California Stories/The Cyrus Clarke Band

The first of a trilogy of recordings which depict Clarke’s influences throughout his 35 year career playing, performing, and pioneering California Americana music. This disc features wondrous covers of Kate Wolf’s "Safe At Anchor", "New Speedway Boogie" by the Dead, and Woody Guthrie’s haunting waltz, "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos Canyon)". The recording takes the listener through a variety of styles honed by Clarke’s band; a virtual romp through the Golden State featuring Barney Tower on ripping telecaster and Tom Corbett shredding on the mandolin.