Clay Melton & Friends at Dosey Doe on 1/6/22

By: Mike Farley
| Published 12/01/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Clay and his band are bringing in several special guests throughout the show including Grammy Hall of Fame inductee and original member of Kool and the Gang, Sir Earl Toon, as well as Houston based artists Sarah Grace and Evelyn Rubio. The recorded album and video content will be released as a live album in April 2022.

Clay Melton & Friends performing/live album recording + filming at Dosey Doe (the Big Barn) ~ The Woodlands, TX on January 6 at 7pm (doors/kitchen open @ 6:30pm)
$10-$15 ($40 VIP) (ticket link)
For all ages

About Clay Melton

Blues-rock prodigies are a special breed. They live and breathe the fiery swagger of electric guitars and the irresistible allure of rhythm-soaked songs. That’s Clay Melton’s musical calling in a nutshell. At only 26, the Louisiana-born and Texas-based bluesy rocker has already spent 13 years performing live. His powerfully raspy voice and wicked guitar licks leave no doubt he’s grown up in the school of barroom blues-rock.

Back to Blue, a 5-song EP released in the summer of 2021, is Melton’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed, full-length debut Burn the Ships. Back to Blue, which Melton began recording November 2020 in Austin and finished May 2021 in Houston, boasts production and engineering credits by Grammy-winner Danny Jones (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Patti LaBelle, Etta James) as well as Clay himself.

'Melton's an individualist rather than one of the pack of generic modern bluesmen. His strong singing and impressive guitar playing have the flame of integrity.'--Frank-John Hadley, longtime DownBeat critic

'Back to Blue is a stunning collection of heavy rockin’, guitar driven blues.'--J.D. Nash, American Blues Scene

'...once he plugs in and turns on, it sounds like Albert King has returned to Stax.'--Chris Spector, Midwest Record

'5-red hot cuts that effectively introduce Clay to blues aficionados.'--John Apice, Americana Highways

'Melton's gravely voice works nicely into the format without much difficulty and working up his own guitar lines improves the overall delivery.'--B Man Blues Report

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