Today, we are talking about one of the coolest aspects of living in Nashville. Something you take for granted living here because it becomes a part of “living.” Living with some of the most talented locals in
Late Monday evening, we hit up Whiskey Jam to blow off some Monday blues and unwind. Here is what we found.
If you are unfamiliar with what Whiskey Jam is, I’ll do my best to explain it.
Whiskey Jam is sort of singer-songwriter circle/ showcase/ “laid back” party hosted on Monday nights by Ward Guenther. Because who doesn’t want to party on a Monday? Plus, it is hard to find an objection in this town to jamming and drinking whiskey… I don’t care if it’s Easter Sunday or Christmas Eve, “Wanna drink and jam?” is almost certain to be followed up with:
I am no stranger to Midtown or hitting up Winners Bar and Grill every now and then. However, it had been awhile since I frequented Whiskey Jam. I had no idea what this glorified jam session had turned into.
The place was packed from wall to wall. People were sitting up on tables to get out of the way. The patio outside was hopping with bustling beauties and fellas listening through the raised garage doors. There were people there, wearing the merchandise of the artists performing. (No, not Whiskey Jam shirts, the artists’ shirts. Although they should have been wearing WJ shirts, because they are comfortable, reliable, easy to wash, and made from the most subtle rayon, polyester, and cotton blend so smooth it’s like wearing honey whiskey on your body.)
As I was saying, I am not being paid to write this review. Nor have we been provided with any compensation except the free shots of WJ Blackberry that Ward freely passes out every Monday to WJ visitor.
(Force-feeding your fans)
I was surprised at the size of the crowd that WJ and Ward are pulling in these days. It was apparent that there were some tourist and white wine and Adderall girls, but overall it still feels the same as it did years ago. Just a bunch of regulars looking for something to do on a Monday. The way Nashville is supposed to feel.
What has changed?
Well, over the last 6 years, WJ boasts 137 #1 songs that have been written or performed by Whiskey Jam artists.
After years of pouring someone else’s whiskey, they broke down and got their own Blackberry Whiskey.
They have performed 325 Monday’s in a row, and have thrown some amazing outside concerts.
Made some great t-shirts. (https://store.whiskeyjam.com/)
Manage 2 sweet Spotify playlists that will keep you jamming straight through till next Monday.
And have been single handily responsible for making Monday’s bearable, and Tuesday mornings rough.
Keep on jamming WJ!