"Authentic" is the term most frequently used to describe this acoustic duo, and that's probably because their backgrounds come straight from the heart of country music's birthplace.
Dave traces his roots to the back-woods of rural Mississippi, and a family that was personal friends with country legends such as Jimmie Rodgers and the Louvin Brothers.
Following in his grandfather's footsteps, he paid his dues in touring bands before starting to produce other artists, including the demo that got Jason Byrd signed to George Jones production company.
Clayton spent his early years split between Alabama and Texas, and a Friday night dinner in Mexico wasn't uncommon. That's where his grandmother taught him an appreciation for "Western Swing".
Although he spent years honing his guitar while playing across the southeast, a little known fact about Clayton, is that he got his very first "chicken-pickin" lessons from Willie Nelson's guitarist (Jody Payne)...while of all things...he was cleaning Jody's pool!
Since 2008, these two have been teamed up in an attempt to bring back enthusiasm for traditional country music...and so far have shown a broad appeal to all ages.
Easily able to capture the harmonies and emotions...the over-all feel of the genre...they seem to have a chemistry that just works.
If you've been to one of their shows, it doesn't take you long to see that these True Grits...have authentic country flavor.