The Clarks - 2017 Modern Era Legend Nominee
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• Formed in fall, 1986 at Indiana University of PA by Scott Blasey, Rob James (née Robert Hertweck),
Greg Joseph and Dave Minarik, Jr. Started as a cover band, eventually creating their own music.
Have released 12 studio and live CDs, including “Restless Days,” “Songs in G,” "Feathers & Bones,"
“Between Now and Then,” “Still Live,” “Fast Moving Cars” and others, selling more than
a quarter million copies. Their most recent album is “Rewind,” released in June, 2015, a collection
of classics by R.E.M., the Replacements and the Rolling Stones – the music that initially inspired them.
• With a loyal fan base built over nearly 30 years, they sell out 7,500-seat venues in Pittsburgh, the East
coast and Midwest. They still enjoy airplay on major radio stations across the U.S.
• Five of their albums have placed on the Billboard charts. Their 2005 release “Between Now and Then”
reached #30 on the Top Independent Chart and 2009’s “Restless Way” album reached #28.
• National appearances include their cover of “What a Wonderful World,” being featured on The Simpsons
27th Season premier show this past September, The Late Show with David Letterman and ESPN's Cold Pizza
in 2006. Their music has been featured in film and television, including Let It Go, used in the Warner Bros.
film, Summer Catch, while "Better off Without You" was featured during credits of The Anna Nicole Show.
• Commissioned by PGH Penguins to record a cover of Louis Armstrong’s "What A Wonderful World" for promotional usage during the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs; performed during intermission of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic held in Pittsburgh, and also recorded a Toyota jingle titled, "Life is all About the Ride.”
• In 2003, recorded “The River" for “Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen.” Their cover became a
fan-favorite, remaining in rotation on Pittsburgh radio.
PICTURED ABOVE: (from left to right) Greg Joseph, Scott Blasey, Robert James, Dave Minarik, Jr.