Products used: Clayton custom printed red and black picks
“I’ve come to rely heavily on Steve Clayton picks and products! Not only are they durable and reliable, they’re really flexible and help accentuate every nuance of my playing; a huge plus for me and the band’s music. The custom print on my picks has yet to fail me and is incredibly durable over months of hard playing! .”
At a very early age, J was exposed to and musically influenced by various styles of music. His mother had various rock and Motown records in her collection, however it was the Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen LPs in her diverse record collection that caught J’s attention. J made a decision after listening to Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads to make guitar playing his life’s passion.
J is a Native American guitar player born in Maywood California and raised in Cudahy and Bell California. He spent much of his teen years soaking up Rock and Metal music with his brother. He saved allowance money and purchased a guitar through the Sears catalog and began building his chops through guitar magazine tabs. While attending Bell High School in California, he took 4 years of classical guitar that eventually shaped his technique. He now has over 25 years of playing experience in classical, rock, jazz and country guitar. He played in various rock bands in high school and college. J supported the Sean Roberts Band and guest tracked on Sean Roberts side project Syrius South. He’s also been supporting and participating in various guitar work and collaborations with other guitar players and bands.
In early 2013 J was chosen to be part of the new August Redmoon guitar lineup, which has already begun making waves in the Metal and Rock scene. August Redmoon was one of the first L.A. bands to hit the music scene in the early 80’s during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal explosion. The band has recently been interviewed and had a few brief moments in the documentary “Inside L.A. Metal” by Bob Nalbandian, which had an early premiere in L.A. on June 1st 2014.
J regards his playing as “story telling and expressive” and describes his music with August Redmoon as – “aggressively rhythmic and dynamically intense”. J regards his music writing and style as “sonically encompassing and reflective” of his early and current influences from Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, the late Dimebag Darrell, classical players Eduardo Fernandes and Andres Segovia to current rock icons such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Mark Tremonti, Myles Kennedy and Eric Friedman. .
J Patrick McCosar is rockin’ with August Redmoon, be part of the Redmoon Rising movement!
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