Today we look back to October 13, 2006…

Brendan Bayliss to Sub For Al Schnier Saturday

Tomorrow Umphreys McGee Brendan Bayliss will sub for moe.s Al Schnier at Albanys Palace Theater. As previously reported, Schnier is taking a temporary hiatus from playing guitar due to severe tendonitis. For the past two nights Transamericans/freebeerandchicken keyboardist Kirk Juhas has performed with moe. at Buffalo, NYs Tower Ballroom. moe. will close out their run at the venue tonight.

The Jammys on MSG

Tonight the MSG Network will air the second of five Jammys Live episodes. Each one hour program will present a number of musical collaborations from Jammys past along with backstage footage, artist interviews, and award presentations. Tonights installment, which will air at 11PM and then again at 1AM, includes Gov’t Mule with Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, and Trey Anastasio revamping Soulshine, Dr. John, Toots Hibbert, George Porter Jr., Brian Stoltz, JoJo Herman and Matt Abts joining forces on ‘Hey Pocky A-Way’ and Phil Lesh performing with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals on Wharf Rat. Leshs performance with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals is particularly memorable and marks the first time the strange bedfellows collaborated onstage. The paired performers have gone on to both perform together and cover each others material with their solo projects.

John Popper.TV

The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic will appear on Concert.TV until October 15.

A new, groove-driven project from Blues Travelers frontman, the JPP is currently supporting its studio debut (out now on Relix Records). Concert.TV is a free to view on demand television network that programs live performances, documentaries and unique originals for subscribers of Comcast, Cox, Insight, Charter and many other digital cable services. The John Popper Project will kick off its fall tour Tuesday at New Yorks Canal Room.

Steel Train Rides into 2007

Steel Train will depart for the final part of its 2006 tour on Tuesday. The group will kick off this leg of its journey October 17 at Philadelphia, PAs the World Cafe. The outing will also bring the New York/New Jersey quintet to Baltimore, Boston, Chapel Hill, NC, Charlottesville, VA, Atlanta, Greensboro, NC, Richmond, VA and Cambridge, MA before closing out the year with Grace Potter at South Burlington, VTs Higher Ground. After the New Year, Steel Train will continue work on its next studio album, the follow-up to 2005s Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun.