New York City Shows (Full Band)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to my solo show at Rockwood Music Hall.  It is always fun to strip the songs down to the way they were originally written.  Me and an acoustic guitar.  Oh…and a big shout out goes to my Mom for making the trip into the “big city”!

So…….I’ve been in the studio for the last 2 weeks mixing the new record with producer Stewart Lerman.  I know…….I’m bias….but…. lemme tell ya…….it sounds amazing!  Really amazing!  I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.  In the meantime you can hear the new songs live and with a bit of rock and roll swagger the next few nights in New York City.  Me and the full band are taking over the National Underground on Saturday April 4 and Friday April 10 to blow off a little studio steam and rock out the new music. We start at 11pm and go until late night.  And….it is FREE.  National Underground is always a ton of fun and it’s bound to get scandalous.   Its on Houston Street (corner of Allen).

See ya there, Jamie

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Solo Acoustic Set In New York City

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

The tour through the Southeast was a blast. Now that I’m back in NYC I’m finishing up the new album and playing a couple local shows. This Wednesday March 25 I’ll be doing a solo acoustic set at Rockwood Music Hall. It is a really intimate room and it is a rare thing for me to be up there all by my lonesome. Just me and my acoustic.  It should be a lot of fun. I’ll be dusting off a bunch of old tunes that never made it into the band sets and I”ll unveil some of the new tunes from the next album. Set starts at 9pm. Hope to see ya there. Jamie

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Spring Tour Dates Announced

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Jamie and band kick off a long string of dates beginning this week.  The spring tour will take the band south through North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and then north to New York City, Albany, Burlington and more.  This week’s dates include shows in College Park MD, Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA (w/ The Mantras) and a Post Umphrey’s Mcgee party in Asheville that benefits the U Storm Foundation and is sure to go all night long!  This tour will feature a majority of tracks from American Heartache as well as a sneak preview of tracks from the new album which is slated for a summer 2009 release!  We hope to see all the fans out at the shows this spring!

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European Tour

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Well, if 2009 finishes the same it started I”m in for my busiest year yet.  I haven’t had a day off since January 1 and I”m loving it.  I’m checking in from England.  I’m on tour with my old friend Big Sam from New Orleans.  Rocking the fish and chips and pints before the gig in Manchester.  Off to Paris and London in the next couple of days.  Jamie McLean Band just finished recording tracks for the new album that will be released this summer!  Once I get back to the states the band and I head right back out on the road for more shows! More updates about the European tour, upcoming shows and the new Jamie McLean album in the coming days.  Cheers, Jamie

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New Years Eve Photo Gallery

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

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Live Online Interview – Q and A

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Join us at the Carolina Live Music Society web site Sunday 12/28 at 5:30pm. Quintessential guitar player and former Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Jamie McLean will be dropping in to answer questions about his album American Heartache, touring in 2008, and the upcoming New Years Eve celebration at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte!

Below is the link to the thread you want to follow… CLMS staff will conduct a short interview and then open up a Q & A for members to ask their own questions. Join us!

You can view the full announcement by following this link:,319.0.html

The Carolina Live Music Society Team.

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FREE Download Of Unreleased American Heartache!

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

We’d like to thank all of the fans for making 2008 our biggest year yet! The response to the new album American Heartache has been fantastic and the response to the live shows has been better than ever! As a thank you we are releasing an alternate version of American Heartache.

Download it for FREE, share it with friends, put it on your iPods. We will be releasing more free tracks over the next few months including more live recordings. Here are some notes regarding the track from Jamie…

“This version of American Heartache happened sort of by accident. We were tracking the album at Allaire Studios which sat on top of a mountain in Upstate New York and the vibe there was unbelievable. Creativity and inspiration seemed to ooze out of the walls and it certainly inspired this track. We had already recorded the “official” version of American Heartache which is more up tempo and has a Tom Petty or Ryan Adams Americana feel to it. I remember we were all getting ready for dinner and things were loosening up. The lights were low, the red wine had been poured. Jon started playing the piano part almost as a ballad and I started singing along. It felt right. The next thing we knew Carter came in on the chorus with that beat and suddenly we had this great “other” thing happening on the tune. When we finished we all sort of looked at each other and knew we had something special. Little did we know Stewart Lerman who was producing the record had rolled tape and the whole thing was recorded! Thanks Stewart! It is certainly different that the original recording but I love it and I can still feel the vibe that we had the night we tracked it. Enjoy it!”


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New Years Eve Show

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Come ring in 2009 with Jamie McLean in Charlotte NC! The band will be rocking the historic Double Door Inn and we want you to join the party! Tickets are now available! The band will then play their first shows of 2009 in Asheviile and Knoxville January 2 and 3.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Gobble Gobble! See you for a Post Thanksgiving Throwdown in Burlington VT on Friday December 28!

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Live Acoustic Set From Relix Released!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Jamie McLean is featured in the latest issue of Relix magazine. The article discusses his time with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, touring on his own and the new album American Heartache. In celebration of the piece Jamie and the boys set up at Relix’s New York offices for an intimate acoustic set. The band ran down American Heartache and Working Man from the new album as well as a sneak peak of Hold on Tight and Checkmate which will be officially debuted on the group’s 2009 release. The private set was recorded and we are pleased to offer it as a thank you to the fans. Enjoy!

Live Acoustic Set from Relix (mp3)