Clay McClinton, on his own
In July, the Flagstaff music scene will lose one of it's most talented players to the pull of the big city. Clay McClinton, the mulit-talented guitarist for Second Harvest and the Blues Project, is packing in his Fender Telecaster and heading for Nashville to expand the breadth of his music. For McClinton, the move is a natural one, as his musical sights become more concentrated. He aims to record a quality album in Music City and leave with some music production knowledge.
But before McClinton's departure, he will have many opportunities to play with his two primary bands, as well as his new project, the Clay McClinton Band. As he describes it, the band combines, " Honky Tonk and Texas Stomp", while falling somewhere between bluegrass and the blues. The bluegrass/blues dichotomy is one of the most obvious characteristics of McClinton's music.
The Clay McClinton Band is a four-piece unit with Billy Kneebone on guitar, Andrew Lauher on drums, Tim Hogan on bass and McClinton riding on top with his vocals and lead guitar.