Set to take place on May 24th, Young Hearts Run Free will present ‘No Other: A Celebration of Gene Clark’, precisely 25 years since the death of the great American musician, a singular talent Bob Dylan himself called ‘one of the three best songwriters in the world’. A founder member of the Byrds, Clark was instrumental in the development of folk-rock, psychedelia and country-rock, the ‘70s West Coast singer/songwriter movement and the Americana scene of the ‘80s and ‘90s. His body of work – varied, ambitious and deeply personal – spans three decades, yet remains under-appreciated to this day, despite continuing to attract new fans and being championed by the likes of Richard Hawley and Robert Plant.
Performances on the evening will come from Peter Smith from the Urges, Anderson, Ross Hamer from Jetsetter, David Tapley of Tandem Felix, Tony Poole of UK ‘70s rock band Starry Eyed And Laughing (first ever Irish performance). The evening will begin with an excerpt from the 2013 documentary film The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark. There will also be a Q&A with author Johnny Rogan, the world’s foremost Byrds/Gene Clark scholar.
Tickets are priced at €12 and are available in advance here. This is a not-for-profit event and proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Simon Community.