Super jam surprise at the Fox |

Super jam surprise at the Fox

Andrew Harley

It’s typical for the bright and shining stars of the jam scene to collaborate on live dates. Usually, the collaborations go something like Robert Randolph joins Ben Harper for a song, Trey Anastasio plays a set with Medeski, Martin and Wood or David Grisman anoints Yonder Mountain String Band as fine young pickers and singers with an acoustic set at a bluegrass festival. Usually, the “special guests” are one or two, and the stage represents only two or three bands.

We, the state of Colorado, have the unique opportunity to see a relatively spur-of-the-moment super jam featuring Billy Nershi and Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident), Fareed Haque (Garaj Mahal), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars and Robert Walter’s 20th Congress), Tye North (Theory of Everything) and a parade of “special guests.”

It’s called The Rebel Alliance Jam, and it happens at the Fox Theatre in Boulder on Monday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m.

The reason all of these great ambassadors of improvisational music are getting together is that the Conscious Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Boulder has organized this gathering as a benefit to help complete Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is set to open a food storage and delivery facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota, in the summer of 2004.

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The Conscious Alliance is a non -profit out of Boulder, founded by Justin Baker, that is working to help feed the hungry and impoverished across the United States.

“Justin Baker is just amazing. He’s done wonderful things for America’s hunger problems,” said Carrie Lombardi of Madison House Publicity. “It should be a great night of incredible music.”

DJ Roots opens the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and DJ Roots starts things up at 8:30. The show is all ages and ticket prices are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit The Conscious Alliance.

Andrew Harley can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext.610, or at

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