Gene Parsons and David Hayes visit the Odd Fellows Hall

Gene Parsons and David Hayes visit the Odd Fellows Hall here in Davis. Tickets are now on sale for the concert which will take place at the Odd Fellows Hall located at 415 2nd Street, on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 7:30PM. This is an all ages concert. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Watermelon Music or Armadillo Music, both in downtown Davis or online at geneparsonsdavis.eventbrite.com. It promises to be a wonderful evening of music and I hope to see you there.

Gene Parsons & David Hayes

Gene Parsons is a guitarist, vocalist, banjo player, inventor, drummer, songwriter, arranger and innovative engineer. He is probably best known as the drummer during the Byrds groundbreaking country-rock period. He later cut a few solo records that underlined his position as a country-rock pioneer. In 1968 he joined the band Nashville West, which featured inventive guitarist Clarence White, and played on the group’s self-titled debut album. Later that year both Parsons and White joined The Byrds, debuting on Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde. Parsons stuck around until 1972, with high points including the albums The Ballad of Easy Rider and Untitled, and then left for a solo career. His debut album, Kindling, was released in 1973 on Warner Brothers and featured appearances by White, Ralph Stanley, and Vassar Clements, among others. Parsons has had a solo career ever since.

David Hayes is a bassist, guitarist, producer, singer, songwriter and veteran of nearly 5,000 stage performances. David is best known internationally for his work with Van Morrison, accompanying Morrison in more concerts than any of Van’s other stage musicians. He was also toured with Jesse Colin Young. From 1987 to 1997 David primarily focused on his playing with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Dukes and his solo work. He returned to Van’s bands in the late 90’s and through 2010. He continues as a session musician, recording on Karl Derfler productions in the Bay Area, including work with Sheryl Crow and others.

 
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