Many Byrds devotees hold the under-appreciated career of Gene Clark in very high regard. While he never achieved the success of his bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn, his songwriting prowess (he wrote “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” and “Eight Miles High”) was instrumental in establishing the band’s hugely influential sound. Clark’s work with the Byrds and his solo albums have influenced a fair share of musicians, and some of them will be playing in a live tribute to Clark’s music.
Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House have organized a lineup of indie-rock all-stars to perform Clark’s 1974 album No Other in its entirety over a short tour this January. Joining Beach House are Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold, The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and Fairport Convention’s Iain Matthews. All of the shows will be preceded by a screening of the documentary Gene Clark: The Byrd Who Flew Alone.
For tickets to the Gene Clark tribute show, visit Beach House’s website.