BYRDS OF A FEATHER: Tribute to Gram Parsons and Gene Clark Sun Nov 22nd 2015 at 7:30pm

Tickets:
$10 in advance
$12 at the door


Gene Clark and Gram Parsons are two of popular music's most visionary and inspiring songwriters. Truly a pair of kindred spirits, Gram and Gene were friends and fans of one another who literally sang each other's praises.

Raised on rock'n'roll and fostered by folk music, their careers each took flight as members of The Byrds. Gene was a founding member whose hypnotic and melancholic compositions filled the early Byrds albums. Gram joined up briefly but boldly, steering the group to Nashville, The Opry, and the seminal "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album.

After leaving the Byrds, Gene Clark released a groundbreaking album of his own, flavored with country as well as baroque pop and psychedelic sounds. He joined forces with bluegrass trailblazer Doug Dillard to create some of the first "newgrass" before pursuing a decades-long solo career and firmly establishing himself as one of the finest singer-songwriters of all-time.

Gram Parsons went on to form the incredibly influential and flamboyant Flying Burrito Brothers with another former Byrd, Chris Hillman. He also forged a deep bond with Keith Richards and his influence can be heard in much of the Stones' output from that era and beyond. Gram eventually teamed with an unknown Emmylou Harris and completed two sterling solo albums before his untimely demise at the age of 26.

Join some of the region's most dedicated devotees of country and Americana music as we pay tribute to these two legends.