This popular band of accomplished local American roots musicians has been paying musical tribute to Americana country-rock icon Gram Parsons since 2003, when Laughing Gravy was founded by ‘The Last Record Store’ owner, radio personality, producer (Jackalope Records) and musician Doug Jayne. He still leads the band, which features long-time collaborators Allegra Broughton and Sam Page from Solid Air, Kevin Russell and Bobby Lee of Rhythm Rangers, and Dan Ransford of Hot Grubb. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laughinggravy
Laughing Gravy’s first Gram Parson’s tribute album was nominated for a Best Country album Grammy award in 2005 (The Dixie Chicks won it). This much anticipated concert at OCA will offer up some of the band’s choice originals and topical covers ,including protest songs; with the second set dedicated to Gram Parsons’ music. Their show mixes stories and songs, and is guaranteed to be a DANCE PARTY! Don’t miss the fun! $15 Advance/$20 at the door. Fine Refreshments including wine and beer for sale. Art Gallery open for viewing. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org; 707-874-9392.