Dave Davies of the Kinks talks about The Lovin' Spoonful.
“The Byrds were a really big influence on me, personally, and The Lovin’ Spoonful, I think, had to be one of the most underrated bands that came out of America at that time,” he tells ABC Radio. He adds that he and his brother, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, “were listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful above and beyond The Beatles.”
Dave says what was significant about The Lovin’ Spoonful was they “started off that kind of integrating lots of different elements — blues, country and folk music and a bit of rock.” He explains that he also is drawn to the music of The Band for the same reason.
Read the full interview here.
John was honored with the 2012 Silver Eagle Patriot Award by the United States Armed Forces at Mira Costa Concert Hall in Oceanside, CA.
John's music is currently heard in commercials for The New York State Lottery, Vanilla Coke, Gatorade, Kohl's and Pepsi.
John has been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
New YouTube video: Times Herald Record reporter Steve Israel talks with John about his roots, how he got to Woodstock and his legendary career.
John's latest recording, Satisfied (Acoustic Disk/Koch) has gone to #8 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass albums. The CD features Sebastian originals as well as folk/blues duets with mandolin master David Grisman. Elmore Magazine is calling the collection "as comfortable as a front-porch swing."
2016 TOUR DATES
Dewey Beach, DE
The Flying Monkey
Cabot Performing Arts Center
with David Bromberg
Great South Bay Music Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
Poor David's Pub
One World Theatre
National City, CA
Laura R. Charles Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
Soho Music Club
Freight & Salvage
Red Bluff, CA
State Theatre for the Arts
New concerts will be listed here as soon as they are confirmed.
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