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Rock n’ Roll Heaven: The Dave Crimmen Band

January 11, 2013

You know, there are some kinds of music that make you just have to GET UP AND DANCE!  If that’s what you want, the Dave Crimmen Band in its various incarnations (full band on stage, straight acoustic sets with Dave and the Jordanettes, or the monthly amplified acoustic guitar and string-bass now and coming up at Sausalito’s A Taste of Rome) DELIVERS!

I’ve seen him (them) now in enough disparate venues to promise that what you have here is a bandleader who is (a) a breathing encyclopedia of R+R history starting in the late 50’s (b) a talented singer and guitarist—acoustic and electric—who at times seems to be the living, breathing incarnation of Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty, the Ventures, Buddy Holly. . . .and, oh yes!  Dave Crimmen himself, songwriter extraordinaire in the rockabilly sector.  Check out “Revved Up and Ready to Go” on his Big Daddy D CD.  Better yet, check out Crimmen at one of his live sets, and tell him yourself that’s what you want to hear, and tell him Dave H. sent ya.

The other thing about Dave Crimmen is that, in addition to being a consummate musician, musical historian, and entertainer, he is also a perfect gentleman always giving kudos to his bandmates and to his musical forebears who brought into the world of popular music the most memorable, romantic, and danceable music.  Arcane RnR history:  yep.  Spot on soulful renditions of your favorite slow-dance songs from the 60s:  yep.  Name your favorite song, no matter how obscure a B-side:  yep.

Dave and bassist John Alexander played in Sausalito recently.  The restaurant venue, small as it was, had room for another 20 at least.  Those empty seats couldn’t have enjoyed the show as much as the rest of us did, and more’s the pity for that.

So don’t miss the Dave Crimmen Band in any of their performances.  Playing all around the Bay Area, in all sorts of venues, for the absolute best in old-school rock’n’roll.

Next up in Pacifica:  Sun. Jan. 13th, 2013 – A Grape In The Fog Wine Bar (650) 735-5854. 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. No Cover

Next up in Sausalito:  Fri. Feb. 8th, 2013 – A Taste Of Rome, 1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 94965, (415) 332-7660 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. NO COVER!

In Millbrae:  Sat.   Jan. 19th, 2013 – The Sixteen Mile House, 448 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030,   (650) 697-6118, 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. No Cover

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  1. January 12, 2013 1:05 pm

    We arrrrre dancciiiiiinnnnnnng………….

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