Mark Hodges - President firstname.lastname@example.org
Missy Delgado -VP Marketing/Comm email@example.com
Melody Cochran - Radio Specialist
540-789-7403 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Fever Music Group
1177 Alum Ridge Road NW
Willis, VA 24380
Click here to go to Mountain Fever Music Group home page.
ClayBank is a new and impressive bluegrass band born out of the fertile musical ground of western North Carolina. The unique story of the formation of the group centers on a bluegrass veteran, who joined forces with a fellow picker in his mid-20s, and two talented teenage musicians that are about to be introduced to the greater bluegrass world. Gary Trivette is the elder statesman of ClayBank, a bassist and banjo player who has previously played with groups such as Carolina Crossing and Southern Accent. While sitting in a side room at the Appalachian State Old-time Fiddler’s Convention in Boone, NC, in 2015, he found himself jamming with then 15-year-old mandolinist Zack Arnold and guitarist Jacob Greer who was 17. As fate would have it, Trivette’s former Carolina Crossing band mate Tyler Thompson knew both Greer and Arnold from an early age. Soon, after all of the future members of ClayBank realized they had a connection with each other, the foursome established a weekly jam session with Thompson playing the banjo, Trivette on bass, Arnold on the mandolin, and Greer on guitar. As the musicians got to know each other and their blend began to evolve, it was the lead and harmony vocals of the quartet that began to turn heads. Named after the street in Ashe County where their weekly jams took place, ClayBank began to test the bluegrass waters by entering band contests at various festivals. They won the bluegrass band competition at the Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention in April of 2015 and came in 3rd place at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) convention’s band contest in 2016. That same year, they won the bluegrass band competition at RenoFest.
Listen to ClayBank's new album, No Escape, and you'll find yourself in a time warp of excited emotion four decades later. That's what listening to ClayBank will do every time. Although half the band is not yet in
their 20s, they somehow manage to emulate the great bands of an earlier era while making it sound all their own.
1. Queen of Carolina (3:27)
2. No Escape (4:25)
3. Where’s A Train When You Need One (3:24)
4. Bad Weather (3:31)
5. If It Were Anyone But You (2:57)
6. Go Back (3:05)
7. Drown This Town (3:58)
8. Crucified By Me (3:28)
9. Follow This Lonesome Wind (3:48)
10. Poor Lillie (4:19)
11. Shingletown (3:42)
12. I’ll Wear A White Robe (2:39)