This years Jemfest was by far the most successful one. *The music and people were totally incredible and amazing. *There's no way to put words on it. *Everything went smoothly and we had a good attendance. *At a given time, I'd say there were around 60-70 people watching the show. *This is a far stretch from 99 and 00. *If you missed out of Jemfest 2001 you missed out on something really, really big.
Eric Sands - Man what a guy and incredible talent. *His band was just 'on it' the whole night. *His surprise with J3 (Sands, Balducci, and Garcia) was the highlight of all Jemfests. *J3 was an emotional experience. *I'm working on a webpage specifically for J3.
Rob Balducci - Once again he came through for another Jemfest. *Although Chris couldn't make it, Anthony did and they played with backing tracks. *None the less, another excellent performance. *Seeing Rob play makes me want to go live in NY just so I can see him play live. *You have to see him live to understand.
Ricky Garcia - Ricky has such an emotional playing style that makes your jaw drop. *Be looking for Ricky doing something really big one of these days. *What a great guy too.
Arc of Descent - What a rush! *Arc rumbled the fest with such power and energy that would bring down the chandeliers at Jemfest 2000. *You must see the video to experience this energy. *This was Jemfests heaviest act ever.
Frankenshred - Good God man. *These guys are beyond words. *From one of the most powerful set of lungs came the lyrics which backed the fastest playing ever experienced at a Jemfest show. *They're such perfomers and excellent showman not to mention a great bunch of guys to party with.
Stephanie's Religion - *These guys gigged all the way down to Jemfest! *If you ever get the chance to see this band you're in for a real treat. *I'll soon have videos posted so you'll see what I mean!
Matt King - A guitar prodigy maybe? *I'd say 'yes' as would many others. *Satch has something to look out for in the future because someones creeping up on him and will take him out. *
*Adam recommended Matt for JF2001 and it was an excellent choice. *The band members ages ranged from 16-18. *
Jeremy Krull - This is his 2nd time performing at Jemfest. *He gets better year after year and impressed everyone there. *Plus he won the Ibanez raffle guitar! *Congrats!
I want to give special thanks to all those who loaned equipment for others to use. *This saved us LOADS of money! *Also Ryan and Bob for running sound for the acts and Jay for bringing in tons of his stuff. *Of course, Kevan for organizing and booking all the gigs - man, I hope you are still interested in JF02. *Bill was impressive and controlling the sales and funds. *He marked down every item sold and made sure we had enough funds for everything.
That's all for now - It's late and I'll post more later. *I'll work on some captions and will be touching up some pictures (red eye, rotation, etc.)