W Special Guests
Son of The Byrds’ legend Gene Clark
Kai Clark Pays Tribute to his father and his music…
playing predominately Gene Clark songs (Byrds, Dillard and Clark and solo).
Kai Clark & His All-Star Band (Joseph Dwyer (Morning After Girls), Jason Walker, Ash Davies, Moogy and Jeff Samin).
Ben Mastwyk & the Millions
Marsden Williams & 245T
DJ Ash Naylor.
A special night to remember and only $10
Kai’s music is pure Americana, and combines elements of blues, country and rock, with a wide range of influences that include Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo.
The brief hiatus from the music business now over, Kai looks forward to resuming his career with the renewed passion and energy that comes from the peace of having followed his own path, in his own time.
“I never stopped playing and writing,” says Kai. “Having children has definitely inspired me with music and in life in general. I feel like I’m writing and playing the best I ever have and am really excited about getting back into the studio and out on the road to do live shows.”
He has also come to terms with his father’s legacy. Musicians who also happen to be the progeny of famous rock stars often try to avoid direct association or comparison with their parents’ achievements. This arises out of a fully understandable desire to have their talents assessed on their own respective merits. Kai Clark will always be the son of Gene Clark, founder member of The Byrds, but he has also embarked upon a musical career that both openly embraces his father’s legacy, while simultaneously furthering his own unique vision.
“I have a better knowledge and respect for my father’s music,” says Kai. “I love playing his songs – which I never really pursued much in the past, mainly because of my own prolific writing. No matter where life will take me from here, I will always write and play music. It is as much a part of me as the blood that runs through my veins.”