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Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Whitefish & Missoula, MT- 8/28-29

Every summer Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons book their infamous 3 night run in Virginia City, MT. They also usually add a couple extra dates leading up to this epic run. This year the 5 shows in 5 days run started in beautiful Whitefish, MT at the Great Northern Bar. Many members of the core JMOS fan base take this week off as their annual vacation week so they can see there close friends, favorite band, and one of the most beautiful parts of the great USA. I being one of them am lucky enough to have a family lake house on Swan Lake just between Whitefish and Missoula. Once again we rallied the troops and met up at our house in BigFork, MT a couple days before the first show for some boating, swimming, games and all around, good old fashioned get together. After a couple days on the lake, it was on to Whitefish for the first of what would be five incredible shows, in three different towns.

As usual the band was refreshed and ready to get things rolling and the first night in Whitefish proved to be a traditional Jackmormons throw down and a solid start of the run. They opened up with “Apollo” a song off the most recent Stockholm Syndrome disc, followed by heavy renditions of “Beautiful Dirt” and “Second Skin.” After a couple new songs they busted out great versions of “Sparkle” and “Sometime You Just Lose It.” With an always beautiful “Syracuse,” to close the first set.

On the drive up, my cohort and I discussed some of the songs we wanted to hear over the weekend and the seond set this first night contained a few of our favorites, including “I Know there’s a Darkness”, the reggae fueled “Electra Glide in Blue”, as well as “Back in a Hole”, and “Watching Me”.” The always welcomed “New Psychology of Love” into the newer powerhouse “Mile High, Mile Deep” closed the show. After a high octane second set, we were treated to an encore of “This is the Place.” I have to tell you that Montana is definitely THE place!!

Whitefish, MT (Great Northern Bar and Grill)

Set I: Apollo, Beautiful Dirt, Second Skin(w/ Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner rap), Sparkle, Sometimes You Just Lose It, Syracuse.

Set II: I Know There’s a Darkness, The Kind of Place, Electra Glide in Blue, Back in the Hole, Watching Me, These Grey Days, New Psychology of Love(w/Before They Make Me Run, Beast of Burden, and Across 110th Street raps), Mile High, Mile Deep(w/ War rap).

Enc: This is the Place (Where Everybody Finds Out Who They Are)

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There are 7 comments associated with this post

Review? September 16, 2013, 14:15:19

Does this even count as a “review”? I’m glad your vacation was fun but I can look up setlists on my own without having to read about your day activities.
A “review” contains descriptions and analysis of songs, sets, venues. Glad you had fun but this is weak stuff.

Bill McAlaine September 18, 2013, 00:39:29

It was meant to be more of an experience piece than just a review. The second part will get more in depth to the music, and shows themselves. Thanks for reading.

Bill McAlaine September 18, 2013, 01:39:05

Here is the link to the youtube of the video I took in Missoula during Daddy Bruce:

Justin Benoliel September 18, 2013, 09:56:43

No Better crew than the Jmos crew. Good work Bill

Sean September 18, 2013, 14:57:14

I agree with Justin, nice job Bill. Sounds like an awesome time, how do i get an invite for next year?

Andrew Mount September 19, 2013, 18:36:15

Like Billy said, this review is “to be continued.” Thank you, sir, for sharing your memories, which rekindled mine, in turn. The summer 2013 Montana run was so damn fun. I’ll resist the urge to comment about those who won’t share their name but are willing to disparage your work in a public forum, but these were most certainly some damn good late summer days. It was my first time making a Jmos Montana run, and my second (still totally amateur) attempt at recording, and I’m so happy to have finally made the trek up there. I met so many great folks, reconnected with a bunch more, saw beautiful places, and heard hours and hours of top-notch, heart-and-soul rock music. You’re a good man, Billy. And like Justin said, there’s “no better crew than the Jmos crew.” So true. We’ll see some (hopefully LOTS) of you in the Bay Area in October, and PDX for NYE. You guys and gals have fun at all the other shows in the meantime.

Michael Simon September 30, 2013, 22:00:47

Nice review, Billy! I won’t miss it next year!

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