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Commander Cody at the Upstage July 16th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 05 July 2011

Location: 
The Upstage Restaurant
932 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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From the Upstage web site:

Boogie-woogie, swing, country and rock legend George Frayne, better known as Commander Cody, has made music for decades, beginning with his band, The Lost Planet Airmen. Their work sits prominently on Rolling Stone's Top 100 albums of all time. Commander Cody drives his crowd and his band with pand now legendary. Festival headliner, his Upstage performance is a rare chance to enjoy The Commander more personally instead of with hundreds to thousands of people.

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen took the music industry by storm in the early 70s, with their hit, “Hot Rod Lincoln,” which reached the top ten on the Billboard charts in 1972. One of the first to incorporate Western swing into its style, the band was known for its original sound, infusing elements of rockabilly, blues, country and boogie-woogie piano into their innovative music. Arriving in San Francisco July 4th 1969 by invitation of a friend , Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen were opening for the Grateful Dead by August.

Retaining his stage name, Commander Cody continues to develop a devoted cult following of fans. In addition to his music, Frayne is also a renowned painter, sculptor and video artist. In 2008 he released his album, Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers, and has also recently published a book called Art, Music and Life. Frayne continues to play locally, nationally and abroad.

$35 advance tickets.

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