MC Broom and the Jam is an ever-changing group of musicians. We were originally called “Uncle John’s Band,” since my name is John, I am an uncle and there was need for the ensemble to be named for a performance at a little party called Floyd Fandango in the summer of 2016. There, I had the honor of orchestrating a jam of musicians consisting of old and new friends, made up from a large swath of the musical fabric of the region and beyond.
The core group of MCB&tJ are Bradley Carr, lead guitar (Red Weather, Tribe of Clouds) and Timbo Sims, keyboards (Red Weather, Rollin Green, The Buck and Grizz Show), drummers Kris Hodges (FloydFest, Butch Robins Imagicnation, Blue Mule) and Matt Leonard (Relachatian, GroovaScape, GOTE), Scott Sutton on bass (GroovaScape, Dirty Rumors), Jerry Wood on fiddle (Blue Mule) and myself, John McBroom, on guitars and lead vocals from the likes of (Red Weather, Blue Mule and most recently GOTE).
Trying to honor the musical spirit of Jerry Garcia, we look for the edge and stay there. Jamming is the intent—not to say that the song choices aren’t just as crucial—but we are looking for good spots to let the music play the band, to steal a line from Mr. Garcia. We are always looking to make the experience greater than the sum of its parts. With the line-up assembled, I think you will agree that the only possible issue may be finding enough toast for all the Jam!