LIVING LEGEND COMMANDER CODY GRACES THE WEST COAST
Commander Cody will perform at the newly renovated Sabalas at Mt. Tabor on June 8, 2006 during his mini-west coast tour. Originally formed in the fall of 1967, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen played a significant role in the west coast music scene of the 1960s and 1970s, sharing bills with names like the Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, and the Eagles.
Commander Cody's 1974 album Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine. The band's repertoire includes such classics as "Hot Rod Lincoln," "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette," "Lost in the Ozone," "Seeds and Stems," "Too Much Fun" and "Truck Drivin' Man," just to name a few.
Today, the Commander Cody Band finds George "Commander Cody" Frayne still belting out lyrics from behind the piano along with Steve Barbuto on drums and vocals, Rick Mullen on bass, and Mark Emerick on lead guitar and vocals. Known for their roughhousing redneck hippie sound, the event promises to draw listeners from all age ranges and styles for a night of music and furious release - an event promoters promise to be musical mayhem at its finest.
The Portland event will also include local openers, Moonshine Hangover, who has been coined as Portland's, "modern day Rough Riders," rounding off a night of music with a driving edge, dynamic sound and hard hitting impact. Commander Cody will also be touring the Pacific Northwest with three unusual Oregon performances in Silverton and Seaside along with a stand-alone date in Novato, California.
COMMANDER CODY WEST COAST DATES:
06.08 | Sabalas at the Mt. Tabor Theater | Portland, OR
06.09 | Mac's lace | Silverton, OR
06.10 | Seaside Auto Show | Seaside, OR
06.11 | Novato Art and Wine Festival | Novato, CA