Corky Laing's Mountain

Corky Laing's Mountain

Granicus

Thu · July 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Corky Laing's Mountain
Corky Laing's Mountain
HEAR THE IMMORTAL MOUNTAIN CLASSICS, MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, NANTUCKET
SLEIGHRIDE, NEVER IN MY LIFE, DON’T LOOKS AROUND AND MANY OTHERS
PERFORMED LIVE BY THE BAND’S DRUMMER, WHO CO-WROTE MANY OF THE HITS.
CORKY WILL ALSO SHARE A FEW ANECDOTES FROM THE ROAD. IN HONOUR OF HIS
LONG TIME COLLBORATOR, JACK BRUCE, THE SET WILL ALSO INCLUDE SONGS FROM
CREAM AND WEST, BRUCE AND LAING. CORKY IS JOINED ON STAGE BY JOE VENTI
(USA) ON BASS AND CHRIS SHUTTERS (USA) / PHIL BAKER (UK) ON GUITAR.
CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer and a raconteur. He is best
known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce &
Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010.
In the late 70s Corky released his solo album “Making it on the Streets” that is often cited
as an overlooked pioneer of AOR. In the early eighties Corky recorded with an indie
band called the Mix and at the end of 1990s he got together with Noel Redding (Jimi
Hendrix’s Experience) and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) to form the band Cork.
In the 90s Corky worked for several years as the vice president, A&R, of Polygram
Records, Canada. During that time he produced bands like Men Without Hats and
Bootsauce. He also had his own radio show, Under the Rock, in Canada, has published an
anecdotal road-stories book, Stick it! and has his one-man show, The Best Seat in the
House, a humorous autobiographical production that combines storytelling and music.
During the past couple of years Corky has been busy with Playing God: The Rock Opera –
a critically acclaimed collaboration with two Finnish philosophers. In 2014 he was
awarded the Bonzo Bash Legend Award (following Bill Ward, Carmine Appice and Peter
Criss). Corky performs frequently and from 2015 onwards he has been touring across
Europe and the US with CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN.
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Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/