Jammys Voting Closes; The Dude Among Presenters
Voting has now closed for the 2005 Jammy Awards. Phil Lesh will host the show which will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden next Tuesday at 8PM, with a brimming line-up that includes Ryan Adams, The Antibalas Horns, Benevento/Russo Duo, Burning Spear, The Disco Biscuits, Buddy Guy, Les Claypool, Jeff Coffin, Mike Gordon, Vince Herman, Bruce Hornsby, Gabby La La, Huey Lewis, Medeski Martin & Wood, North Mississippi Allstars, Sinead O’Connor, ?uestlove, Jonah Smith, Mavis Staples, Travis Tritt, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams and the Yonder Mountain String Band. (with additional performers still yet to be announced).
As for the awards part of the evening, presenters will include Lesh, Anthony DeCurtis and Dr. Warren Zanes (from the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, who in his pre-doctorate days used to tear it up it in Del Fuegos, and continues to record and perform). Making his Jammys debut in the presenter role is Jeff The Dude Dowd. The Coen Brothers gave a nod to Dowd, when they based Jeff Bridges character on him in the Big Lebowski (and as youll see The Dude does indeed still abide).