Corky Laing plays Mountain

Corky Laing plays Mountain

Cold Black River

Tuesday, July 4th 2017

7:30 pm

$15 adv / $18 dos

This event is 18 and over

Corky Laing plays Mountain
Corky Laing plays Mountain
Hear the immortal Mountain classics, Mississippi Queen, Nantucket Sleighride, Never In My Life, Don’t Look Around and many others performed live by the band’s drummer, who co-wrote many of the hits. Corky will also share a few anecdotes from the road. in honor of his long time collaborator, Jack Bruce, the set will also include songs from Cream and West, Bruce and Laing. Corky is joined on stage by Joe Venti on bass and Chris Shutters / Phil Baker on guitar.

CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer and a raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010. In the late 70s Corky released his solo album “Making it on the Streets” that is often cited as an overlooked pioneer of AOR. In the early eighties Corky recorded with an indie band called the Mix and at the end of 1990s he got together with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix’s Experience) and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) to form the band Cork. In the 90s Corky worked for several years as the vice president, A&R, of Polygram Records, Canada. During that time he produced bands like Men Without Hats and Bootsauce. He also had his own radio show, Under the Rock, in Canada, has published an anecdotal road-stories book, Stick it! and has his one-man show, The Best Seat in the House, a humorous autobiographical production that combines storytelling and music. During the past couple of years Corky has been busy with Playing God: The Rock Opera – a critically acclaimed collaboration with two Finnish philosophers. In 2014 he was awarded the Bonzo Bash Legend Award (following Bill Ward, Carmine Appice and Peter Criss). Corky performs frequently and from 2015 onwards he has been touring across Europe and the US with CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN.
Cold Black River
Cold Black River
Fresh from the release of their latest recordings “Shotgun” and “Voices”, available for free download on their website www.coldblackriver.com, CBR have been working the region. “Pushing the sound is important. You've got to let people know you're out there, you're excited about performing, and you want to do your best to give them a great show.” said CBR's lead vocalist and bassist in a recent interview.

Cold Black River was formed in 2013 by former sons of Helliphant (www.helliphant.com) Jeremy Roseland (guitar/vocals) and Eric Cobb (bass/lead vocals). After penning tunes for several months and collaborating with a shortlist of talented drummers, CBR finally settled on southern Wisconsin native Aaron Kanitz to complete the powerful three piece.

Boasting influences from Alice in Chains and Kyuss to Sabbath and Tom Waits, this trio know how to command the stage. “Nothing sounds better than when you've finish a song and some guy in the back yells “F**k Yeah!” above everyone else. Then you know you've done your job.” Eric recalls.
CBR submerge the audience in a mix of heavy riffs, well crafted hooks and dynamic vocals. From the fast paced rocker “Shotgun” to the blues influenced super heavy waltz (did I just say super heavy waltz?) of “Voices”, CBR don't mind culling sounds from all over the sonic map.

Cold Black River will soon be releasing a music video, shot from the perspective of their instruments, for “Shotgun” along with two more songs for free download titled “Old West Undertaker” and “Hollow Man” all direct from their website www.coldblackriver.com.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/