Jay Blakesberg shoots amazing photos of bands, and has done so since the 1970’s. Blakesberg’s newest coffee table/art book JAM is available for purchase/signing at Mr. Musichead. Artfully placed within its pages are decades of his jam-scene documentation in photographic form. JAM holds over three hundred photos of many music acts including Grace Potter, Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Jane’s Addiction, moe, Yonder Mountain String Band, Phish, Spearhead, The Black Crows, and, of course, the quintessential gods of jam, The Grateful Dead.
JAY BLAKESBERG’s photos are an important facet in the history of music journalism. Blakesberg’s shots are published in Rolling Stone, Relix, Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar and others. Each image reveals unparalleled access to bands and a deep understanding of the art of photography. Buy a copy, get it signed, and take it home to appreciate the book as a work of art from the comfort of your own sofa. Alex Gordon interviewed Blakesberg about the photographer’s passion for jambands.