YES! Russell deCarle of the band Prairie Oyster. Here. At the PV JAM. More on that in a minute. Hello and a quick shout out to everyone! We hope you’re enjoying your winter. You haven’t heard much from the JAM here but rest assured there has been a ton of action going on. Not like we really get any rest. Though there were a few days after JAM 2012 there was little to do but rest up after a killer 3 days of fun, music. food and frivolity all around. We hope you had as good a time as we did putting it all together for you. And this year is not going to be any different,well sorta.The PVCE (Pickering Village Community Events) commitee began putting things together for 2013 shortly after we shut down last June. Lots to do, getting all the acts together for this year. Amazing how many get booked up for the year so early on so you have to get a hop on things pretty quickly. And they did. There will be some new faces this year and some additional events and most of all, we are now 4 days strong! JAM 2013 will be starting on June 6th and running through to the 9th. Ok, so, new things for this year. Thursday night will be kicking off the 4 days with Country In The Courtyard featuring multi Juno,CCMA and SOCAN award winner Russell deCarle (of Prairie Oyster fame). Russell has recently released a long awaited solo album and to that end has formed a trio with Dennis Keldie on accordion and Steve Briggs on string bass to take this album out to the streets and right here in The Courtyard for your listening pleasure. From Russells bio “… A fluent mix of blues, jazz and R&B tinged western swing that pays homage to some of Russell deCarle’s all-time favourite artists while remaining simultaneously fresh and familiar. ” talking about his new release, Under The Big Big Sky. So be sure to mark the 6th of June on your calendar to help us kick off this years JAM Festival in country style with the Russell deCarle Trio. Now as if that isn’t enough also added this year is the YouthJAM stage. A place for younger performers to strut their stuff on their own stage. Now don’t be fooled this is gonna be some wonderful talent. If you managed to catch Ben Black last year you’ll know what I’m talking about. This young performer had the audience eating out of his hand when he played JAM last year and he’s back again this year.