Talking Influences with Dan Maines of Clutch

by Jaide Alicia / 1656 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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05/22/2022 : The National: Richmond, VA
07/19/2022 : Release Athens 2022 2022: Kallithea,
07/23/2022 : Malakoff Rockfestival 2022: Nordfjordeid,
07/26/2022 : Limelight: Belfast,
07/27/2022 : The Academy, Middle Abbey Street: Dublin,
07/30/2022 : Tsunami Festival 2022: Gijón,
08/01/2022 : Hard Club: Porto,
08/02/2022 : Cineteatro Capitólio: Lisboa,
08/04/2022 : Pol'and'Rock Festival 2022: Kostrzyn Nad Odrą,
08/05/2022 : Wacken Open Air 2022: Wacken,
08/07/2022 : E-Werk: Erlangen,
08/09/2022 : Brutal Assault 2022: Jaroměř,
08/11/2022 : Open Flair Festival 2022: Eschwege,
08/12/2022 : Rock Altitude Festival 2022: Le Locle,
08/13/2022 : Rocco del Schlacko 2022: Püttlingen,
08/14/2022 : Taubertal 2022: Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber,
08/15/2022 : Sziget Festival 2022: Budapest Iii. Kerület,
08/17/2022 : SQUARE BAYARD CHARLEVILLE MEZIERES: Charleville-mézières,
08/18/2022 : SQUARE BAYARD CHARLEVILLE MEZIERES: Charleville-mézières,
08/18/2022 : Site de Kerboulard: Saint-nolff,
08/19/2022 : SQUARE BAYARD CHARLEVILLE MEZIERES: Charleville-mézières,
08/20/2022 : SQUARE BAYARD CHARLEVILLE MEZIERES: Charleville-mézières,
08/21/2022 : L'ATELIER: Luxembourg,
08/23/2022 : Vega: København,
08/24/2022 : Sentrum Scene: Oslo,
08/25/2022 : Liseberg 2022: Göteborg,
08/26/2022 : Grona Lund Festival 2022: Stockholm,
08/27/2022 : Kb: Malmö,
09/23/2022 : Louder Than Life 2022: Louisville, KY
10/07/2022 : Aftershock 2022: Sacramento, CA
11/11/2022 : O2 Academy Glasgow: Glasgow,
11/12/2022 : Newcastle City Hall: Newcastle Upon Tyne,
11/13/2022 : O2 Academy Leeds: Leeds,
11/15/2022 : University of Exeter Great Hall: Exeter,
11/16/2022 : Brighton Dome: Brighton,
11/18/2022 : Capitol Hannover: Hanover,
11/20/2022 : Markthalle: Hamburg,
11/22/2022 : Huxleys Neue Welt: Berlin,
11/23/2022 : Neue Theaterfabrik: München,
11/24/2022 : Arena Vienna: Wien,
11/25/2022 : Culture Factory: Zagreb,
11/26/2022 : Fabrique: Milan,
12/02/2022 : Le Bikini: Ramonville-st-agne,
12/03/2022 : Transbordeur: Villeurbanne,
12/05/2022 : X-tra: Zurich,
12/06/2022 : LKA Longhorn: Stuttgart,
12/07/2022 : Batschkapp: Frankfurt Am Main,
12/09/2022 : Live Music Hall: Cologne,
12/10/2022 : Bataclan: Paris,
12/13/2022 : O2 Academy Bristol: Bristol,
12/14/2022 : O2 Academy Birmingham: Birmingham,
12/15/2022 : O2 Apollo Manchester: Manchester,
12/16/2022 : Rock City: Nottingham,
12/17/2022 : Roundhouse: London,

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