Relentlessly touring the mid-west and beyond, the rock band Clovis Mann from Madison, WI is poised for a big year in 2012, as they continue to promote their latest studio release, Metamorphic.
Metamorphic, the bands third full-length CD, has received great reviews and won the award for ‘Blues Album of the Year’ at the Madison Area Music Awards show in June of 2011. The band has toured heavily this past year, with two tours in Colorado and Wyoming on top of their regular touring schedule around the Midwest. “The Mann” already has a return trip to Colorado planned for March of 2012.
Highly influenced by the blues, this power trio consists of chief songwriter Dan Walkner on guitar and vocals, Dan Plourde on the bass and vocals, and James Zander on the drum kit. Heavy, driving rhythms lay a solid foundation for Walkner to build focused melody lines into soaring solos and, at times, all out warfare. Clovis Mann’s original compositions are songs of struggle and redemption, life and love; Walkner’s lyrics are honest and heartfelt while maintaining a gritty, blue collar feel. Their set is high energy and highly danceable, drawing from bluegrass and country roots as well as rock’n’roll.