Canned Heat performs at Jethro’s |

Canned Heat performs at Jethro’s

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Carson City Harley-Davidson and Renegade Productions present Canned Heat with original members Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor and Fito De La Parra in concert June 29 at Jethro’s Bar and Grill in Gardnerville.

Opening act, Bootleggers start at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.

Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat attained two worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in 1968 and “Going Up The Country” in 1969. These were inspired interpretations of the late 1920s blues recordings by Floyd Jones and Henry Thomas.

Canned Heat gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Canned Heat’s blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past four decades. Their Top-40 country-blues-rock songs, “On The Road Again,” “Let’s Work Together,” and “Going Up The Country,” became rock anthems throughout the world with the latter being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock. Their cover version of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together” was actually their biggest hit as it rose to No. 1 in 31 different countries around the world.

Advance tickets available through or at the venue. For more information, call 337-8344 or 265-2215.

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