Lost In The Ozone Again
with The Commander
Cody Band & Some Old Friends
Benefit The Stevens-Swan
Ask not, what your dog can do
for you, ask what you can do for your dog!
Sunday Sept 23, 2012
open 2p.m. Music Starts 3p.m.
129 Mohawk Street Herkimer NY
Dave Morgan (315) 736-7765
ADMISSION: $20.00 Per
Person PLUS A BAG
ALL PET FOOD
FROM THE DOOR
Stevens Swan Humane Society
( Food and
drinks Sold Separately
Commander Cody and His Band
(Playing his top 10
hits, Hot Rod Linclon, Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar, Lost In The
Ozone Again, and many many more! )
The Tichy Boys Band
(Featuring John Tichy
From Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen)
For John and Graham Tichy,
rock and roll is simply in the blood line. And after years of separate
musical adventures (and the more-than-occasional collaboration) the
father and son are now closing ranks to front a ringer band and unleash
some of the most genuine roots music, rock and roll, classic country,
...The senior Tichy, John, is of course a founding
member of the legendary Commander Cody & His Lost Planet
the pioneering group that swept out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and lit up
the early 1970s musical scene in San Francisco with its brand of
barroom country, western swing, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues. The
world soon took notice, and Tichy and his bandmates helped change the
face of popular music with their diverse Americana blend. The group’s
albums would go down in history as some of the most noteworthy of the
Guitarist-singer Tichy was a key player, offering up
memorably soulful vocal performances on songs such as the classic
country tearjerkers “Cryin’ Time” and “Family Bible.” After confusing
the heck out of the hippie generation while nonetheless ensuring their
place in the annals of rock-and-roll history, the original group parted
ways in 1976. John Tichy, Ph.D. in hand, embarked on a whole different
path, becoming a professor in the department of Mechanical, Aerospace,
and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in
Troy, New York, where he would eventually serve as department chair—a
seemingly long way from the days of packed arenas and sharing stages
with the likes of the Byrds and the
while this could have been the end of one story and the beginning of
another, the music simply lived on. In 1978, Tichy’s son Graham
arrived, with the genetic rock-and-roll code already locked in. Reared
in a house in Rensselaer County, NY, where blues, country, rockabilly,
and other such raw and genuine forms of music were omnipresent, Graham
sponged it up. As he grew older, he evolved into a formidable guitarist
in his own right, first with his youthful rockabilly group Rocky Velvet
and then with a host of other nationally notable rock-and-roll and
From his beginnings as a local
sensation—consistently winning “best-guitarist” nods in his native
region—he soon broke out into wider arenas, touring Europe, playing
guitar for Wanda
(the legendary 1950s “Queen of Rockabilly”), and even assuming the lead
guitar spot (subbing for Bill
Kirchen) during the long-awaited San
Francisco reunion shows of
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen in
2004. The Commander himself, George Frayne, was moved to tell the San
Francisco Chronicle, “[John’s] got a genius son, Graham Tichy. . . .
He’s become the new rockabilly whiz-kid guitar player. He’s out on the
road with Wanda Jackson as we speak. [He’s] just off the road with
He’s Tichy’s kid and he plays like James Burton
play with Elvis
in the ’60s.”
And now these two musical stories
from different generations merge again, as father and son blend their
collective musical histories into one entity, the Tichy Boys. They may
refer to themselves as the “finest father and son rockabilly duo in all
of Rensselaer County,” but it’s also much more than that. It is time
for a much wider audience to take note. Again.
The Lustre Kings
(The Kings Of Rockabilly)
Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings play rock and roll the right way. The
powerhouse Albany NY combo has wowed crowds at Manhattan's Rodeo Bar,
Seattle's Tractor Tavern and all points in-between; and they've done it
with uncommon fervor, commitment and flair.
Gamsjager draws from a deeper well than most roots rock acts, giving
his music a breadth and depth while still keeping the bar hopping and
the dance floor filled.
In addition to their own dates, Mark
Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings have also accompanied Wanda Jackson, the
Queen of Rockabilly, for over five years, and frequently work with
other seasoned artists like Bill Kirchen, Eddie Angel and Robert Gordon.
says, "I have worked with many bands around the world through the
years, and none are better than Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings.
Their fine showmanship and musical ability make them the greatest in my
book. THEY ROCK!!"
The Lustre Kings' new, appropriately-titled long-player "Way Out There"
(Wild Boar Records) is their fourth and finest effort.
his liner notes for the album, six-string wizard Deke Dickerson says,
"Like a fine wine, the Lustre Kings just get better with each passing
year, and this new album has the seasoned bouquet and nutty aftertastes
that won’t leave you disappointed."
And one-name-only Really
Rockabilly reviewer, Kitti, says, a little more seriously than old
Deke, "There is a rockin’ rhythm throughout the album which perfectly
unites all the songs. You have a feeling of traveling in time through
America, and the Lustre Kings’ time machine will show you the way out
of the present and introduce you to doo-wop, country, hillbilly, bop
and wild rock’n’roll, and then bring you back to rockabilly."
noted, "Way Out There" is the fourth full-length platter from the band.
The group's righteous Cacophone debut album, "Mark Gamsjager Rocks
& The Lustre Kings Roll," was a travelogue of great American
and roll, with tunes from legends like Gene Vincent and Ronnie Self, as
well as from contemporaries like Commander Cody's Billy C. Farlow and
the aforementioned Los Straitjackets’ guitar strangler, Eddie Angel.
Stephen Prisco called the record a keeper, saying "While most
rockabilly bands seem to be content with just recreating the sound of
classic records from years ago, the Lustre Kings have captured the
spirit of that era, tapping into what made those records and artists so
great in the first place."
The Lustre Kings’ sophomore effort,
"Once a King, Always a King," upped the ante with even more "hot
boppin’ rockabilly action," prompting the Berkshire Eagle to proclaim
"The Lustre Kings dig deep into early rock and related styles, steering
away from a greatest-hits oldies approach, preferring to connect the
dots among such unlikely musical bedfellows as Conway Twitty, Peanuts
Wilson, Link Wray and Duke Ellington (they even render a surf-guitar
version of the Duke’s "Caravan")."
And the killer third album,
"That’s Showbiz," the first on the Lustre Kings’ own Wild Boar Records
label, caused The Beat to rave "Gamsjager remembers when "rock 'n'
roll" actually used to signify something, and his band sounds like it
just left Sun Studios yesterday."
The Lustre Kings have a
devoted international fan base and they continue to tear up the road
every year, performing over 150 dates annually and appearing regularly
at events like the Viva Las Vegas Festival (Las Vegas NV), the Heritage
Folk Festival (Bangor ME) and the Rockin 50s Fest (Green Bay WI) as
well as at famed haunts like the Continental Club (Austin TX), The
Sutler (Nashville TN), The Starr Bar (Atlanta GA), The Hi-Tone (Memphis
TN), Johnny D’s (Somerville MA), The Big C Jamboree at Martyr’s
(Chicago IL) and, of course, the Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl (New
Creative Loafing got it right when they said, "The Lustre Kings have a
sound so powerful it leaves listeners hungry for more."
Does Humor Belong in
You Bet Your Ass....Dave Morgan
About this concert: This
whole thing from May 2007 until 2009 has been about Hospice &
my ole man. Hospice took great care of him in the
end and I was glad to give back. But from 2009 until I stop
this, it will be about me
& my father's never ending love for dogs.
Morgan was and will always be
the original DOG WHISPERER. He had a magic with dogs that I've never
seen or may never see again.
Forest and I, A.K.A. Pa, fought with
each other, laughed with each other, and got flat on our ass drunk
together. I still consider those times to be the best times
life. He loved his dogs more than me, and I loved my dogs
him, and in the end we had each others backs and loved each other and
all those dogs
with a passion that will never be matched. I think
of him, and miss him, every
Call: Dave Morgan 315-736-7765
The Duke Of Earl
June 2000-Aug. 28, 2009
August 28 2009, 3 years to the day after my father died, Liz
and I lost our dog Duke with cancer.
the kindest, loving, and most gentle soul I've ever been around.
I don't know
if I will ever feel love like that again. It was maybe not
hardest loss ever, but the one I think I will never recover from. I
loved him beyond words. Those of you who
think of your dog as much much more then a pet, will know where I'm
I will always be grateful
beautiful people at the Rome NY Humane Society for
for taking the time to read this.................Dave Morgan
Bandit with Dave Morgan and THE GREAT Doctor
Bandit is our new addition
family. Jerry Kraus brought him to the benefit in 2009 and I
immediately fell in love, and a week later he was ours. Bandit is a
Rot/Shep mix. He looked out for Duke until the end
and is a pal to our Newfoundland Moose.
Thank you Jerry I
grateful to you for Bandit, and I'm blessed to call you my
Harpo Marx Morgan
To the great Forest Morgan