So last night following a Green Bay Packers victory I found myself at the Corner Bar anticipating Jon Wayne and his acoustic set.
A buddy tracked Wayne down before the show and we chatted about his last show and how much I enjoyed it and what he had planned for the night.
I had one request for Wayne: Blues.
I consider myself a bit of a bluesman. Nothing makes you feel better than listening to some old timer ramble about how bad heâ€™s got it, when you yourself have a pretty decent lot. Iâ€™ve also been playing the blues harp for a few years.
Well Wayne came through and played â€œRed Houseâ€ by Hendrix at the end of his set. Other notables also include â€œWagon Wheelâ€ by Old Crow Medicine Show and â€œFire on the Mountainâ€ by the Grateful Dead.
I was surprised by the OCMS and how humble Wayne was
It was a good set and the mayor of Jamestown agreed with me. He also said we should get together and jam. Iâ€™d most likely break out my A and D key Lee Oskar harmonicas (funny side note, Oskar played with the Dead at the closing of the Winterland).
So Iâ€™m putting it here first, be on the lookout for a Jon Wayne and Jaminâ€™ Willie show. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll put the details on here first. (Benjamin William Rodgers = Jaminâ€™ Willie — my blues name).