WTJU Presents Michael Clem CD Release at The Southern, Jan 8

WTJU is pleased to present Michael Clem‘s CD Release concert at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville on Friday, January 8 (details).

Michael will stop by the station on Wednesday, January 6, from 4-6 pm (est) to do a track by track of the entire CD during Something New (details).

For the past twenty-five years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio. Over that time, EFO amassed a sizeable grassroots following, released nine CDs (all independently) & collected numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards. In the past seven years, with the band slowing down, Clem relocated from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville, VA where he’s established quite a foothold in its vibrant musical scene, from session work to bluegrass gigs to forming his own acoustic trio.

Now, ten years after his first solo album, Clem’s better-late-than-never sophomore release “Fifty Clementines” of thirteen previously unreleased songs is set to release in January. Recorded at the Charlottesville JLM Studios and co-produced with James McLaughlin, Clem brought in 30 friends from all over Virginia – among them: Ellis Paul, Terri Allard, Katherine Caine, Rusty Speidel – to contribute their amazing talents, to this unique and purely CLEM album.

“Fifty Clementines…it’s classic Clem – variety of styles, stories, and instruments – each song offering its own unique blend of
instrumentation.” – Julie Murphy Wells, lead singer of Eddie from Ohio

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