Dave Klemencic

Art. Music. Words.

New Album Art- The Congress EP

I’ve had the pleasure of designing the album art for The Congress’ new EP, which will be distributed at an early release party on Dec 26th at Emilio’s on Broad Street in Richmond.  The Congress, the newest musical endeavour by Scott Lane and Jonathan Meadows, has been playing in clubs and bars all around Colorado and Virginia.  Tracing their musical roots to Richmond bands of days gone by such as the Grove, Meadows and Lane relocated to Colorado just over a year ago to pursue their musical dreams in a new setting and have found great success while touring there.

The album art features multiple views of my samurai painting (seen here) and a great photograph by Matt Greer on the reverse face.  Be sure to check these guys out, they’re a great blend of American rock, soul and funk music and it’s music you can keep coming back to.  Cheers!congressalbumcover

Posted 10 years, 5 months ago at 4:15 pm.

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Tiny Boxes featuring members of Umphrey’s McGee and Gongzilla to perform with LarJar!

527396802_sjagq-mTiny Boxes, a new funk-jam project formed by guitarist Bon Lozaga of Gongzilla and featuring Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins will be performing at a special free holiday show at Cary Street Cafe in Richmond, Va. The performance has been arranged for December 23, 2009 at 10:00pm at Cary Street Cafe and will include two sets each from Tiny Boxes and regular Wednesday night act LarJar.

Lozaga has been hard at work on his new project, Tiny Boxes, whose first recording efforts include members of Umphrey’s McGee and Derek Trucks Band. This marks their first foray into the community, with the band traveling from North Carolina and Cummins as a special guest in from Chicago. Their new sound is a funky mash-up that harkens to previous projects including Gongzilla, Lozaga’s solo work and the progressive sound of early Umphrey’s McGee.

LarJar is a keys-bass-drums trio that’s been performing a weekly Wednesday workout at Cary Street Cafe for over two years. They’ve hosted two LarJarFests, an independent jam-funk music festival outside Richmond, VA with a third in the works for this spring.  LarJar features twin brothers Jason and Larry Alen Jarrell on bass and drums respectively and Dave Klemencic on organ, clavinet, synths and electric piano.

Cary Street Cafe has long been the home to Richmond’s jam/funk/rock community, hosting an eclectic variety of live music for the past 14 years.  Their weekly routine includes free shows by the Former Champions every Tuesday, LarJar every Wednesday and a rotation of regional touring acts on Fridays and Saturdays.


Posted 10 years, 6 months ago at 6:38 pm.

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