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Michael Clem Trio 10th Anniversary Show

Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $18
Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 door
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.
About Michael Clem and the Trio:
I was born January 6, 1966 in Atlanta GA. I’m the middle of three boys- so close in age that calling “front seat” even happened in utero. By the late 60s, our nuclear family reverse-carpetbagged our way to the slums of McLean VA & would remain there through the inventions of the microwave, VCR & pet rock. By fifth grade, I had simultaneously taken up the guitar and the trombone. With both musical clefs under my belt, I was invincible, unstoppable & humble. Due to all the distractions over the next forty years with bands, gigs, practices, recordings, I have completely forgotten to decide what I want to be when I grow up (perhaps in the next half century).

By 2010, I had been in Charlottesville for two years playing some fun sideman roles,  but it was time to put my own act together.  I had amassed a number of original songs that needed a platform, preferably acoustic.

I had known Rusty Speidel for years, as his SGGL act were like big brothers to my EFO when we were first starting out.  Rusty had just joined me for my house concert in Chicago and the chemistry was great.  Back in town, I had just befriended stellar musician Thomas Gunn, who impressed me with his upright bass work in a local theatrical production of Lost Highway: The Hank Williams Story. Thomas and I started meeting every Tuesday morning, swapping songs – a mutual admiration society, of sorts.

Pulling these two strangers together for my trio proved to be a winning combination.  The instrumentation & vocal harmonies locked in almost immediately.  We quickly built up a setlist of originals and thoughtful covers and started playing for anyone who would have us.


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Jan 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $18
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The Front Porch


The Front Porch
221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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