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Showing posts with label Clay Melton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clay Melton. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Watchtower Entertainment artist: Clay Melton - Back To Blue - New release review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release (July 23, 2021), Back To Blue, from Clay Melton, and it's strong. Opening with title track, Back To Blue, a real nice slower blues ballad, Clay Melton has the lead on vocal and guitar, backed by Dan Smith on bass, Billy Justineau on organ and keys and Danny Jones on tambourine. With it's solid rhythm and tense nature, it's a great base for Melton show his bluesy riffs. His pinched harmonics and fluid phrasing really works this track. Live track, Say That You Love Me, is a thumping blues rocker with potent, modern blues rock phrasing and soulful lead over the powerful bass of Raymon Minton and Grindle on drums. Another live rockin' instrumental, Texas Cyclone, features a cool bass solo by Minton and some really nice blues rock guitar soloing. I'm happy to say it soesn't sound like everything else and really gets your foot going. Very cool. Wrapping the release is ZZ Top's classic, Jesus Just Left Chicago, with not a lot of variation from the original arrangement. Melton's gravely voice works nicely into the format without much difficulty and working up his own guitar lines improves the overall delivery of the track, everyone having heard this track by Gibbons more than a million times. This is a cool closer for a really solid release. 


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Clay Melton To Open For Grand Funk Railroad

 

Clay Melton To Open
For Grand Funk Railroad

State Fair Of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage 

 

Houston, TX (June 15 2021) - Just Announced! Blues Rocker Clay Melton "Say That You Love Me" will bring his over the top blues rock sound to the Texas State Fair.  This will be Clay's third annual appearance on the Chevrolet Main Stage and this year he will open for the internationally world famous Grand Funk Railroad. Clay's Watchtower Entertainment Management Company in cooperation with Glenn Smith Presents Incorporated is thrilled to present this latest news to blues rock fans around the world.  Clay shares, "This is just too cool, I mean Grand Funk Railroad I am jacked to the nth degree!"  Melton had just left the studio where he had been recording his new upcoming release when he received the news.  Grand Funk Railroad with super hits like "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Feelin' Alright" have never looked or sounded better and will perform on stage October 3rd at 8:30pm.  This show will be included in the price of admission tickets and will not require a separate ticket to attend.  

 

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Experience the Clay Melton sound....

 

Quote From Glenn Smith on working with Clay

(28 years promoting the #1 selling solo artist in history, Garth Brooks)


 "I have been booking and promoting talent for Headline Performers, and Venues worldwide (see www.GlennSmithPresents.com) for over 40 years, in basically all popular genres including Pop, Rock, RnB, Country, Hip Hop, Blues, Latin, and CCM. Here in Texas, we have NO shortage of incredibly talented artists, both “discovered, and undiscovered”. Occasionally, someone comes along that really turns my head, and a couple years ago, that person was Clay Melton. I  was and continue to be impressed with not only his Command of the guitar, and vocals, but to deliver his presentation with a “believability” that’s rare in someone of his young age. I simply urge everyone to keep an eye (and ear) out for him. In my opinion, he’s got “something special”, and I will continue to book and support him on his Journey!" -
 Glenn Smith, President - Glenn Smith Presents Inc.

 

The number one syndicated blues radio show in Australia

......Host Barry Maxwell 
"
Awesome video and ripping song. I love the energy and the passion and the soul. He got me from the start with the dramatic intro...Fabulous! I love the rawness in his vocal and he sings with conviction. Awesome riff and love the dirty guitar tone throughout. This next generation blues musician has got it!  This is what Blues Rock
should sound like!

 


The longest running
blues show in
Italy
The Catfish Blues Show

KBA Recipient Edoardo Fassio 
"Thank you John for sending Clay's dynamic audio track.  It is being aired on our Catfish Blues Show at
Radio Banda Larga." 
 

 

Spinning in The Netherlands, Podomatic, and iTunes

Rob van Elst - Host/producer
"John, This is a great track. We are gonna use it on our show. Blues Moose is on two regional radio stations in The Netherlands plus we also stream on Podomatic and iTunes.  On those we are always #1 in the Blues chart."

 



Canada's CKOL Radio Toronto
Blues In The Bottle Radio Show

.....Host John Sillberg 
"Can't go wrong with hard driving percussion driven blues. Nice tight band. Clay has a good blues-shouter voice. I will definitely play it

 


Spain's Blues En Las Ondas Radio Show

Host Daniel Monedero Tórtola
"We are broadcasting Clay Melton's
amazing "Say That You Love Me" on our radio show. The show will also appear on Universidad X Radio."