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Claxton Welch Band / Bio

Claxton Welch is a folk/rock band comprised of Bill Claxton, Paul Welch, Ricky Turner and Crutch Williams. While they do some covers of rock, blues and folk/rock, they primarily play original music composed by Bill Claxton. Bill plays acoustic, electric rhythm guitar & harmonica. Paul plays acoustic & electric lead guitar. Ricky Turner plays drums and Crutch Williams plays bass guitar,
In 2008, Bill and Paul formed Claxton Welch to play Bill's original music. Some of their most notable engagements were the 2010 Richardson Wildflower Festival opening for Los Lonely Boys and Delbert McClinton, gigs at Sons of Hermann, Poor David's Pub & The White Rock Marathon.

Ricky Turner has been drumming in the Dallas-Fort Worth arena since 1967. This East Dallas native played all the “happening” clubs in Dallas of that era. Ricky also drummed for Bedrock, the first band formed by Bill Claxton & Paul Welch. Ricky has played with many local Dallas musicians, including The James Ferris Group, Kenny & the Kasuals & Voodoo Lounge (Stones cover band). Ricky is dedicated to archiving the history of all genres of music. An avid collector of vinyl he currently has over 10,000 lp’s, 45’s & 78’s in his eclectic collection.

General Info

Band Members
Paul Welch - Electric Guitar, Ricky Turner - Drums, Crutch Williams - Bass, Bill Claxton - Vocals
Artist Name
Claxton Welch Band
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Active Since
Rock / Americana / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Royse City, TX
Bill Claxton/Pat Turner