLOR or MATT KELLEY, or occasional other special guests, backed by Wolf Crescenze (bass) and Andy Hamburger (drums).
Sit-in Jam Sets
The sit-in jam portion of the evening begins at about 8:30 PM. Throughout the rest of the night, musicians who have signed up will be invited to come up 1 or 2 at a time to sit in and jam with the band.
What’s a blues jam?
All styles of electric blues welcome & everyone’s always invited. Musicians from all over the DMV come and play the blues for your listening and dancing pleasure! Great way to hear local blues talent, and you never know who’s going to show up—sometimes out-of-towners and touring musicians. Even prominent national acts have stopped by to jam over the years including Guitar Shorty, Bill Kirchen, Eugene Hideaway bridges, Jimi Carpenter, Pierre Beauregard, Johnny Sansome, Johnny Vidacovich, and Grammy Nominees Tab Benoit and Steve Riley!
The jams are a great way to connect with other blues-lovers and blues musicians and to meet potential bandmates and potential fans. Friendships, bands, even marriages (no kidding!) have happened from the magic of blues jams!!
Hank Dietle’s Tavern offers beer, wine, and sodas along with delicious catered food by Sonia’s Table such as roast beef and buffalo chicken sliders, turkey bacon jam croissant sandwich, spinach dip with tortilla chips, salsa with tortilla chips, hummus with naan, and tortellini salad. Try the Monday night blues jam special Turkey Bacon (Blues) Jam sandwich for $8.99 or $9.99 w/ chips! Your purchases help support Hank Dietle’s & live music, but you’re welcome to bring your own food or have food delivered.
We need your continued, wonderful support, so remember, come hungry, come thirsty, and come ready for fun. Your support of one of the area's last few great small live music venues—with live music 7 nights a week—will keep the live in LIVE MUSIC!!