'The Independent Music Show Magazine' November 2019 - Page 8

Featured Artists

08 - November - 2019

Cass Clayton Band has become known across the region for its tight chemistry and high-energy stage presence, a reputation that has landed them on some of the best stages, shows, festivals and radio shows regionally and beyond. Clayton's songwriting, lyrically and musically, has grown by leaps and bounds in a relatively short span. Her new album, PLAY NICE, pulls together disparate influences but ties it all up in a framework that would seem as at home in Muscle Shoals or on Beale Street as it would on Michigan Avenue or Sunset Boulevard - and that's no accident. Known for their non-denominational approach to music and genre, CCB blends rock, R&B, funk, blues and soul into their own contemporary sound.

Cass’s 2018 album (self-titled Cass Clayton Band) won 4 songwriting awards and garnered top reviews from magazines nationally and internationally. They were also recently voted ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2018 in the Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards. In addition, Cass has been voted as one of the top 3 slide guitar players in Colorado and top 2 vocalists (CO Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards). In February, 2019, she was featured on the cover of RECORDING Magazine with a 4-page feature article. CCB’s new album, PLAY NICE, has already won 2 songwriting awards since its July, 2019 release and is up for Grammy consideration in the Americana Album category.

The Band includes some of Colorado’s favorite seasoned

musicians: Loren Phillips (bass, bkg vocals), Dann Burke (lead guitar, bkg vocals), Steve Saviano (drums), and John Stilwagen (keys, bkg vocals). Internationally touring musician, Taylor Scott,

is a regular guest musician producer, and co-writer for the band.