The Madison blues-rock trio Clovis Mann originally released their song "Gravedigger" on a self-titled EP in 2005, highlighting the thick and driving jam again on their self-titled debut album released last year. The song has made an impression, getting high ratings on Broadjam at the beginning of the year, and is emphasized by the band as an exemplar of their sound.
As described by Clovis Mann bassist Stosh Jonjak, the track is "genuine, honest, and soulful," one that delivers "the true musical message from three small-town Wisconsin men." Now "Gravedigger" is their first song to be featured in a music video, directed by Ryan Tallant and released just over the weekend.
Clovis Mann focuses particularly on its live element, playing anywhere from four to twelve live gigs per month since the beginning of the year. Currently scheduled for a slew of shows around the state, their next trip near the Madison area will be on Saturday, August 18 when they play Toffler's in New Glarus. They'll be back in the city proper at the end of next month, playing on Wednesay, August 29 at the High Noon Saloon and on the following evening at Mr. Robert's. More of the trio's music can be found on their MySpace page.