Saturday 19th November 2022
Corky Laing plays Mountain
CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer and a raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010.
Since 2015 Corky has been touring the world celebrating the musical legacy of Mountain. A 50th Anniversary of the Mississippi Queen Cowbell World Tour was supposed to start in the USA in the Spring of 2020, but that has been postponed due to the global pandemic. Corky, Mark Mikel (vocals, bass & keyboards), and Richie Scarlet (guitar) were very disappointed. During the pandemic, Corky has been able to play a few shows here and there. The during-pandemic band includes Richie Scarlet (guitar and keyboards) and Joe Venti (bass and vocals.)
Sitting in with K2 (Peter Baron, Ken Sidotti & Joe Venti), a band saluting the music of Mountain, for a couple of gigs in 2014 and 2015 reminded Corky how much he loved playing the Mountain repertoire the way to was originally recorded, and the idea for Corky Laing's Mountain was born. The band has frequently toured Europe, the UK and North America.
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