Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs - Saturday July 19th
Come on out North Bay Socialites. If you haven't ever seen Marin's favorite son Danny Click then you are in for a treat. This is Americans music (not country) and some fantastic electric Texas blues guitar. Get out there Saturday night and get you 'Hell Yeah's' out.
9:00-midnight. Doors open at 8:00. Danny and his band have been tearing it up in Marin for several years and is a regular performer in Fairfax at the Sleeping Lady and Terrapin Crossroads performing with Phil Lesh. His band just tore things up a couple weeks ago at both the Fairfax and Novato festivals. If you're from Sonoma and the far North Bay and
you've never seen Danny this is a great opportunity to get your 'Hell Yeahs' out.
Click and his band The Hell Yeahs, featuring a round-robin roster of top-shelf musicians, have played more than 200 sold-out shows over the past two years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Sonny Landreth and JJ Cale. Carlos Santana has even sat in with Danny at a couple shows.
Last summer Click bumped it up another notch, playing large festivals like the new Mount Tam Jam and Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland. What's causing all the buzz? First, there's Click's sound - a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected country rock. Think Tom Petty crossed with Wilco, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click's searing guitar, reminiscent of Stevie Ray and David Lindley, and you've got at least part of the picture.
His album, 'Life Is A Good Place' is the payoff, putting Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically. From its radio perfect songs to the sparse stories taken from real life, it leaves you filled with hope and a new respect for the human condition. In 2013, after four previous records and literally hundreds of gigs on the road, Click's latest single, 'Baptize Me Over Elvis Presley's Grave', went to #9 and stayed in the top 10 for the entire month of October, 2013. The music video is on CMT and is a viral share online.
Already in 2014, Danny has become a regular guest with Phil Lesh & Friends at the Grateful Dead legend's club, Terrapin Crossroads and has released a ripping live CD, "Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs! ~ Captured LIVE!'
As usual your host will go early and save some tables (with volunteer help). Please remember to car pool and use designated drivers. Arrive and get home safely. Your host.
Event site and tickets
Video: 'When I Get Drunk" w/ Bonnie Hayes at the Throckmorton
Video: 'Bury My Heart Over Elvis Presley's Grave"
Danny Click on Facebook