Papa Hoodoo Medicine Show

Papa Hoodoo Medicine Show


Papa Hoodoo Medicine Show is becoming Northern New Jersey's premier Jam Band! With great musicianship and an interesting lineup this band must be heard! For more info check out Papa Hoodoo at Swamp Jam at its best ! Currently looking for new venues and festival gigs.


F e a t u r i n g M e m b e r s o f
Avalon Ballroom*Yasgurs Farm*Stir Fried*TK Walker Band*Frank Messina's Spoken Motion

Papa Hoodoo is currently in the studio recording their debut full length CD!

Papa Hoodoo Medicine Show was formed in 2004 by the guitar duo PoorBob and Doc Lane with the intention of creating a band different from most groups on the jamband scene. Their vision is to combine their current jamband style with a unique feel, capturing the gut of delta blues guitar while applying contemporary grooves and rhythms. This vision led the duo to go on to find band members Wes Jensen, Jay Roosa and Billy Cristiani; thus completing the musical palette. The band’s chemistry was immediate. The end result is music that’s true to the jamband genre but has the texture and feel of blues, jazz, folk, rock, americana and world with a touch of Celtic on occasion. Papa Hoodoo Medicine Show has created a sound and feel that is truly their own. "Our music speaks for itself, and our audience agrees, we play, and play well."

The band likes to "swamp” out all their songs, both covers and originals, to create a melting pot of old and new.

Papa Hoodoo has opened up for many artists including The Marshall Tucker Band, Commander Cody, John Hammond and Rick Derringer, at venues such as BB King's, The Turning Point, Mexicali Blues, and the Meadowlands. With strong songwriting and composition abilities combined with the finest improvisational skills, Papa Hoodoo continues to recreate themselves and “shape-shift” into many forms leaving hints of The Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Gov't Mule, Jimi Hendrix, Delta Blues, and Voodoo Swamp...

and as far as personal band descriptions of Papa HooDoo...

Poorbob: Voodoo Swamp meets Miles Davis Funk at Jerry Garcia's House
CaptJ: Musical Chemistry that Matters. Slammin Jammin Rip Riffin Porch Music.

Some of the artists Papa HooDoo Medicine Show has performed with are:

Commander Cody
The Marshall Tucker Band
Terry Reid
Rick Derringer
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
John Hammond
Louisiana Red
Shannon McNally

Please check out our website for more information.


1. Demo- 6 songs - Bennet Recording Studio - Englewood, NJ
2. Currently recording our debut full length CD at Music Machine Studio - Hackensack, NJ.

Set List

At small clubs we usually play three 45 minute sets. At large shows we have enough of our own material for two 45 minute sets of originals. (we usually toss in one or two of our favorite delta style cover tunes)


US (Papa Hoodoo Originals)

Captain's Story
Earthly Greene
Gatlin' Gun
King Solomon Hill
Ode To Mountain
On The One Hand
Professors Paradise
Put Yer Foot Down
Step Into The Morning
Tea Bag
U Minus


THEM (Cover Tunes)

After Midnight
Born On The Bayou
Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Cissy Strut
Cold Turkey / Jingo
Dark Star
Dear Mister Fantasy
Deep Ellum Blues
Down In The Flood
Get Outta My Life Woman
Highway 61
How Do You Sleep
It's Your Own Fault
Long Haired Doney
Low Rider
Mean Old World
Minglewood Blues
Serve Somebody
Stormin' Monday
Them Changes
They Love Each Other
Tomorrow Never Knows
Ventilator Blues
Voodoo Garden
When The L