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Nathan Clay / Bio

I Was Born in Alabama. Grew up singing in Church. Moved to Detroit in the mid 1950's Back and forth for a few years, Alabama to Michigan and back. Then Spent years playing in clubs Cross the country with dozens of bands and artist, grow up playing in bands around The motor city in the Motown era.
The CD Deeper Blue is in the works now.
The first time I heard music I was stunned. I just sat there unable to move wondering what it was these people were doing. I was about 2 and a half years old then. And I heard my first blues tune not long after that. strange thing about the blues was here is a 2 year old kid listening to the blues and I seem to know the song already and the words and music. Like I had heard it before. When I started playing guitar the blues just happens when I am not thinking. Like doodling in sound. I think I was a bluesman in a past life. If that kind of thing really exists, I think I was an old blues man. When I was a kid living in Alabama I had to pick cotton to help my mom buy school cloths for us. I wasn't very good at picking cotton. I was about 8 years old and the cotton sack was 12 feet long. the sun was about 99 to 103 degree. I remember bending over to pull the cotton from the stalk and standing up and everything would turn Yellow and blue I know now that I was about to pass out from the heat. Picking cotton, pulling corn, picking up potatoes. Being a kid in Alabama was pretty wild. I remember taking the shootgun my dad gave me when I was 9 years old. When no one was around to stop me I would take my 12 gauge shoot gun out into the woods looking for deer or rabbits. My brother and I would get lost in the woods for hours. My grand fathers house was near a creek and caves where Indians lived for thousands of years. We would explore the Indian caves and find arrow hears almost at will. Still on the farm my great grand father homesteaded after the Civil war. I know where there is a place that you can find a shoe box full of unfinished arrow heads because the Indian tribe had a camp where my grand fathers house stood.
I remember listening to Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, when I was about 5 years old. Could not wait till I was big enough to hold a guitar. as soon as I could get a guitar I had it in my hands 5 or more hours a day. and that went on for over 15 years. Then I reached a point where every time I took my guitar out of the case I got paid. Not that it was a rule. I was playing in clubs around Detroit for allot of years 6 nights a week in clubs.

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Nathan Clay
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Nathan Clay
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Blues / Singer songwriter / R&B, Rock, Soul, alternative

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Arroyo Grande, CA

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