The cream of Nashville: Sarah Gayle Meech, Mark Robinson Band, Jon Byrd & Thomm Jutz (with whom Phil spent five years on the road working for Nanci Griffith), Tim Carroll, "Magnet & Steel" & "Hearts On Fire" Walter Egan, Buddy Woodward and Dave Gleason with their new band The Desert Breed, Tiffany Huggins Grant, and Peter Cooper & Eric Brace - and who knows who might stop in! They all gather to help the Road Mangler AND have a great party (the 8th annual Gram Parsons InterNational), the way Gram would have wanted it! And yes, Phil will be there (he is confirmed), as he was both nights last year.
Gram InterNational is partnering with B&B Musical Thrills to present our first GPI WEST 2015 at the historic Don the Beachcomber at Sunset Beach, CA. Don's various levels of seating or standing or dancing take you back to the days when David Niven and Marlene Deitrich frequented this historic venue. With linen-covered, candlelit tables, a dance floor (you'll want it with these bands!), and tons of room for all, we intend to rock the bamboo off the walls as we experience the impact of the Bakersfield Sound on the formation of Cosmic American Music, or simply country rock, led by Gram Parsons. We are so excited to have so many great CA bands on board already, it's going to be quite an evening on the beach. We figure, if Gram's now in Paradise, well, we can at least go Freaky for Tiki!
Gram Parsons InterNational is thrilled to announce that the Linsmore Tavern will host Gram Parsons InterNational North 2015, Friday, Sept 11, its fourth year in Toronto. This one-night festival fronts some of the city's and region's best Gram-inspired bands, including: Aimie Page Duo; GT Harris & the Gunslingers; Lucky Mike; Jacques & the Valdanes; The Ole Fashion w/ Darcy Windover; Dick Rodan, Ayerhart Roofing Co, and Big Otter Creek (fest situation, bands subject to change). The Gram Parsons InterNational multi-city tour backs up the Petition to Induct Gram Parsons into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tkts: $10 (advance, tkt page to come at http://www.linsmoretavern.com/); $15 at the door (still a steal for these eight bands!).
More to come.
Sounds Like: Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers
Manager: Will James
Bio: Members: 2015: Jon Byrd, Thomm Jutz, Sarah Gayle Meech, Mark Robinson Band, Walter Egan, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace, Tim Carroll, Tiffany Huggins Grant, Buddy Woodward & Dave Gleason w/ their band The Desert Breed, Ted Z & the Wranglers, Merle Jagger, Michael Ubaldini & the Lonesome Playboys, The ...See Full Bio
"Will is the engineer that kept the 14 trains running on time all night long on two stages at the Beachcomber. He scheduled a panel discussion by Des Barres, Kaufman and Seiter that was simply fascinating to hear. This was the first trip to the area by Easterner Will James and his traveling road show revival. It won't be his last."