All Kinds of Jam

RECEIVED Fri., Sept. 12, 2003

In response to Jason Smith's ["Postmarks," Sept. 12] comment, "String Cheese as if they have any bluegrass in them at all anymore. Please." The article ["Jammin'," Sept. 5] was written about jamming in general. It is impossible to name all the bands that jam in the form of bluegrass, especially the resurgence in Austin. The Gourds are a very talented band, but I find it difficult to fit them into the bluegrass genre. String Cheese Incident, on the other hand, was founded on bluegrass. It remains within their sound today. I suggest you go to the ACL Fest this weekend and listen to some of the bluegrass artists attending. There will be many bands to listen to, and you will realize, Cheese is still one of the most innovative jam/bluegrass bands on the planet.
J. Rostant
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