GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings performed three sold-out shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium this past weekend with special surprise guests Bryan Sutton (Friday), Bob Weir (Saturday and Sunday) and Les Claypool, Marty Stuart and Ronnie McCoury (Sunday).
Primus' Les Claypool and Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz Continue to Rally Support For Ukraine with Fandiem
Coming on the heels of the release of “Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls,” a track written by Les Claypool of Primus and Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello, and featuring Stewart Copeland, Sean Lennon, Billy Strings, and Sergey Ryabtsev, Fandiem has partnered with Claypool and Hütz on a fundraising sweepstakes campaign to benefit Nova Ukraine.
On the night of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Les Claypool of Primus and Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello began collaborating on a joint release to rally support for the Ukrainian people. Released today via Rolling Stone and irreverently titled “Zelensky: The Man With the Iron Balls,” the track also features Stewart Copeland, Sean Lennon, Billy Strings, and Sergey Ryabtsev.
Les Claypool is the one of the most unlikely success stories in the entertainment history. His trademark voice, thumping bass lines and unique worldview have become the calling cards for a number of wildly successful and influential albums in the last two decades, including the seminal alt-rock band Primus. But through his myriad of musical and creative projects, Claypool has also become a favorite of metalheads, jam banders, funk connoisseurs and pretty much everything in-between.
Nearly two decades ago, one of the most unlikely supergroups took the stage for their first performance and by the time they finished their set of originals, the jam audience was already asking for more. That request was answered with a single month-long tour over a year later, and with the exception of a single one-off show, the beast was put to rest, but not forgotten.
A limited number of tickets are available now at http://oysterhead.shop.ticketstoday.com/. The ticket request period will end Thursday, October 17 at 9am MDT. Travel packages will also be available and will go on sale Wednesday, October 16 at 12pm MDT. Full details are available here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, October 19 at 10am MDT. For more info click here.
Last weekend, Claypool Lennon Delirium took their band to Colorado for a 3-night run. On Sunday, August 18th, they took the Boulder Theater stage for an unbelievable show.
The Werk Out Festival has announced its daily lineup schedule for August 1st-August 3rd, 2019. In its 10th year founded and curated by The Werks, this year presents the most robust lineup yet with Big Gigantic, STS9, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Steel Pulse, The Floozies, Twiddle, Matisyahu, and more rounding out the genre-spanning lineup handpicked by the festival’s namesake band. In addition, the festival has announced single-day tickets available for the first time in their history.