Ten jam bands to watch in 2014

While the peak of the jam band scene was arguably reached somewhere in the middle part of the last decade, there are no shortage of excellent bands playing today and releasing new music who blend different genres of music together and improvise freely on stage. Granted, not all of these acts fit neatly into the hippie-dippie definition of a jam band, but all of the groups here give a sense of freedom at their shows through improvisation and exploration. Here are the ten jam bands to keep an eye on in 2014.

See also: The ten biggest jam-band scene stereotypes

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