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ARMS membership helps bring roots music to Montgomery

Blues fan? Jazz fan? Country fan? Something else? The Alabama Roots Music Society is for you! The mission of the non-profit ARMS organization is to foster roots music through the promotion of ARMS-sponsored concerts and music events, and to assist other organizations and entities with promoting roots music through concerts and other music events.

Through the years, the music has ranged from rockabilly to zydeco, blues to bluegrass, plus gospel, rock and more. Sunday afternoon Jazz Jams provide a low-key gathering for musicians of all levels to learn and jam in a relaxed environment at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

If you enjoy music in a variety of forms and the people who make it, ARMS welcomes your attendance and participation! The group hosts an annual fundraiser ($10/ticket or $100 for a table, $80/table for ARMS members) known as JUKE which brings in nationally-known acts to a great, weather-friendly event at the Union Station Train Shed. In the spring, ARMS partners with the city to produce RiverFest, bringing a variety of musical acts to the Riverfront. For more information about ARMS membership, email alabamarootsmusic@gmail.com. Membership is $20 for individuals and $40 family and a form is available by clicking on the link to the group's newsletter on the ARMS website.

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Last updated on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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4th Annual River Jam set for May 20-21

The 4th Annual River Jam Music Festival, presented by Wind Creek, The Alabama Roots Music Society and the City of Montgomery, will feature local, regional and national touring acts performing under the Historic Union Station Train Shed on Friday and Saturday nights with additional acts also performing Saturday evening on the Riverwalk Amphitheater stage along the banks of the scenic Alabama River.

This year’s lineup includes eleven bands representing soul, funk, R&B, jazz and rock. (See list below)

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate sponsors this event will be free to the public. For more information go to www.funinmontgomery.com or contact the River Jam Music Festival offices at (334)625-2100.

Friday Night (Locals Only) Under the Historic Union Station Train Shed
The Talismen 6pm
BPM 7pm
Spike Graham 8pm
Lisa and the E-lusion 9pm

Saturday Night Under the Historic Union Station Train Shed
Queen Delphine and the Crown Jewels 6pm
Linnzi Zaorski 7:30
Zina Moses & Rue Fiya 9:30

Saturday Night at the Riverwalk Amphitheater
Opening Act Corey Harris 5:30pm
Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal 6:30pm
Shawn Mullins 8pm
Bloodkiin 9:45pm


Queen Delphine and the Crown Jewels
Inspired by the great blues belters from the 1940’s through the 1960’s, Queen Delphine, who fronts The Crown Jewels, is a multi-ranged vocalist hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her music has the feel, emotion and authenticity of a genre worth keeping alive!

Linnzi Zoarski
New Orleans based vocalist Linnzi Zaorski is a jazz vocal chanteuse performing a traditional style of jazz one might have expected to hear in a Chicago speakeasy in the 1920’s. She has been featured on National Public Radio and regularly tours nationwide from New York to LA.

Zena Moses and Rue Fiya
Zena Moses and Rue Fiya who hail from New Orleans deliver a highly contagious blend of funk, R&B, jazz and soul. The group is a regular at such venues as The Blue Nile and Tipitina’s Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal.
“If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska soul shouter and his band of Merry Soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so ring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches you through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove”-No Depression.

Shawn Mullins
Grammy nominated artist Shawn Mullins rose to prominence with the release of his Platinum selling album “Soul’s Core” featuring the hit single “Lullaby”. He has since continued to excel as both a performer and songwriter of hits on both the country and pop charts including co-writing the recent single hit “Toes” by Zac Brown. He is currently touring in support of his latest release “My Stupid Heart”.

Bloodkin
For over 27 years Athens, Georgia-based Bloodkin has been performing their own blend of “roots rock”. With their unique musical style and “jam band” appeal, Bloodkin has shared the stage with rock royalty ranging from Bobby Keys of the Rolling Stones to Patterson Keys of Drive By Truckers. “From the very beginning of Widespread Panic to today and beyond, Bloodkin has been one of our greatest influences” -John Bell (Widespread Panic).

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to all the Live Music fans who come to our events. Thanks to the City of Montgomery for allowing our volunteers to work in the interest of keeping outstanding musicians playing their music live in the Capitol City.