Talking Influences with Dan Maines of Clutch

by Jaide Alicia / 253 days ago / Comments

Dan Maines, a founding member of Clutch, sits down with me at Chicago Open Air to talk some of his influences- both as a bass player and just musically in general. Maines has been an integral part of Clutch since its formation in 1990.

Maines drops influential names ranging from Geezer Bulter of Black Sabbath to Bad Brains that influence him personally. He speaks to the sound of Clutch, and how it has been influenced by a wide array of different musical styles. Each member of Clutch draws influence from slightly different styles, such as blues and jazz, which when mixed with the various rock and metal influences create the sound that we know as Clutch. 

Maines mentions albums by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and of course, Black Sabbath, which he can listen to front to back and not get tired of. 

After a brief conversation regarding influences, we move onto what is new with Clutch. He mentions that the band is focusing on writing in their downtime and are hoping to enter the studio to record a new album come the new year. Maines also quickly mentions The Bakerton Group- the instrumental side project of Clutch and lets us know what is going on with them as well. 


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Clutch Tour Dates

08/04/2018 : Earth Rocker Festival 18: Inwood, WV
09/18/2018 : Myth: Saint Paul, MN
09/19/2018 : Uptown Theater: Kansas City, MO
09/21/2018 : House of Blues: Houston, TX
09/22/2018 : River City Rockfest: San Antonio, TX
09/23/2018 : Gas Monkey Live: Dallas, TX
09/25/2018 : House of Blues: Lake Buena Vista, FL
09/27/2018 : The Norva: Norfolk, VA
09/28/2018 : The Ritz: Raleigh, NC
09/29/2018 : Masquerade: Atlanta, GA
09/30/2018 : Louder Than Life Festival: Louisville, KY
10/02/2018 : Ogden Theater: Denver, CO
10/03/2018 : The Depot: Salt Lake City, UT
10/05/2018 : Knitting Factory: Boise, ID
10/06/2018 : Knitting Factory: Spokane, WA
10/07/2018 : Showbox SODO: Seattle, WA
10/08/2018 : Commodore Ballroom: Vancouver,
10/09/2018 : Roseland: Portland, OR
10/11/2018 : The Regency Ballroom: San Francisco, CA
10/12/2018 : El Rey Theater: Los Angeles, CA
10/13/2018 : Glen Helen Ampitheater: San Bernardino, CA
10/14/2018 : The Observatory North Park: San Diego, CA
10/15/2018 : Marquee Theater: Tempe, AZ
10/17/2018 : Cains Ballroom: Tulsa, OK
10/18/2018 : POP's: Sauget, IL
10/19/2018 : 20 Monroe Live: Grand Rapids, MI
10/20/2018 : Fillmore: Detroit, MI
10/21/2018 : Stage AE: Pittsburgh, PA
10/23/2018 : Rebel: Toronto,
10/25/2018 : Palladium: Worcester, MA
10/26/2018 : Irving Plaza: New York, NY
10/27/2018 : Irving Plaza: New York, NY
10/28/2018 : Electric Factory: Philadelphia, PA
11/27/2018 : Melkweg: Amsterdam,
11/29/2018 : Pustervik: Göteborg,
11/30/2018 : Annexet: Stockholm,
12/02/2018 : Astra Kulturhaus: Berlin,
12/04/2018 : Live Music Hall: Cologne,
12/05/2018 : Batschkapp: Frankfurt Am Main,
12/06/2018 : Docks: Hamburg,
12/07/2018 : Proxima: Warszawa,
12/08/2018 : arena wien - verein forum: Wien,
12/09/2018 : Culture Factory: Zagreb,
12/11/2018 : Fabrique: Milan,
12/12/2018 : Konzertfabrik Z7 & Mini Z7: Pratteln,
12/13/2018 : Backstage Werk: Munchen,
12/14/2018 : Longhorn: Stuttgart,
12/15/2018 : Elysee Montmarte: Paris,
12/16/2018 : AB: Brussels,
12/18/2018 : O2 Academy Bristol: Bristol,
12/19/2018 : O2 Academy: Glasgow,
12/20/2018 : Manchester Academy: Manchester,
12/21/2018 : O2 Brixton Academy: Brixton,
12/22/2018 : O2 Academy Birmingham: Birmingham,

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