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Jake Reichner

Rivaling "Five for Fighting" high notes, Jake filled the Beanery with a haunting vocal performance that appeared to rise from the heart.  "Freedom", "Angel" and "Blue" each had a quality that entertained and had the room looking forward to the next song.  His soft acoustic accompaniment completed the mystical feel to the evening.  --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001


Jabong's loyal following filled the Fox and Firkin with peace, love and swaying.  The Firkin place was packed and happenin' at 11pm, but the amazing fact was that when the Regular Guy returned at 1:30am, no one had left.  The polished polished reggae beat (with assistance from Conga Guy who also pounds for Southtown Hounds) and authentic lyrics and keyboard tones are a pleasure to hear from a Corvallis band.  --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001

Janice Scroggins & Patrick Lamb

Janice played an Alesis keyboard that offered a deep rich tone accompanied by Patrick's Sax.  'Little Sun Flower' and 'America' had the 'Ritz' benefit crowd cheering for more.  Patrick's wireless mic system had him joining the audience in their seats for a very entertaining performance. --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001

Jazzberry Ram

This Vancouver, B.C. band offered Elvis Costello/Joe Jackson quality vocals courtesy of the rappin' keyboardist, Steven Stuart.  Bending his ax strings to the breaking point, their lead singer reminds one of a male version of Ani Difranco (as impossible as that concept seems.)  "The place were we live" was punctuated by a perfectly amped guitar, high end background vocals from the intense drummer.  Bass amplification had the Regular Guy's seat vibrating across the floor at AJs.  Great electric effects and clear acoustic skill combined for unique sounds heard for the first time in Corvallis. --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001    Click for more pictures 1, 2, 3

Jeremy Serwer

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Jeremy's Solo Acoustic Ensemble

Jeremy's capo'd acoustic strumming immediately had the packed AJs crowd 'feeling good.'  In addition to his musical talent, Jeremy can work the crowd with an impressive variety of comedy relief.  "Boy meets Girl" & "Melissa" both had lyrics that spoke to the audience.  "Ten second man" stopped all conversation and turned heads to the stage.  Jeremy's half strums and slow pick strums added a unique touch to his style. --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001

Jerry Joseph and the Jack Mormans

More rhythm from a trio than I have ever experienced.  Jerry could loop the same notes but put a different roll to each round.  Lyrics are well worth active listening.  If you are in Europe this December, check their tour dates --- The Regular Guy, October, 2001

Jesus Presley

Singing through a distortion effecter, this band is addictive.  Think B52s meets No Doubt. --- The Regular Guy, October, 2001

Joe Pusey & The Bellydancers

Joe's unique world tones from his wind instruments make for a most authentic experience.  While the number of belly dancers change, Kameal is a highlight with amazing outfits and movements that defy logic. --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001

KickAss Martians

KickAss Martians blast vocals and guitar licks the HARD way.  While their fine Eddie Vedder styled ballads may lull the unsuspecting from the street, this band caters to the head banger in all of us.  During their show at AJs, they pulled the crowd in and then got them on their feet only let loose on their trademark heavy metal mosh ready songs.  They lost a 'lady' or two during the transition, but it was obviously working well with the crowd resulting in a kinder gentler mosh pit. --- The Regular Guy, November, 2001  (check out their recent newsletter)

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