2020 is the year of the tributes: Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, Motown Soul and more!
Fleetwood Mac Tribute featuring Fleetwood Dreams
Fleetwood Dreams is one of the most bona fide sounding tributes to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks out there. The show captivates the magic of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks at the pinnacle of their careers by blending vocals harmonies and precise instrumentation. The band consists of world class musicians and the vocals of Christine Wright are spot on as Stevie Nicks. The shows are exciting as well as intimate. Join Fleetwood Dreams at the 2020 Jam for a shared magical journey. Fleetwood Dreams is a must see!
Neil Young Tribute featuring Charlie Baker
For over 30 years, Charlie has performed across the USA, has recorded in Nashville, and has opened for music industry heavyweights such as Warren Zevon, REO Speedwagon, Damn Yankees featuring Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and Laurence Juber. For the Jam, Charlie will be doing a tribute to one of his favorite artists, Neil Young, backed by a full band, comprised of Unfinished Business and special guest Mike Hopkins.
Creedence Clearwater Revival and Tom Petty Tributes featuring Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business is a Central Coast band initially formed in 2003 and specializing in what is arguably the best music of all time: 1960s rock 'n' roll and soul. Think The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and various Motown and Memphis soul artists. In this year's Jam, Unfinished Business will be covering tributes to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Tom Petty, with help from some of the Jam special guests, as well as backing Jam special guests on mini tributes to other great rock icons.
Motown Soul Tribute featuring Roy Henry
Seen here on the Central Coast in the 'Legends' tribute series as Ray Charles, Roy and his "effortlessly sultry voice" commands the Jam Opening Ceremony with his rendition of America the Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner. Roy, a member of Unfinished Business, will also perform iconic Motown, Memphis, and other soul classics at the Jam with Unfinished Business.
Atwell's voice has been described as "a force of nature", belting out hard rock hits as current lead singer for Rock of Ages, AC/DC tribute band High Voltage, and Rebel 66. Kelly's high-energy performances at Jams in the past, backed by Unfinished Business, have left the crowd 'thunder struck'! This year Kelly will have the same inpact, doing mini tributes to Grand Funk Railroad,
The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, as well as collaborating with other Jam artists on some special performances. This guy is a rocker!
Cal Poly Music Professor and one of SLO County's hottest sax players, Dave Becker, will be doing the Jam this year, adding his talents to several classic soul, pop, and rock tunes. Great to have Dave on board this year!
Paul Dunn Bagpipe Corp
Bagpipes are in high demand on Memorial Day, but 2020 will be the third year in a row that Paul Dunn has been able to support the Jam by providing bagpipes for a special AC/DC tune. Their performance is always exciting, so we are happy to have them back!
Michael Hopkins will be providing his talents on electric and steel guitar to Charlie Baker's Neil Young Tribute as well as some other parts of the show.
Michael started playing guitar and keyboards in 1964, and subsequently added mandolin, bass, pedal steel, and banjo to his arsenal of talents. He is a professional musician, having played for many years all over California in a plethora of country, jazz, and rock bands, some of which have opened for numerous name entertainers. Suffice it to say we are very fortunate to have a musician of Michael's caliber helping out in the Jam this year!
Steve Howard, an owner of Jam sponsor Trailer Hitch RV in Nipomo, grew up in AG and has been a musician since grade school, first playing trumpet and later guitar. He sang in bands in high school, won an award in The American Song Festival, played the famous Troubadour in LA, performed in Idaho, Hawaii, and Santa Barbara, and has been playing blues jams locally since 2009 while holding down his real job at Trailer Hitch RV in Nipomo. Steve put on a great show last year and we expect him to rock the Jam again this year!
Donna Lu & Matt Kim
Soulful duo, Donna Lu and Matt Kim of O'Donna, return to the Jam this year to sit in with Unfinished Business and some of the other special guests on some mini tributes to Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and the Echo In The Canyon movie. Not to be missed!
Thanks to Jam volunteer photographers Bruce Sundberg of SDI Photography, Jerry Butch Westchester, Kate Pidromova, and others unknown.