When last we heard from singer-guitarist Marc Clayton back in October, he was making a surprise departure from Tern Rounders on the eve of the release of the band’s fine, self-titled sophomore album.
So we were kinda wondering what he’s been up to since then…
The answer? Plenty.
This weekend, Clayton debuts not one, but two – count ’em, two – new bands.
At 8pm on Friday, The Lazy Suns make their “soft opening” debut at Peint O Gwrw in Chatham. In addition to Clayton, the new roots ‘n’ roll band features pedal steel guitarist Rick Morse, bassist Jeff Sohn, drummer Brad Jarvis (remember RipRoc Bop?) and guitarist Pat Barnett-Mulligan. Bassist Sohn describes their sound as “a molten stew of UPDATE: Cancelled due to storm.
the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Beatles, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Petty and Hank Williams,” and he promises “a night of twangy guitars, three-part harmonies, driving beats and lots of music stands.”
Then at 9pm on Saturday, the Double Knots serve up their premiere performance at the Ale House in Troy. The new roots rockin’ alt-country combo features vocalist Rob Moore, guitarist Charlie Morris, bassist Mike Persico, drummer Nick Parslow and pedal steel player Rick Morse, as well as Clayton. According to the very busy Morse – who continues to play in Tern Rounders, as well as both of these new bands – the Double Knots will be dishing out “a mix of alt and traditional country, as well as rockabilly and roots rock ‘n’ roll.”