After growing up in Baltimore, Clay's homes include Los Angeles, Lawrence KS, Springfield MO and now South Florida. Along the way he was the mascot for the Baltimore Orioles, acted and played a lot of music. As part of The Uninvited they won an MTV Beach House Song Contest. Recording contributions include Andy Summer (Police), Brian O'neal (Busboys), Jesse Loya, Sheryl Crowe and Andras Jones. Playing live is his passion including tours throughout the United States, Europe and Central America including three AFE/USO tours with Matt Ward. His band The Pawn Shop with Norman Jackson appeared in three International Blues Conventions.
In South Florida Clay's music, art and entertainment endeavors fall under the umbrella of TōST Music (and Design). As a harmonica player he plays with bands as time permits including Josh Rowand's "Pitbull of Blues Band," and "Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters" (with Bluzpik Artist Kat Riggins). Clay's main focus is the band he fronts, the NattyBōs (Baltimoreans will know the origin of the band name).
The NattyBōs are a four piece band described as a Blues-A-Billy Rock and Soul Jam kind of band. Joining Clay is South Florida guitar master Mario Lacasse, bassist Dennis Freireich, and drummer Bob Ross. They are not very musically focused or predictable, moving from Blues to Funk to Rock and Roll, Country to R&B according to their mood or that of the crowd. The show is always focused on being energetic, interactive and fun. They come to play, with long sets and a short break (if any - unless the venue needs a different schedule). In 2017 they released their debut CD "Look Up" with 12 original songs and are ready to release two more CDs of music.
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