Bio

Wham, bam! Strawbury Jam

Modern Country with a little bit of R&R

Mike and Jenn met while playing in a classic rock band.  Having played in many bands throughout the years, they both wanted to play country music and had very clear ideas of how they would like to run a band.  Neither had the time to tackle the task on their own so Strawbury Jam was created as a partnership using the unique talents and skills of each to launch one of the best modern country bands in Indiana. After the long and arduous task of searching and more searching for the Dream Team, we hit the jackpot!  The band consists of 6 experienced and very talented performers:  Laura Adams, violinist (and vocalist), Mike Christen, drummer (and vocals), Jeff Libby, keyboardist, Blake Miller, guitarist, Vince, bass and Jenn Moe, lead vocalist (and percussion).

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MIKE CHRISTEN

BAND CO-OWNER AND DRUMMER

Mike knew he wanted to play professionally after drumming for his high school's production of Music Man!  His parents knew they were in Trouble, which starts with a "T", and that rhymes with "D" and that stands for DRUMS!  He began with Midlife Crisis - the band, not the real thing, and quickly realized that classic rock was his wheelhouse. Mike later moved on to play with some great bands that include Little Eddie and the Fossils, Paige 6, Six Figures, The Echo Station and Full Tilt.

JENN MOE

BAND CO-OWNER, LEAD VOCALIST

The Five Easy Pieces were the first to hire Jenn as a lead vocalist performing genres ranging from jazz to disco.   Professionally, Jenn has since sung for a variety of bands covering many genres - The Cool Chiles (Latin/TexMex Orchestral band), Airstream Betty (Country), The Tides (Variety) and Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars (Island Rock).  Currently, she sings for Cruise Control (Yacht Rock) and Full Tilt (Classic Rock) in addition to Strawbury Jam.

Laura Adams

VIOLINIST AND VOCALIST

As the daughter of a Professor of Music, Laura had no option but to become a musician - a really good musician!  She chose the violin and has played professionally for many years as a 'hired gun' for church services, weddings, corporate events and as the lead violinist and vocalist for the touring band, Mother Grove (Celtic Rock).  In recent years she has been a member of Airstream Betty (Country) ,Full Tilt (Classic Rock )and Train Wreck (Classic Rock). You will not want to miss seeing Laura play with Strawbury Jam!

jeff libby

KEYBOARDIST AND VOCALIST

As a formative member of the Indiana based band, Living Proof, Jeff served as keyboardist, vocalist, music director, arranger, songwriter as well as manager and booking agent.  Prior bands include The Wild Things (1970's, Missouri), Sailor (National), Main Street (International), The Two of Us Plus Love (International), Carlton Taylor Band (Indiana), Powertrain (Indiana).  Jeff also currently manages and performs with Cruise Control (Indiana).

BLAKE MILLER

Lead Guitarist

Blake has been touring and recording for the better part of 16 years. So country, that he'd only play Johnny Cash if the rest of the band would cooperate (which we won't!). With a blazing guitar style and a decent sense of humor, Blake looks forward to being the Strawbury to this Jam and getting to play with the legendary Jeff Libby. 

VINCE

BASS GUITARIST

As a founding member of the Indianapolis band, Under Fire, Vince started playing professionally in 1985 at the age of 18.  Over the years he has played with many well known and beloved Indianapolis bands.  The list includes The Buzz, Max Fabulous, 5 AM, The Boss Tone Twanglers, Coyote Ugly, The Danny Issacs Band, The Bishops, The Jai Baker Band, Blonde Sonja, Killing Karma and Turtlefish.  He also played bass for the 3 piece band, Todd Hart and Thang, during a period in the early 90's while living in Florida.