Monday, May 16, 2005

Gene Clark Tribute May 21 with Rich Mattson and more @ Hex

Whether you're amped up for more live music after Art-a-Whirl, or just getting fired up to go. . . here's a not-to-be-missed event -- the Gene Clark Tribute at the Hexagon for free! Rich Mattson of Ol' Yeller has assembled a band to pay tribute to Gene Clark on Saturday, May 21st at The Hexagon Bar in Minneapolis. The band includes Rich Mattson on vocals and guitar, Bill Quinn on pedal steel guitar, Keely Lane (Trailer Trash, Ol' Yeller) on drums, Dale Kallman (Ol' Yeller), on vocals and bass, and David Beckey (The Autumn Leaves), on vocals and guitar. The group will be performing three sets of Gene Clark material and special guests include Chris Dorn (The Beatifics), Jeaneen Gauthier (Jan), Jon Hunt (Landing Gear), Chris Mirski and others.

Kansas City Southern: A Tribute To
The Music Of Gene Clark
Saturday, May 21st
Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Mattson says: "Singer-songwriter Gene Clark is not a name that many people are familiar with, but if they've listened to the radio anytime since 1965, they have most certainly heard his music and his influence has been felt all over the globe. He was with folk-rock and psychedelic-rock pioneers The Byrds when they had their biggest hits, "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Turn! Turn! Turn!", and "Eight Miles High." After leaving The Byrds, he released several well regarded solo records, as well as two ground-breaking albums with Dillard & Clark. Gene Clark is arguably the father of country rock, and his songs have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Roxy Music, Husker Du, Willie Nelson, The Turtles, Leo Kottke, Robyn Hitchcock, Salt N' Pepa, Tom Petty, This Mortal Coil, and many others. Sadly, Gene passed away on May 24 1991 at the age of 47."

Now, some other stuff Mattson passed on that's going on this week:

"On Tuesday May 17 I'll be playing bass with my good friends Baby Grant Johnson and the New Vintage at the Turf Club. We're on late, but before us come and check out Austin songwriter Ethan Azarian and Terry Walsh and 2am.

Then on May 21, Saturday afternoon the New Vintage plays again at Grumpy's Northeast, in the backyard at around 2:30pm. This is part of the big annual Northeast ART-A-WHIRL you may have heard about. Lots of kickass Minneapolis bands are playing.

***Sunday May 22nd (also as part of the ART-A-WHIRL experience), Andy Schultz and I will be playing acoustically at the California Building (22nd Ave. and California St. N.E.), outdoors at 3:00.

OL' YELLER returns to action FRIDAY MAY 27..we'll be playing at Mayslack's from 10:30 to 1:30. A whole lotta rocking to make up for lost time. We miss you."


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