Jim’s Country Jam @ Waterloo Icehouse (12/19/2010)

It’s getting close to Christmas…..everyone is getting stressed out with all the hustle and bustle.  Nothing better to help you de-stress than Jim’s Country Jam.  The jam is so much fun because of all the talented musicians, and friends.  But, added to all that, the staff at Waterloo is wonderful!  They do a great job of making you feel at home and the food is always great!   If you’ve never been to one of the jams, you really should check it out.  It happens the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.  And, if you’ve been to one, you know what we’re talking about and we’ll see you there next time!!  🙂

Our favorite “Christmas Song” is Merle Haggard’s 1973 #1 hit, If We Make Through December. Can’t count the number of times musicians have told us they like the song, but it’s a hard one for the band to play without a lot of practice.  This year, though, Jim and the band agreed to try it for me at one of their gigs.  After 37 years, we finally got to hear the song played live and loved it.  The band did it again for us tonight…after a little trouble counting it off.  🙂

Evan did a dang good job on “Fast Train to Georgia”!

How many “country” bands do you know that throw in the theme song from “A Peanuts Christmas” cartoon?  This one does…..and has fun doing it!  Although, it just wasn’t the same without Teri Joyce and Jim doing the dancing.  🙂