There’s a story we like to tell from the first weekend of Jam Van Sessions. A musician named Wes Kirkpatrick was traveling through LA on tour from his home base of Colorado, and we stumbled across his tunes on the interwebs and decided to invite him to be a part of the first ever Jam in the Van Session shoots.  At the time we were an unknown entity.  We had no videos or even photos to share with musicians to give them a glimpse of what it was exactly that we were inviting them to come and do. So Wes’ manager was understandably a little cautious when booking his artist for the session. After some convincing he agreed to it, but only after saying “just so you know, you’re asking me to send my band to a back alley in Venice Beach, with all of their gear, to meet some guys with a van.”  We were very aware of it, it was our dream…  luckily Wes found The Van in the alley in Venice and we were able to shoot some great videos and use them to entice future artists to Jam in the Van.  That quote from his manager is still one of our favorite memories.

So here we are nearly four years later, and I opened up our Facebook page and there’s a message from a Ryan Kirkpatrick. He tells me he’s Wes Kirkpatrick’s brother and he had heard such great things from Wes and he loved the videos and he’s always wanted to do a Jam in the Van session. Well, given how his brother did us such a solid back in the day, there was no way we were saying no. So now it seems like we owe Wes another shot to meet us in The Van in an alley, or somewhere even better. Because he’s probably going to get a little jealous when he sees Ryan’s videos with his band, The 14ers. After all, we shoot with three cameras instead of two now, and well, it’s all just a bit headier than ever…