Clay’s music is Americana, Country, Blues, and Tex-Mex He writes unique, original songs yet keeps tradition with his Texas heritage. The group consists of professional, top-notch musicians from Austin who have been playing their instruments for decades. Clay has been creating his unique sound for nearly a decade.
Some of his influences are his father, Delbert McClinton, as well as Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, J.J. Cale, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson. Ideally, his band includes these five instruments: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, accordion/trumpet, bass & drums. However, Clay can also perform solo, as duo (w/ bass) or trio (w/ another guitar or accordion).