Monthly Archives: June 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLENN SHORROCK, STANLEY CLARKE, PHILLIP ANSELMO & More…

1943- Florence Ballard (vocals w/ The Supremes; “Baby Love”; died in 1976)

Florence Ballard

The Supremes w/ Florence Ballard “Where Did Our Love Go?” live video link here.

1944- Glenn Shorrock (member of Little River Band; “Reminiscing”)         72 yrs.

Glenn Shorrock of the Little

1951- Stanley Clarke (jazz bassist; has worked w/ Santana, Paul McCartney, Chick Corea + more)        65  yrs.

into Stanley Clarke's

Stanley Clarke “School Days” live video link here.

1956- Adrian Wright (member of The Human League; “Don’t You Want Me”)             60 yrs.

Philip Adrian Wright

1957- Doug Sampson (drummer w/ Iron Maiden)             59 yrs.

Doug Sampson

1967- Peter James Camell (guitarist w/ The La’s; “There She Goes”)                       49 yrs.         No Photo Available

1968- Philip Anselmo (vocalist w/ Pantera; “Walk”)          48 yrs.

Phil Anselmo picks five

Pantera w/ Phil Anselmo “Cowboys From Hell” live video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE EVA, COLIN HAY, JAMES VAN BUREN FOWLER & More…

1945- Little Eva (singer; recorded a song that Gerry Goffin and Carole King asked her to; “The Loco-Motion”; died in 2003)

Little Eva

Little Eva “Loco-Motion” video link here.

1948- Ian Paice (drummer w/ Deep Purple; “Smoke On The Water”)        68 yrs.

Drummerworld: Ian Paice

1953- Colin Hay (lead singer + musician w/ Men At Work;”Who Can It Be Now?”; solo artist)          63 yrs.

Colin Hay. Colin Hay

Colin Hay “Overkill” live video link here.

1959- James Van Buren Fowler (guitarist w/ Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ from ’88-’93; “Straight To Hell” + “Fly Me Courageous”; also toured w/ R.E.M.; died in 2014)

Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ w/ James Van Buren Fowler “Honeysuckle Blue”
video link here.

1979- Tim McCord (bassist w/ Evanescence since 2006)    37 yrs.

Tim McCord - Gibsons

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLINT BOON, JOHN MEDESKI, JOHN KADLECIK & More…

1945- David Knights (member of Procol Harum; “Whiter Shade Of Pale”)
71 yrs.

David Knights Change Photo

1959- Clint Boon (keyboards w/ Inspiral Carpets; “This Is How It Feels”)
57 yrs.

clint boon – inspirals clint

Inspiral Carpets w/ Clint Boon “Two Worlds Collide” video link here.

1960- Saul Davies (guitar + violin w/ James; “Sit Down”)          56 yrs.

Saul Davies

James w/ Saul Davis “Sit Down” video link here.

1963- Charles Clouser (keyboards, drums + engineer; member of Nine Inch Nails in mid-late 90’s; worked with White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Deftones + more…)          53 yrs.

Charlie Clouser in his

1965- John Medeski (keyboardist + composer w/ Medeski, Martin & Wood; “Shack Man”; also a member of  The Word; “Come By Here”)                                 51 yrs.

The Word w/ John Medeski “I’ll Fly Away” live video link here.

1969- John Kadlecik (guitar, vocals + violin; former member of Hairball Willie, Uncle John’s Band, Dark Star Orchestra + Furthur w/ Bob Weir + Phil Lesh; also fronts the John Kadlecik Band; currently playing with Golden Gate Wingmen known for playing and singing like the late- grate Jerry Garcia)
47 yrs.

John Kadlecik Band to Play

Hairball Willie (reunion) w/ John Kadlecik “I Know You Rider” live video link here.

1977- Mark Stoermer (bassist w/ The Killers)        39 yrs.

Mark Stoermer Mark

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 7/04 – 7/10: XAVIER RUDD, BLUES TRAVELER, DARRELL SCOTT & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/04/16

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- The Burroughs                    7-9:30 p.m.               (Fireworks to follow)
FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)-  The Deer                  4 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/04/16

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Blues Traveler w/ Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker + Sam Palladino                       5:45 p.m.                         $39.95-44.95

Summit Music Hall*- Brian Fallon & The Crowes w/ Chris Farren                         7 p.m.
$22.50-25

BOULDER AREA 7/04/16

Fox Theatre*Xavier Rudd w/ Dustin Thomas                  9 p.m.                      $28-32

Owsley’s Golden Road*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ DeadPhish Orchestra                   4 p.m.
$20

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/05/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                     7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                       8 p.m.                       FREE!!!!

Oak Street Plaza- ‘Noontime Notes’ feat. Michael Kirkpatrick              11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio               7:30 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Liver Down The River                          7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/05/16

Marquis Theatre- The Queers + The Defects w/ Frontline Attack, Assault & Battery, The Kaotix + 4 Minute Warning                         6 p.m.                      $5-14

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                9 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Flight Of The Concords                   8 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/05/16

Etown Hall- Honey Honey + Margaret Glaspy (live radio show taping)                  7-9 p.m.
$??

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/06/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Elizabeth Hudetz                        5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                   8:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

CSU Lagoon*- Euforquestra                         6-8:30 p.m.                        FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Grass Fed Mule                Free- $15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- ‘Open Mic Night’                       7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/06/16

Larimer Lounge- The Sheepdogs w/ The Patient Zeros                  9 p.m.               $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Dashboard Confessional + Taking Back Sunday w/ Saosin + The Early November                       5:30 p.m.                  $59.50

BOULDER AREA 7/06/16

Boulder Theatre*- Femi Kuti & The Positive Force w/ Atomga                   8 p.m.                 $25

Laughing Goat Coffee House- Purple Squirrel                       8 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Useful Jenkins + Flash Mountain Flood                       7 p.m.               $10

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/07/16

Foote Lagoon (Loveland)- Michelle Lambert + Face                      7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Old Town Square*- Kutandara Marimba Experience                           7-9 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Palomino Shakedown                           8 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/07/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Big Something w/ Patrick Latella & The Acoustic Fusion String Band w/ Dewey Paul Band /// Grass Fed Mule on patio                      $5-15

Fiddler’s Green- Darius Rucker w/ Dan & Shay + Michael Ray               7 p.m.              $25-79.50

BOULDER AREA 7/07/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’                        7 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Fox Theatre*- Dead Winter Carpenters + Grant Farm w/ Caribou Mountain Collective
9 p.m.                       $10-14

Owsley’s Golden Road- Useful Jenkins                          7 p.m.                       $10

St. Julien- Adam Bodine Trio                           6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/08/16

Aggie Theatre- Honey Island Swamp Band w/ We Dream Dawn + Home Fried Boogaloo
$5-12

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                    5:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Roots Massive                     9 p.m.                     $7

Hodi’s Half Note*- Bear’s Choice (Jerry Garcia tribute)                               $10-12

Old Town Square- The Absolutes                    7-9 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- The Hollows + Blind Alley Troubadours                    9 p.m.
$5

9th Street Plaza (Greeley)- Retro (80’s tribute)                            6-9 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/08/16

Arvada Center*- Jake Shimabukuro w/ Rapidgrass Quintet                     7:30 p.m.
$27

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘When Doves Cry: A Special Tribute To Prince’ feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, The Motet & more…                               $10-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Greener Grounds ‘Momentous Album Release Party’ w/ Technicolor Tone Factory, The Runnin Kine + UNFOLD                      10:30 p.m.                 $10-15

Daniels Hall*- Finnders & Youngberg (FY5) w/ Underhill Rose                        $18-20

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday Night 10 p.m. Social’ feat. Fire It Up Brass Band                    10:30 p.m.
$5

Larimer Lounge*- Dead Winter Carpenters w/ The Lonesome Days + Lola Rising
9 p.m.                            $12

Quixote’s True Blue- Useful Jenkins                         $10′

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Festival’ feat. Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Auto Erotique, Boombox Cartel, Bear Grillz, Phuture Primitive, Teravita + Troyboi
5 p.m.                        3 Day Pass $180-300

Soiled Dove*- Darrell Scott                         8 p.m.                        $25-30

BOULDER AREA 7/08/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Flat Irons Jazz Orchestra + Denver Swing Project
7:30 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

Lazy Dog- Jus Sayin w/ Von Disco                         10 p.m.                $??

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Blackwater (A tribute to The Doobie Brothers + more
7:30 p.m.                      $10-12

St. Julien*- Selasee & The FaFa Family                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/09/16

Aggie Theatre*- Pimps Of Joytime w/ Colony Funk                        $12-15

Avogadro’s Number- Elmer Funk                          8 p.m.                    $10

Hodi’s Half Note*- The Grippe w/ EGi                           $7-15

Lincoln Center*- Tommy Emmanuel                              8 p.m.                 $29.50-49.50

Mishawaka Amphitheare* (Bellvue)- Wookiefoot w/ Analog Son + Punch Drunk Munky Funk                      8 p.m.                      $20-30

DENVER AREA 7/09/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘Breckenridge Hootenany After Party’ feat. Robert Randolph & The Family Band w/ We Dream Dawn, Home Fried Boogaloo, Zolopht + Augustus League                              Dual Venue               $15-25

Daniels Music Hall- Leftover Cuties                               8 p.m.                        $22-24

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ feat. Delta Sonics                           10:30 p.m.                       $5

Fiddlers Green- ‘Big Gig 2016’ feat. Cage The Elephant w/ Young The Giant, X Ambassadors, MisterWives, Vinyl Theatre + The Unlikely Candidates                             1:30 p.m.
$22.50- 48.50

Gothic Theatre- Fist Fight w/ As The Sky Darkens, Blakk Mantra, Draghoria + Sublingual
8 p.m.                                  $10

Oriental Theatre- Freddy Jones Band w/ Something Underground + Brian Collins
8 p.m.                       $22

Quixote’s True Blue- Useful Jenkins + Frogleg                                    $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Festival’ feat. Above & Beyond w/ 12th Planet, Brillz, Cash Cash, Four Color Zack, Fransis, Derelle, Jack Novak, Jack al & Lumber Jack                                         5 p.m.                            $180-300

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/10/16

Avogadro’s Number- The Wendy Woo Band w/ Wippoorwill + Elise Wunder               6 p.m.
$12-15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Lois & The Lantern                       4 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/10/16

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Urban Brunch’ feat. Adam Bodine Trio                           9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
FREE!!!!

Denver Botanic Garden- Case/ Lang/Veirs                             SOLD OUT!!!!

Foothills Mall- The Matt Skinner Band                          6 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Marquis Theatre- Shatterproof w/ Racing On The Sun, Never Let This Go, Saints Of Neve + After This Broken Beat                                7 p.m.                                $10-12

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘Brunch’ w/ We Dream Dawn                      10:30 a.m.
FREE!!!!

Oriental Theatre- Matthew Curry + Austin Young                             8 p.m.                          $13

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Fest’ feat. DJ Snake, Anna Lunoe, Ephwurd, Hermitude, Malan, Skydyed, Tritonal, Unlike Pluto + W & W                    5 p.m.
$180-300

Soiled Dove*- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams                       8 p.m.                           $20

BOULDER AREA 7/10/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ Bruce Hoppe                    2-5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

 

A FESTIVAL BEYOND THE FRONT RANGE  7/04 – 7/10:

7/09 BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY’S HOOTENANNY @ Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton
$30-45

  • 7/09^- Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel feat. Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn, Head For The Hills, Zolopht, Grant Farm, We Dream Dawn, Sweet Lillies + Caribou Mountain Collective
    11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

7/09-10  THE RIDE FESTIVAL @ Telluride Town Park
$281.20

  • 7/09-10 feat. Pearl Jam, Cage The Elephant, The Dirty Knobs, The Temperance Movement, Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons, The Sheepdogs, Radio Moscow, HoneyHoney, Big Something, Little Hurricane, The Band Of Heathens, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown + Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue

 

This is your list of shows and festivals for the Fourth of July and the week to follow. There is plenty of incredible live music to hear, so get out and hear something good. I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. Besides these shows and festivals, there are fairly comprehensive lists of both on the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages, respectively. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUCE JOHNSTON, CAMILE BAUDOIN, LEIGH NASH & More…

1935- Doc Pomus (songwriter; wrote hits with Mort Shuman; “Teenager In Love” + “Save The Last Dance For Me”; died in 1991)

AKA Doc Pomus, directed by

1942- Benjamin  Baldwin a.k.a. Bruce Johnston (vocals + guitar w/ The Beach Boys; “Good Vibrations)        74 yrs.

of Beach Boy Bruce Johnson

The Beach Boys w/ Bruce Johnson “I Can Hear Music” video link here.

1948- Camile Baudoin (founding member + guitarist w/ The Radiators)             68 yrs.

The Radiators w/ Camile Baudoin “Like Dreamers Do” video link here.

1951- Gilson Lavis (drummer w/ Chuck Berry, Squeeze + Jools Holland)       65 yrs.

Gilson Lavis

1958- Lisa Germano (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist; solo artists; worked with John Mellencamp, Simple Minds, David Bowie, Iggy Pop + more)         58 yrs.

Lisa Germano

Lisa Germano “Red Thread” live video link here.

1970- Laurence Colbert (drummer w/ Ride; “Leave Them All Behind”)                    46 yrs.

Laurence Colbert – Free

Ride w/ Laurence Colbert “Leave Them All Behind” video link here.

1976- Leigh Nash (singer w/ Sixpence None The Richer; “Kiss Me”)                             40 yrs.

Leigh Nash

These are today’s birthdays, accompanied by video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

New Releases 7/01: SNOOP DOGG, SARA WATKINS & More…

I had a feeling that the first day of July would be pretty short on new music releases, since it is a holiday weekend, and I was more correct than I thought. The only well known names with new albums are Snoop Dogg and Sara Watkins. I have a long standing rule that I must have a list of at least ten new albums, in order to do a release, and this week’s is short of that number, so I will list the new releases for this week, but I will not be doing a review, this week,

  • Bat For Lashes- “The Bride”
  • Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve- “The Soft Bounce”
  • Durand Jones & The Indications- “Durand Jones & The Indications”
  • El Da Sensi, K-Def & The Enforcers- ” The Jersey Connection”
  • Jerry Goodman- “Violin Fantasy”
  • Sara Watkins- “Young In All The Wrong Ways”
  • Snoop Dogg- “Coolaid”
  • Thee Oh Sees- “Live In San Francisco”

This is the list of new releases for this week, but I had to lower my expectations a bit, just to build a list of eight new albums. This happens a few times a year, especially around major holidays, so I won’t be reviewing an album this week, but will post a list for July 8, next Sunday. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICK JONES, CHRIS ISAAK, GRETCHEN WILSON & More…

1910- Colonel Tom Parker (managed Elvis Presley; died in 1997)

Colonel Tom Parker

1938- Billy Davis Jr. (singer; “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”; member of the 5th Dimension; “Stoned Soul Picnic”)           78 yrs.

Beach Music Pictures 3

1942- Larry Taylor (bassist w/ Canned Heat)       74 yrs.

Canned Heat: Larry Taylor's

1955- Mick Jones (guitar + vocals w/ The Clash; “Guns Of Brixton”, “Train In Vain”, “Rock The Casbah”; frontman w/ Big Audio Dynamite; “Rush”)      61 yrs.

Here's Mick Jones' lock-up,

Mick Jones w/ The Clash “London Calling” video link here.

1956- Chris Isaak (singer/songwriter/actor; “Wicked Game”)      60 yrs.

Chris Isaak Website

1961- Terri Nunn (vocals w/ Berlin; “The Metro” + “Take My Breath Away”)
55 yrs.

Berlin w/ Terri Nunn “The Metro” video link here.

1963- Harriet Wheeler (singer w/ The Sundays; “Here’s Where The Story Ends”)         53 yrs.

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The Sundays w/ Harriet Wheeler “Wild Horses” video link here.

1969- Colin Greenwood (bassist w/ Radiohead; “Creep”)      47 yrs.

Colin Greenwood

1969- Mark Decloedt (member of EMF; “Unbelievable”)      47 yrs.

Mark Decloedt

1973- Gretchen Wilson (country singer)      43 yrs.

Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson “All Jacked Up” live video link here.

1979- Nathan Followill (drummer w/ Kings Of Leon; “California Waiting”, “Use Somebody” + “Magoo”)       37 yrs.

Nathan Followill Loverss

Kings Of Leon w/ Nathan Followill “Wait For Me” live video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Album Review: JERRY GARCIA & MERL SAUNDERS ARE FEATURED ON “GARCIA LIVE, VOL. 6”

This week’s list of new releases, includes some solid offerings from acts like Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, The Felice Brothers, Royal Southern Brotherhood and The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman. Some other strong albums come from D.A.R.K., Drowners, Marian Hill and Dorothy. Aside from all of these quality releases, I was already pretty certain that I would pick ‘Garcia Live, Vol. 6: 7/05/1973’ featuring Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders from the Lion’s Share in California, and I was right. Since this is a complete live show, I will do my review more like I would for a concert, by splitting up the sets.

A seemingly subdued “After Midnight” opens the show, Jerry’s guitar starts like a dog on a new chain, until his fingers figure out, that they have the run of the whole yard. Jerry’s vocal strength is more upfront on the soul-blues of a super playful “Someday Baby”. “She’s Got Charisma” is a number I wasn’t familiar with, but its mellow blues vibe was coupled well with some experimental jazz on a musical see-saw that goes back and fourth, with some nice grooves before it melts nicely into a funky take on “That’s Alright Mama”. Merl gets political and blue on “The System” with some funky jamming, which lead to the set ending “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, which was not Jerry’s best performance of the evening.

The second set commenced with an extremely impressive “Second That Emotion”, that found a mystery trumpeter wrapping his horn in Jerry’s sweet tones. The trumpet on “My Funny Valentine” made the tune and the “Dark Star”-esque jam was intriguing. “Finders Keepers” featured Merl’s bouncy keywork, which provided a funky swing of the hips. Jerry and Merl take back the spotlight when the strange trumpeter disappears on a glorious “Money Honey”. There is something deeply personal about the gospel sound of “Like A Road”, when there are no back-up vocals to bare the weight of the singing and the emotion of the tune. The brass bandit returns on the funky-jazz instrumental “Merl’s Tune”, but seemed less welcome musically, than he had been earlier. An incredibly experimental segue becomes something titled “Lion’s Share Jam”, which gave Jerry the room to stretch his guitar tones into the low end. Garcia and Saunders showed-off their chemistry on the show-ending “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”.

I love Merl and Jerry, together or apart, so it is no surprise to me that I love this show. These two had some sort of connection which allowed them to dance around each other effortlessly, on-stage. Along with John Kahn on bass and Bill Vitt on drums, the quartet was joined by a mostly welcome guest trumpeter for their second set. I would recommend this three disk show to any Deadhead or fan of Jerry’s solo work, but I would also suggest it to any jam fan, who is open to some serious musical exploration. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

WELL RENOWNED KEYBOARDIST, BERNIE WORRELL PASSES AT 72 :-(

As most music fans know by now, we lost the great Bernie Worrell a.k.a. ‘The Wizard Of Woo’, yesterday, at age 72. Worrell lost a short, but valiant fight with lung cancer and even managed to make it to a couple of events in his honor, in early April of this year. Bernie is best known as a founding member and keyboardist for Parliament Funkadelic, and also played with Talking Heads for a decade.

Worrell was born in New Jersey in 1944, and by the age of three, he had begun piano lessons. Before he was into double digits, he had already written his first concerto. He attended Julliard and received his degree from New England Conservatory Of Music in 1967. When he met George Clinton in the early 70s, George was in a doo wop group called The Parliaments, whose backing singers were referred to as The Funkadelics. A move to Detroit transformed the bands’ sound and their name into Parliament Funkadelic. Worrell played keys, but he was also, only the second recipient of the newly invented Moog synthesizer, in the 70s. Parliament Funkadelic took a touring hiatus in the early 1980s, and during that time he was recruited to work with a new wave band called Talking Heads. Though Bernie was never called a member of Talking Heads, he played with them for more than ten years, recording on ‘Stop Making Sense’ and touring with  the band for most of that time. When Talking Heads broke-up in 1991, Worrell recorded a great deal, with Bill Laswell. At the turn of the century, Bernie began to become a fixture on the jamband scene, performing with Les Claypool and Buckethead in Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains. Worrell continued to collaborate with an eclectic array of musicians on a myriad of projects, over the last fifteen years or so, including his own Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors. Besides his own Bernie Worrell Orchestra, the last several years saw him take the stage with artists as diverse as Bootsy Collins and Steve Kimock. In January of this year, Worrell was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, which meant a move from the Northeast to the Northwest, among other things. Besides several complications from his illness, he was also honored in May, when The New England Conservatory Of Music, made Worrell an honorary Doctor Of Music. Bernie had recently returned home and his wife had urged his friends to see him as soon as possible, without saying exactly why. Bernie passed at home in Washington state, yesterday around noon, pacific time. Besides the phenomenal music he had a hand in making over the years and all the facts about his musical career, what I have read about him from those that knew him, leads me to believe he was an wonderful human being, as well. To see what I mean, look-up the emotional social media reactions from Les Claypool and Steve Kimock to Bernie’s death. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

R.I.P. George Bernard Worrell, Jr.      1944-2016

BONNIE & THE CLYDES DREW A LARGE CROWD AT CSU LAGOON ON WEDNESDAY!!

For many years, the Lagoon at CSU has been hosting local musicians, once a week, during the summer months. This year is no exception, with concerts happening on Wednesday evenings from June through the very beginning of August. As in years passed, the lagoon concerts offer a plethora of musical styles to appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes.

This past Wednesday saw the country quintet, Bonnie & The Clydes, perform for a large crowd on campus. The band headed by Bonnie and Taylor Sims took-off with some rockin’ honky tonk. The band tackled a few tracks from their latest album ‘Dear Somebody’, including the country rocker about progress, “It’s Gonna Fall” and “Down Down Down”. Taylor took the mic for the modern country twist of “She Was A Girl”, before Bonnie took over for excellent covers of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and Waylon Jennings’ “I’ve Been A Long Time Leavin”. They played a couple of country ballads, complete with outstanding harmonies. “Seminole Wind” was a stand-out from Bonnie & The Clydes’ first set. The original number, “My Love Will Keep” helped to end the first set in stellar fashion.

The band began their second set with a slower honky tonk tune, which featured Bonnie on mandolin. The five-piece tore into a country swing instrumental, which was a lot of fun. Bonnie also got to strut her vocal prowess on their rendition of Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You”. The sky was pretty grey by this point in the evening and there had been a little light precipitation, but the increasing wind gusts were enough to cause my family and I to cut the evening short around 8 p.m.

Though I didn’t see the entire show that Bonnie & The Clydes put on at the CSU Lagoon, I know that these folks make amazing music and probably continued to impress for the rest of their time on stage. Bonnie has an awe-inspiring vocal range, that includes a rare ability to yodel with impeccable control. She and her husband, Taylor Sims, both write songs for the band and sing with an untouchable amount of passion, while having fun at what they do. I am not a huge fan of modern country, but with the talent that Bonnie & The Clydes bring to the genre, while giving frequent nods to classic country artists, it is impossible to keep from, at least, appreciating the music. They play quite a few shows along the Front Range with a current schedule that has them playing in Lyons on July 7th and 8th. They will play the Copper Mountain Music Festival on July 10th and at Blue Skies Park in Longmont on July 12th. So, if you just love amazing music, check-out Bonnie & The Clydes, whenever and wherever you get the chance. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉