Monday - 12.13.2010
Jake Clayton Recording Debut Album
Multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clayton, has entered the studio to begin production on his debut CD release. The currently untitled release will be a collection of all original instrumentals performed solely by Jake as he employs multiple instruments including the Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, and more! Jake will actually play all of the instruments on the entire CD except for the drums. The drum tracks will be performed by Troy Luccketta, who is best known as the drummer for the multi-platinum selling rock band, 'Tesla'. Also performing drum tracks will be Jack Gavin, who is best known for his work with Tanya Tucker, Tracy Lawrence, and the Charlie Daniels Band. Jake says the CD will be a collection of songs with influences ranging from country and bluegrass to rock, with a few surprise influences mixed in.

"I like to play many different instruments, and that's something I rarely get to do on stage or in the studio. Now, I'm creating that opportunity through my own music. With this first CD, I focused on writing music that I enjoy playing, and music that incorporates the variety of instruments that I play. I want it to be fun and uptempo, but also not too complicated to listen to. Although the songs are geared towards the country music fan-base, I also wanted to create an album that anyone could listen to and hear something they like. I think this album will be a reflection of how I see the music world, one big melting pot of sound."

Production for the CD began on Sept 23rd at TML Studios in Nashville, TN. Producing the CD will be Jake's co-writer, Rob Daniels, who will also be playing guitar on 2 songs. The CD is scheduled for release in January 2011 and Jake plans to spend that year promoting the CD through live performances with his band. This first release will also be the beginning of a series of instrumental CDs that are planned for the future.