“You better be somewhat flexible. I’ve played all kinds of places, 300 people to 200,000. Basically, I treat it as another show. And the rest of it, they’re just life lessons.” - Dave Mason
In 1970, after having played in a band called the Epics together, a couple of Toms in Gainesville, Florida found themselves in a band they called Mudcrutch.
"The way the nation is now, it’s full of hate. I’m doing this because the world - and especially our country right now - needs this message. I want the regular folks to come out. There are so many nice people in the world."
The record is based on a very simple idea: if you returned after an absence of decades to something that enchanted and mystified you as a teenager, what would you make of it?
The Florida Jazz and Blues Jam is an intimate, one-day event. But with six headlining acts, it packs a big punch.
Welcomed by musicians of all walks, PHJB are favorites at music festivals and by rock stars alike.