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August Dates!

Two unidentified, yet stunningly handsome, men ponder when Clovis Mann will put some info up about up-coming live perfomances. They appear to be playing cribbage in Casper, WY while consuming beer. Good news boys! Here's your fix!!

August:

5th IQ’s in Green Bay 9:30 PM

6th  Beach Harbor in Sturgeon Bay 9:00 PM

9th  Dan W. solo at The Comeback In in Madison 5:30-7:30

11th  People Fest (more details to follow)

12th  Cold Shot in Appleton 9:30 PM

13th  New Diggings General Store  in New D., 9:00 PM

18th  Majestic Theatre Summer Jam Series with Honest Monday 9:00 PM

19th  Fire on Water in Milwaukee

20th  Bird’s Nest in Chicago, IL

25th Quaker Steak in Middleton 6:00 PM

26th  The Waverly in Two Rivers 9:30 PM

29th  Dan W. solo at The Comeback In 5:30-7:30 PM (it’s his birthday)

We’re also at Mr. Robert’s every Wednesday from 10 to close, so pop in and say howdy.

Calendar for Fall is filling fast, so check back for updates!!

Expect fog, lights, and shiny backdrops when Clovis Mann comes to your town.

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Spring/Summer Tour Dates!

Dan yelling, "Hooty Hoot, check out these dates!"

May 19th-21st   Jam for Jamaica Fest  One of WI’s truly finest musical weekends.  Members of Clovis Mann will be appearing Thurs. (Pat with Smokin’ Bandits) and Friday (the Dans with Dirty Diesel Jack’s Epic Bazaar).  Follw the link for ticket info!

June 4th  Madison Area Music Awards – We are up for Blues Album of the Year and a few other awards, so go vote.  The proceeds benefit children’s music programs.

June 10-12  Bandit County Fair  DeSoto, WI.  Clovis Mann plays,  Smokin’ Bandits, and many more!  Lots of bands, lots of B, lots of Pearl St. Beer.   Follow the link for ticket info!!!

June 16th Thursday – Up & Under in Milwaukee, WI.  A great old Milwaukee standard.  10-?

June 17th Friday – The Jay St. Joint in Lacrosse, WI.  Arguably, WI’s most loyal fans.  9-? A.M. with our good pals Circle of Heat.  This will be a slide guitar tour-de-force coutesy of Walkner and Alane.

June 18th Saturday – Ifdakamp  Kiel, Wi.  Another stop on the festival circuit, and this will be a nasty bunch of music!  Follow the link for ticket info!

June 23rd Thursday – Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, WI.  “Classic Car Night”  We’ll try not to peel the paint off of these classic hoopties with volume.  FREEE!!!

June 24th Friday – Nashotah Clubhouse in Nashotah, WI.  One of the best roadhouses out there.  9-1 A.M.  FREEEE!!!!  Ya never no who will stop by and sit in.  Well, you might.

June 25th Saturday – The Bank  in Dubuque, IA.  Love this place.  9-1 A.M.  FREEEE!!!!

July 1st Friday – Mr. Robert’s in Madison, WI.  Our home.  Always FREE, always funky!  10-?

July 2nd Saturday – Crivestivus in Crivitz, WI.  New stop on the festival tour.  Details at the link….

July 15th – Malarkey’s in Wausau, WI.  We’ll be joined by our new friends Meantooth Grin.  Both of our bands have appeared on the Great Northern Blues Society’s “Bake Sale” compilations.  9-1 for lots of, well, fun!

July 23rd – Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire, IL  with our pals Steel Chops.  Legendary venue, big night of music. 

July 29th – Sugar River Shakedown  in Green County, WI.  Another sweet fest.  Check it out.

July 30th – Isenroo.  Top secret.  Also on the bill is Willie Walkner and Stray Voltage.  Contact a Mann directly for info.

More addition coming up including a bunch of solo and duet shows!  Check back!!

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Western Tour Recap (as told to my girlfriend’s Mom via email)

 
Plourde wondering what Walkner’s cats are thinking, as Jamie looks on.

Hello,
Hope your birthday was enjoyable.  We had a sunday funday including a bike ride and BBQ.
 
Our trip out west was a smashing good time.  We started in Iowa City and played to no one in particular.  The band we were on the bill with insisted that they go first because they had a long ride ahead of them after the show.  Of course, we were going to Fort Collins and they were going to western Indiana, so we were slightly confused by this.  They proceeded to stick around throughout our whole set, and when we were leaving, they continued to get hammered at the bar.  Kind of a noodle scratcher.
 
First CO show was in Loveland.  For some reason, a very odd guy decided to open up about his life story to me (not unusual, people do this a lot) including the fact that he was awake for the last 36 hours because of a meth binge.  I kept a close eye on the tip jar after that.  Other than that, everyone was really cool and we had a lot of fun.  We stayed with a guy from Madison who was good friends with Erica from West.  I had no idea about that going in, since Jamie set up our sleeping arrangements for this part of the tour.  After the show we went back to his house and watched a reply of the Super Bowl.  The Packers won again!
 
Next stop was Keystone.  We played 2 very fun shows at a place called the Snake River Saloon.  On the walls, they had collages from years gone by made out of old Polaroid pictures.  We were looking at the one from 1978 and saw three guys on there that looked exactly like us.  We took pictures of the pictures and I’ll show them to you some time.  Very eerie.  Also, I befriended a giant Pyrenes dog with a giant head named Luka.  After our set, she went up on stage and took a nap right by all of my gear.  This thing’s head was like a cow head.  Huge.
 
Denver was fun/weird.  Saw some old friends, Beth stopped by the venue and bought us a round, and we played our show.  We opened for a band called LandSquid.  Very strange euro-dance music played by a very hairy shirtless drummer and a German wannabe named Peracles.  We was a very convincing false-Deutscher and even convinced our actual German friend Felix. 
 
Jackson started out horrible and finished miraculously.  We started playing our gig, which was at a place right on the Town Square, and basically cleared the place out in about 20 minutes.  Total exodus.  Very frustrating.  After our set break, the place started filling up.  We played “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and a riot of joy very nearly erupted.  After that, we could do no wrong, which was a much needed relief.
 
Casper.  Megean and Derek got some of their friends to have a BBQ for us, which was very generous and very fun.  I ate 2 brats and a cheeseburger.  And 4 stuffed mushrooms.  So good.  The show at the Wonder Bar was incredibly fun.  Our opening act, Luke Zapf,  was an incredible songwriter and very entertaining.  One guy was heckling when there was any break in the action, and he I were going back and forth.  People were laughing, and we all had a litttle fun with it.  We also sold out all of our CDs that night, not something I had expected.
 
I’m very excited to hit the road again, even if it’s rails not roads.  I’ve never taken the train and am very intrigued by the idea.  I’ll talk to you soon!
 
Enjoy the upcoming spring!
Dan

 

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