ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO THE FLYING BURRITO BROS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR PRESENTED BY DICTIONARY PUDDING
The 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute to The Flying Burrito Bros., has finalised its line-up of legacy musicians, culled from The Who’s Who of Country Rock and Americana music genres. This is nothing less than a deep dive into the origins of contemporary legends like The Eagles, their forbears The Byrds, and their descendants – The Flying Burrito Bros. – founded in 1969 by Gram Parsons, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge and Michael Clarke. Parsons, whose early death and Joshua Tree cremation are the stuff of rock myth, resurrected The Byrds with his dynamic country and western phrasing on 1968’s seminal and influential Sweetheart of The Rodeo, following the departure of David Crosby and Gene Clark. Parsons then left with Hillman to form The Flying Burrito Bros.
The band continued through the 1970s, never capturing the Gram Parsons front man dynamic, until 1979 when singer/ songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Greg Harris was ‘discovered’ by stalwarts Kleinow, and then Burritos members (Byrds’) bassist Skip Battin and Gib Guilbeau. Greg’s performance of classic Parsons’ material was uncanny. This era of the band, mostly intact, continued into the 1990s.
Greg Harris, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist arrived in LA signed to RCA Records in 1977. He worked a short stint in the infamous Palomino Club house band. He did session work for everyone from The Everly Brothers, Alabama and Gene Parsons, joining The Flying Burrito Bros. in 1979 and recorded two projects, Live in Tokyo in 79’ and The Burrito Bros Live In Europe in 86’.
Jeff Pevar, sought after guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist – is possibly best known for his touring and recording work with sixties music icons, David Crosby, CSN, Phil Lesh & Friends, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Jazz is Dead and Jefferson Starship, with whom he played bass for the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tour. He also supported Bette Midler, Rickie Lee Jones and many others.
Richard Newman, also a (founding) member of Live Dead ’69 (UK) who recorded Robert Plant’s latest single, recently toured with Paul Rodgers, also played in Jefferson Starship, Rory Gallagher, Deb Bonham and many others.
Tony Morley, also a (founding) member of Live Dead ’69 (UK) is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, also of Jefferson Starship – round out the line-up.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR MAIN SPACE – KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)