Talking Influences with Dan Maines of Clutch

by Jaide Alicia / 224 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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06/29/2018 ~ Download Madrid Madrid, Spain
07/01/2018 ~ Tuska Open Air Festival Helsinki, Finland
07/04/2018 ~ Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark
07/15/2018 ~ Inkcareceration Festival Mansfield, OH
08/04/2018 ~ Earth Rocker Festival 18 Inwood, WV
09/22/2018 ~ River City Rockfest San Antonio, TX
09/30/2018 ~ Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY
10/13/2018 ~ Glen Helen Ampitheater San Bernardino, CA
11/27/2018 ~ Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/29/2018 ~ Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
11/30/2018 ~ Annexet Stockholm, Sweden
12/02/2018 ~ Astra Berlin, Germany
12/04/2018 ~ Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
12/05/2018 ~ Batschkapp Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
12/06/2018 ~ Docks Hamburg, Germany
12/07/2018 ~ Proxima Warszawa, Poland
12/08/2018 ~ Arena Wien, Austria
12/09/2018 ~ Culture Factory Zagreb, Croatia
12/11/2018 ~ Fabrique Milan, Italy
12/12/2018 ~ Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
12/13/2018 ~ Backstage Werk Munchen, Germany
12/14/2018 ~ Longhorn Stuttgart, Germany
12/15/2018 ~ Elysee Montmarte Paris, France
12/16/2018 ~ AB Brussels, Belgium
12/18/2018 ~ O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom
12/19/2018 ~ O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
12/20/2018 ~ Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
12/21/2018 ~ O2 Brixton Academy Brixton, United Kingdom
12/22/2018 ~ O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom

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