Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the first single “Up On Claybank” available today from Bluegrass group ClayBank. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, “Up On Claybank” features lead the vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.
Produced by Steve Gulley & ClayBank,“Up On Claybank” can be downloaded by D.J.’s at AirPlay Direct and available now on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital download sources. Click here to listen to "Up On Claybank".
Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, an area that is steeped in the musical heritage of bluegrass, old-time and gospel music, ClayBank has been turning heads in the Bluegrass community ever since their formation a little over a year ago. The band took the grand prize at the 2016 band competition at RenoFest (an event honoring the late and legendary musician, Don Reno) and 3rd place honors this year at the 2016 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music) National Band Championship.
ClayBank consists of youngsters Zack Arnold (15) on mandolin and vocals and Jacob Greer (17) on guitar and vocals along with Tyler Thompson on banjo and vocals and Gary Trivette on bass and vocals. The band takes their name from the community of ClayBank (near West Jefferson, NC) that is not only where they meet together to hone their craft but the place that embodies the very spirit of the music they play. The band members are not related by blood but are tightly knit by the love of the music that they share as well as their love for the Lord.
Meet ClayBank and hear more about their debut single. Click on video below: