“Not since the Clash has a group so effectively turned militant discontent into passionate rock & roll.” - Rolling Stone
Chagall Guevara was formed in 1989 by solo artist Steve Taylor, guitarists Dave Perkins and Lynn Nichols, drummer Mike Mead and bassist Wade Jaynes. The band, named after Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and painter Marc Chagall, has reunited in 2022 for an album and show July 2nd at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Heralded as one of the first major rock groups to come out of “Music City” and find success, they were signed to MCA Records and toured the U.S. and U.K. with bands like Squeeze, The Violent Femmes and Drivin’ and Cryin’. The reunited band has added John Mark Painter (from Fleming and John) to the line up playing bass. Their highly anticipated nine-track Halcyon Days is the result of their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and will be released July 1, 2022.