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In honor of the impending annual New Year’s Eve jam-band deluge, behold this compendium of fine recent records by actual musicians who almost entirely write their own songs and play their own instruments, sometimes for an extremely long time without stopping! Drugs or no drugs, how could a hippie go wrong?

ASSEMBLY OF DUST

The Honest Hour

(Hybrid Recordings live Western-swinging jam-band album)

DAKOTA/DAKOTA

Shoot in the Dark

(Arms Reach instrumental rural math-jam album)

HOMESTEAD & WOLFE

Our Times: The Gold Star Tapes 1973-75

(Anopheles semi-psychedelic folk-rock reissue)

JACKYL

Live at the Full Throttle Saloon

(Sanctuary redneck-metal live album)

GLENN JONES

This Is the Wind That Blows It Out

(Strange Attractors Audio House acoustic guitar solo album)

THE LIZARDS

Cold Blooded Kings

(Hyperspace heavy boogie album)

FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH

RealLIVE !

(Just a Minute import blues-rock guitar-jam double live album)

REO SPEEDWAGON

The Essential REO Speedwagon

(Epic/Legacy ’70s-’90s riverboat-metal-to-stadium-pop reissue)

ROSETTA WEST

X Descendant

(Alive “savage and psychedelic blues” album)

SUN CITY GIRLS

Carnival Folklore Resurrection 13: 98.6 Is Death

(Abduction ethno-psychedelic found-sound collage-rock album)

SACRED STEEL INSTRUMENTALS

(Arhoolie ’90s-’00s sacred steel-guitar reissue compilation)

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: A JAM BAND TRIBUTE TO LYNYRD SKYNYRD

(Sanctuary Southern jam-rock compilation)

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