Highway Song

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t pile the van full of gear, beef jerky, and bad gas station coffee, and drive across the country every once in a while.  From March 11th through 19th, we’ll be doing just that.  This will be a CD release tour for our latest release Metamorphic

All good tours start in Sheboygan.  They weren’t answering the phone, so this one will start in Iowa City.  Thanks, Cyclones! 

Here’s the skinny:

Fri. 3/11 – Iowa City Yacht Club, Iowa City, IA

Sat. 3/12 – Chillers Bar & Grill, Loveland, CO
Sun. 3/13 – Snake River Saloon, Keystone, CO (or Dillon, CO)
Wed. 3/16 – Quixote’s True Blue, Denver, CO
Fri. 3/18 – Town Square Tavern, Jackson, WY
Sat. 3/19 – The World Famous Wonder Bar, Casper, WY
We’re very excited to play a bunch of new place and have a few live adventures.  The road goes ever on….


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Bootleg, Bootleg

We are taping most of the shows these days on a digital recorder.  If anybody would like a copy of a particular show, please leave a comment or get a hold of us on Facebook.  We’ll be glad to get you a copy. 

Also, attention all tapers:  Feel free to tape and trade Clovis Mann shows.  We have heard a few very high quality audience recordings and would love to hear more in the future.  Thanks!!

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Never a Dull Moment

So we record all the shows these days.  This is a good tool for fine tuning material and just for good ol’ posterity’s sake.  (In other words, when we are old and more arthritic, it will be sweet to know we used to be capable of standing for long periods of time and making loud, often musical, noises.)  If you’re at a show, give us an email and we can kick you a copy. 

Now to the non-dull moment portion of the day.  On Wed., at Mr. Robert’s, one of Madison’s, shall we say “characters” was there.  Let’s call him Mr. Bojangles, aka the Dancin’ Dandy.  I noticed he was dangerously close to our very high-tech, sensitive recording apparatus.  I heard an odd noise, but not much more.  (Apparently Pat watched the whole thing transpire, but I had my eyes closed, as per usual.)  Upon reviewing the tapes in the comfort of my hideout/clubhouse, while snuggling with Danger and Muddy, I got to “Starving” which is a heartfelt R&B number from the Dues album.  Enter the Caterwauling Banshee!  Wow.  If this dude could have been any more distant from the actual key of the song, or any song, he would have been in Trego Junction.  It was “Sun Ra may be cringing from beyond-the-grave-style” scary.What I thought was a momentary grunt from a drunken dance-fiend was, in fact, about 6 solid minutes of ear shattering glossolalia.  Needless to say, the cats shredded my legs as they ran for the hills, violently ending our precious time together.  Gotta love the life of the music man.  Ringing ears, cat wounds, and all the rest notwithstanding.

The boys rocking Mr. Robert’s.

 Remember: don’t miss a moment of the madness and attend Mr. Robert’s on Atwood every Wednesday for Free Clovis Mann and even Freer glimpses into the mind of Madison’s most celebrated characters.

Dan and Pat pondering the role of caterwauling and glossolalia in a semi-civilized society, including, but not limited to, its impact on the Green Bay Packer football club.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Every Wednesday at Mr. Robert’s (2116 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI) 10:00 PM Free


6th Dan & Pat acoustic at The Argus (123 E. Main St., Madison, WI) 9:30 PM Free
8th Nashotah Clubhouse (N44W32998 Watertown Plank Road Nashotah, WI) 9:30 PM Free
21st Cold Shot (633 W Wisconsin Ave # B Appleton, WI) 9:00 PM
22nd Crystal Corner w/ Bonobo Secret Handshake (1302 Williamson Street Madison, WI) 9:00 PM $5
27th Pat and Dan acoustic duo at The Alchemy (1980 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI) 9:30 PM Free



3rd Dan and Pat acoustic duo at Argus Underground (123 East Main St., Madison) 9:30 PM
11th Kathy’s Pub (307 South Broadway, Rochester, MN) 9:30 PM
12th Jay St. Joint (324 Jay St., LaCrosse, WI) 9:30 PM $5
17th Up & Under (1216 East Brady Street Milwaukee, WI) 9:30 PM $5
18th McDunna’s (1505 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL) 9:30 PM
19th Gray’s Tide House (950 Kimball Lane, Verona, WI) 9:00 PM Free
24th Dan and Pat acoustic at The Alchemy (1980 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI) 9:30 PM Free

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Tied to the Post

Well, this is the newest way to find out about new releases, live shows, and daily goings-ons for the boys in Clovis Mann.  We are cranking it up leading into the new year on the tails of our latest release, Metamorphic.  The new year will bring a full calendar and a live release, possibly the first in a series of  “from the vault” style live releases.  We will also be getting back in the studio and working up some new material in the coming months.  See you at the shows!

Ripping it up at The Waverly in Two Rivers.

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