Friday, January 8, 2016
Where: The Southern
Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
w/ Thomas Gunn
For the past twenty-five years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio. Over that time, EFO amassed a sizeable grassroots following, released nine CDs (all independently) & collected numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards. In the past seven years, with the band slowing down, Clem relocated from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville, VA where he's established quite a foothold in its vibrant musical scene, from session work to bluegrass gigs to forming his own acoustic trio.
Now, ten years after his first solo album, Clem’s better-late-than-never sophomore release "Fifty Clementines" of thirteen previously unreleased songs is set to release in January. Recorded at the Charlottesville JLM Studios and co-produced with James McLaughlin, Clem brought in 30 friends from all over Virginia – among them: Ellis Paul, Terri Allard, Katherine Caine, Rusty Speidel - to contribute their amazing talents, to this unique and purely CLEM album.