Best Jam Band St. Louis 2013 - Reelfoot
Jamming takes a lot of work, but mainly it takes stamina to create the longevity expected by tripped-out fans looking to sway and hula-hoop all night long. Reelfoot brings these elongated sessions to each performance, understanding that the jam format calls for song after song to feed into one another, each ending back where it started. This technique causes revelers to forget which song is being played and allows minds to release and meld into the collective conscious of the surrounding crowd. Andrew Allen's clean and airy guitar lays nicely atop Jamie Brungard's driving, funky bass while Ted Paletta's keyboard — organ preferably — sends the mind into the psychedelic space their music inhabits.