A Funky “Cassidy” from Stealin’ the Farm

We caught this 12 minutes of Stealin’ the Farm getting super funky at Knuckleheads in Michigan City, IN back on Dec 13, 2019. Enjoy!

Stealin’ the Farm – Dec 13th, 2019 at Knuckleheads in Michigan City, IN getting funky with Cassidy!

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Chester Brown with Rumpke Mountain Boys Jammin’ on Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar”

Another one hot off the press. I can’t wait for June to roll around again.

This one is a 9 minute jam of Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar” with a couple of the Rumpke Mountain Boys at Brown Town 10 last year. It even includes a dancing T-Rex.

Chester Brown with Rumpke Mountain Boys jammin’ out to Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar”

Stealin’ the Farm’s “Take the Time” at Brown Town 10

Still hanging solo at the house (day 9 – ground control to Major Tom?) has given me a lot of time to work on my video and graphics editing skills on some old video I had. Big kudos to everyone keeping the music alive around the area.

Here’s Stealin’ the Farm’s “Take the Time” June 7th, 2019.

Special thanks to Don Thompson who created the original logo for NWI Jam.

Hang in there, we’re all going to make it through this!

Chester Brown – Sad Song at Brown Town 10

I just love the growl of a Hammond B3 on a warm summer night, course I may be a little partial.

Here’s Chester Brown’s “Sad Song” at Brown Town last year.

Chester Brown – Sad Song – Brown Town 10 – June 7, 2019

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Stealin’ the Farm with Willie Waldman at Browntown 10

I apparently took a lot of video last June. Here’s Stealin’ the Farm’s “You Don’t Care Anymore” at Brown Town 10. This song will be on their soon to be released album.

Stealin’ the Farm at Brown Town 10 with Willie Waldman – You Don’t Care Anymore

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Willie Waldman Project Jam – Browntown 10

Another little jam we found of one of our Chesterton natives – the Willie Waldman Project with with J.D. Westmoreland of the Rumke Mountain Boys on bass, Mike Kneeland (Chester Brown and Stealin’ the Farm) on guitar, Tony Dellumo from Chester Brown on percussion, Stealin’ the Farm’s Marcus Safirt on keys, and Bill Roemer (too many bands to list) on drums.

Willie Waldman Project at Brown Town 10 – June 7th, 2019

Stealin’ the Farm – Crawling Toward the Sunshine at Brown Town 10

We pulled another out of the vault for everyone’s viewing tonight. Stealin’ the Farm at Brown Town 10 last June.

Stealin’ the Farm – Crawling Toward the Sunshine – Brown Town 10 – June 7, 2019

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Chester Brown – One Good Storm from Brown Town 10

Check out this video from June 7th, 2019 at Brown Town of Chester Brown’s One Good Storm. I’m really starting to have some fun digging around with the video editor.

Chester Brown at Brown Town 10 – One Good Storm – June 7th, 2019

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Stay safe and we’ll see what video I find in the archives next to keep us occupied.

Chester Brown – Brown Town 10 Video – Stale Cigarettes

With observation of the social distancing it gave us a little time to dive into the vault of video we’ve accumulated over time and started playing around with the video editors.

While we’re all cooped up trying to not overload the hospitals since the virus is here, what a better video to find than Chester Brown performing Stale Cigarettes at Brown Town last year. Brown Town was where the idea of NWI Jam was born. Enjoy the video.

Chester Brown – Brown Town 10 – Stale Cigarettes – June 7th, 2019

By the time June 12th rolls around I’m sure we’re all going to be ready for a weekend of Brown Town 2020 on the river at Rising Sun Campground. For more information check chesterbrown.org.

Band Cancellations

We have entered an unprecedented time in history. If you have a cancellation, there is no shame and NWI Jam wants to help make sure we get the word out. We will continue to update this page as we find out more.

Listed below are the bands/venues cancelling due to the nationally declared emergency. You and your family’s health should come first. Please email nwijams@gmail.com if I haven’t caught your notification yet.


When we first started this page the ban had not gone into effect, but we were being asked. It’s safe to assume no one is going to be having a gig in the near future until the ban has lifted, however check our YouTube channel for playlists of some of our favorite local artists while we settle in to our homes for a bit and figure out how to live stream a private show to you.

Bands that check in or we catch their cancellation we’ll add to the list to get the word out to your fans.

Bands Checking In with Cancellations (cancelled until the ban is lifted):

  • AllGood/Justin Golday Solo
  • Steve Ball
  • Chester Brown
  • Angelo Cicco
  • Dead to Rights
  • Fresh Hops/Cat Man Dog
  • Gato/Darren Grigsby
  • Jason Russel
  • Stealin’ the Farm
  • Strings Beyond Description

Friday – March 20th:

  • Tommy Thompson @ Quaker Steak and Lube

While we’re all at home go give these guys a like on their page.