The Songs of Gene Clark: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Cutting Room Presents:

The Songs of Gene Clark: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wed, February 22, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$25.00 - $30.00

Tickets at the Door

BAND:
DON PIPER (GUITAR)
PETE KENNEDY (GUITAR)
SAL MAIDA (BASS)
CHARLIE ROTH (KEYBOARDS)
KONRAD MEISSNER (DRUMS)

SINGERS:
MARSHALL CRENSHAW
AMY RIGBY
CÅIT O'RIORDAN
THE KENNEDYS
DENNIS DIKEN
JOE HURLEY
GEORGE USHER
LEE RANALDO
EDWARD ROGERS
DAVID SCHRAMM
DON PIPER
DON FLEMING
MARY LEE KORTES
DENI BONET
JAMES MASTRO
BOB PERRY
STEPHANIE SEYMOUR
TOM CLARK
GAZ THOMAS
LISA BURNS
MIKE FORNATALE

There is a $20 food and drink minimum. 

The Songs of Gene Clark: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Songs of Gene Clark: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
After leaving folk-rock pioneers The Byrds at the height of their fame, Gene Clark pursued a solo career that ultimately revealed the legacy of a world-class songwriter, gifted poet, and widely influential musical chameleon; one whose most well known works, White Light (1971) and No Other (1974) are rightly hailed as classics of the rock era.

For Clark aficionados, however, his debut solo album (released in February 1967) holds much significance, because it was here, free from the pressures that drove him to leave a successful band that scored two number-1 singles during his tenure, that Clark was able to craft his own unique musical vision.

Fifty years later, the “Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers” album is recognized as the tour de force it was all along: 11 tracks penned or co-penned by the artist, incorporating garage rock, country rock and chamber pop with equal measures of poetic brilliance and uncommon melodic ease.

Every track on the album is tremendous, filled with enough lyrical twists and musical turns to warrant cover versions of key tracks like "Tried So Hard" (the Flying Burrito Brothers, Iain Matthews, Yo La Tengo) and "So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (Paul Weller with Death in Vegas).

The Gene Clark ‘50’ concert series caps a year of renewed interest in Gene Clark's oeuvre. In 2016 alone we've witnessed the release of a tribute album by Canadian folk standbys the Skydiggers; a grassroots campaign to induct Gene Clark in the Songwriters Hall of Fame; a critically acclaimed album on Sierra Records of previously unreleased works; and a tribute concert in San Francisco.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/