From: TN, United States
Genre: Country, Americana, Instrumental
JAKE CLAYTON is a 25 year old multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN. Although considering fiddle to be his primary instrument, Jake also plays guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, pedal steel, piano, bass, and more. In total, Jake plays 27 different instruments which also includes a list of orchestral instruments such as the viola, cello, and stand-up bass.
Jake Clayton has been steadily building a name for himself on the Country Music circuit over the past 8 years playing as a ‘utility musician’ for various recording artists. As a utility musician, Jake tours the country with some of Nashville’s biggest stars and has already performed at legendary venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Grand Ole Opry. Jake has also appeared in two Top20 Country Music videos and on various national television broadcasts on CMT, GAC, WGN, and more. Currently, Jake is performing with Sunny Sweeney, an opening act on Brad Paisley’s H2O II tour.
Jake Clayton has now officially entered the music scene as a recording artist with the release of ‘Barnyard Stomp’, a genre-bending collection of 12 instrumental songs that combine influences from Country, Bluegrass, Rock, and beyond! ‘Barnyard Stomp’ not only showcases Jake’s knack for merging traditional styles with modern sounds, but it also spotlights Jake’s unique abilities on multiple instruments. On this album, Jake played everything except drums and 2 guest guitar tracks!
"I think this album will be a reflection of how I see the music world, one big melting pot of sound!" –Jake Clayton
‘Barnyard Stomp’ was produced by Ibanez endorser Rob Daniels, who also co-wrote and played electric guitar on ‘Barnyard Stomp’ & ‘Rock Slide’. Drums and Percussion were performed by Troy Luccketta from the multi-platinum rock band ‘TESLA’, and Jack Gavin, one of Nashville’s finest!