Although I wasn’t a huge fan of their live performance, I was quite moved by the very nice tribute that JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound’s bassist gave to Clark Sabine last night. Clark was one of the most unique, and uniquely talented, members of the Washington, D.C. music scene for more than a decade, and unfortunately never got the recognition he deserved outside of D.C. Clark sadly passed away in 2009, at just 33 years of age, after a lengthy fight with cancer.
The last band that Clark was in before his death was the Statehood, which also featured bassist Eric Axelson and drummer Joe Easley of The Dismemberment Plan. While many of us (myself included) are going kinda crazy for the D Plan’s current reunion tour, I wanted to make sure people also knew how incredibly good Statehood was in its own right. If you haven’t heard the band before – or even if you have – I highly recommend taking a few minutes and watching some really great live footage of the band below.