33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
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Watch & Listen
The Clarks became a rock-n-roll band in the fall of 1986 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They played their favorite songs by their musical heroes in the basements of houses and the corners of bars, sometimes for a hundred dollars, but usually just for free beer. They covered the Rave-Ups, the Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus, and created a template for their own music.
The Clarks made records, toured the country, and played on Letterman. They started families, wrote more songs about love and loss, and were honored by their alma mater. They reached a point, nearly thirty years on, where they wanted to revisit the music that inspired them in the first place. They made an album called Rewind, a collection of classics by R.E.M., the Replacements, and the Rolling Stones. They took another step forward, this time by looking back.
The Clarks are:
Robert James: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
David Minarik, Jr.: Drums, Vocals.
Scott Blasey: Lead Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Greg Joseph: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Scott Kurt wears many hats. Singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman for his hard charging Country band Memphis 59. "I love playing different roles in my music," says Kurt. "Some nights it's great to walk onstage with nothing but my acoustic guitar and voice to entertain an audience. But there are also nights when I plug in my Telecaster to a cranked up Vox amp - and when the band is playing at full throttle, there is no bigger rush."
"Down This Road" is Scott's new album and the follow-up to 2010's "Ragged But Right," produced and engineered by Grammy winners John Jennings and Bob Dawson. "As I evolve as a songwriter, I am digging deeper into the lyrics and melodies. The first record was a great experience, but I didn't have as much of a lyrical focus on some songs. This time around it's about striking a chord with listeners that resonates and evokes emotion."