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Salient

Salient has risen to the forefront of independent music with its dynamic live show, melodic rock sound, and lyrics that depict the universal search for hope and redemption in a broken world. Salient originally formed in the fall of 2002 and gained momentum quickly. A full-length album was independently produced and released in June of 2004, and an EP showcasing the growth of the band’s sound followed in January 2006. The EP resulted in the first acclaimed Salient song “Immortalize Me” thanks to the impact of online promotion and distribution through sites like Garageband.com and iTunes. Vocalist Mark Duckworth and guitarist Bobby Reinsch have traveled the world playing music and bring a confidence to the stage that can only result from the tests of time and experience. The addition of Jeromy Rowe on the drums and Craig Woelber on bass has truly brought their songs to life. Intent on learning from their lessons in the music business, these four have formed a bond that seeks to weather the cyclical nature of industry approval and come out stronger together on the other side. From the beginning the response has been overwhelming. Fans from across the world have taken notice of Salient and a broad cross-section of society has found a band that they can truly relate to. “I believe that people are tired of having musical superficiality shoved at them by executives in suits,” remarks Duckworth. “Our goal is to share our lives through our music. It’s time to get real.”

http://www.salientband.com

(Endorsed with Clayton Since 2010)

Gino DiGeso of Stoned Fire

Stoned Fire is a New York City Classic Rock Band featuring Singer Petar Krsikapa, Guitarists Gino DiGeso & Sean Battista, Bass player, David Alva and Keyboard player Georgios Pesios. Stoned Fire is upcoming rock band that is making a statement in the rock scene. “Once you hear us, you will feel dirty!” See what the NYC venues are saying about us .

“Stoned Fire is the type of band i love to see reppin in this music scene of ours. A Straightup kickass Hard Rock outfit with good tunes and unlimited potential. A perfect example of the kind of band talent the nyc rock underground has to offer to the masses” – Kevin of Ace of Clubs NYC

“Great turnout…very exciting band to watch live a must see! Walter of Trash Bar Brooklyn

“Watching this band play live is like being back in 1966, great band!” Don of Don Hills NYC”

“Stoned Fire are an impressive harmonic hard rock band with a vintage sound that was a refreshing surprise and they also drew a nice crowd.” DJ SuperMorgan, F*Bomb. Delancey

Stoned Fire gives the flash and energy of a time when rock and roll was raw and real in a time where other acts get lost in the ambient noise of most venues. boom! Dan of Turnstyle Music Group (Public Assembly, Uncle Mikes, National Underground)

“Stoned Fire is a standout among young New York City rock bands. Great musicians and creative songwriting make Stoned Fire a fresh new twist on a classic style. Keep an eye and an ear out for them… CT Tamura – Gotham Rocks NYC (Crash Mansion, Gramercy Theater, Bower Ballroom, Highline Ballroom).

http://www.stonedfire.com

Endorsed with Clayton since 2010

Gino Meregillano

Gino Meregillano is the U.S. guitarist for the Guana Batz.  Now based in the United States, the Guana Batz were one of the founding fathers of English Psychobilly in the mid eighties.  When Gino’s not on the road with the Batz, he can be found playing Surf Guitar around southern California with the group Mo’ Wasabi as well as fronting  his own three piece Rockabilly/Vintage Rock and Roll band, Gino and the Lone Gunmen.  The Lone Gunmen’s self produced debut CD (featuring Gino on guitar and lead vocals) was released in early 2010.  Gino has professional endorsements with Gretsch Guitars and Coffin Case Accessories.

www.myspace.com/gino1771
www.myspace.com/guanabatz

Endorsed with Clayton since 2010

Chris Brotherton

Chris has a celebrated ‘duality’, known throughout the midwest as a singer/songwriter and performer with his own band the Western Plainsmen, but also known coast to coast as the drummer for the critically acclaimed Alt. Country act the John D Hale Band.

Chris was nicknamed the Modern Day Renaissance Man referring to his ability to do multiple jobs and do them well. His showmanship on stage is equally impressive whether he is behind the mic, the drums, guitar, or bass. In addition to performing, Chris is an accomplished songwriter, not only having penned his new solo project MDRM, but also has multiple writing credits on the acclaimed 2008 release ‘LOST’ by the John D Hale Band. He’s worked as a producer, a studio engineer, and was the original FOH sound engineer for the reknown Snorty Horse Saloon

Chris began his music career in radio, spending over ten years in behind the mic. Since Chris began pursuing his own music full time, he has performed and worked side by side with, and opening shows for some today’s best and brightest stars in Country music as well as many legends of the business, including… Billy Joe Shaver, Billy Currington, Bruce Robison, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Confederate Railroad, David Allan Coe, Eric Church, Fred Eaglesmith, Jamey Johnson, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Josh Turner, Junior Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters, Lucero, Randy Rogers Band, Reckless Kelly, Shooter Jennings and countless others.

http://www.chrisbrotherton.com

(Endorsed with Clayton since 2010)

Needmore

NEEDMORE, hands down, is one of the hardest working musical groups today. Originating from Los Angeles, California in 2007, they have been writing, recording, and touring non-stop ever since.

Recently named the Number 1 Rock Band by MTV’s OurStage, NEEDMORE is one of the biggest buzz bands around. The New Music Seminar have actually teamed up with AOL Music, MTV, and OurStage to name the band one of it’s Top 5 “Artists On The Verge” of 2010. With their new single ‘Lost My Way’ quickly gaining traction, the spotlight is on them!

The band yields an exponentially growing fan-base, which was first noted when they sold out the Key Club in Hollywood for a major record label showcase. It has since grown into a national following, which is evident, given the fact that NEEDMORE has garnered over 8.5 MILLION spins on the social networking platform MySpace Music; accruing thousands of spins per day. Working very closely with TV & Film has also allowed NEEDMORE to acquire placements of their songs in major motion pictures (20th Century Fox, Lakeshore Entertainment), nationally televised commercials, and on soundtracks, along side of many accomplished and successful names in the music industry.

The new NEEDMORE single ‘Lost My Way’ caught the ear of Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, DMB, Lifehouse, Train, Paramore, etc.). It was recorded at a private studio in Washington D.C. with Tony Alany, mixed at Milestone Studios on the Atlantic coast of Delaware (with Jeff), then mastered at Sterling Sound in New York with Dave McNair (Flyleaf, OAR, Sara Barielles).

NEEDMORE’s previous self-titled album was released by DMG through Universal Music Group. It was recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy winning producer/engineer Wyn Davis (Guns N Roses, Sublime, No Doubt, MuteMath), Grammy nominated Producer Tom Keane (Kanye West, Chicago), and Grammy nominated engineer Joe Gastwirt (Pearl Jam, 311, Jimi Hendrix, S.R.V.). It features songs such as ‘Late Night Drive,’ ‘All I Need,’ and ‘Go,’ which has been placed in television commercials, films, and on soundtracks.

NEEDMORE is not just a great recording artist though, they pride themselves on their LIVE performance. The members of NEEDMORE have played in many venues across the world (from the world-famous ‘Hollywood Bowl,’ to New Years Celebrations in Mumbai, India, to national college tours across the country).

They currently support major label acts on national tours, as well as headline their own. Recently, NEEDMORE headlined two successful back-to-back national college tours! Their live show is a MUST SEE.

Their relentless touring schedule is in part due to the fact that they have been invited back to 100% of the venues they’ve played.

“It is fantastic to walk off stage, and have either the venue owner, promoter, or concert chair say “that performance was incredible! When can we have you back?” It it just so humbling as a band, and shows us how much we’ve impacted everyone that night,” says NEEDMORE’s frontman, Garrett McArthur

Their schedule is also in part due to the fact that NEEDMORE was the number 1 booked act (that didn’t showcase) at the N.A.C.A. National Entertainment Convention, and has been invited to perform at N.A.C.A. Regional Entertainment Conventions as well. It is now just a matter of time before NEEDMORE is a household name.

http://www.needmore.net

(Endorsed with Clayton since 2010).

Pick of the Week – Stephanie & THREE

We have a really cool picks and a really cool band this week! This lovely pick is by the band Stephanie & THREE, which is local to Clayton, Inc. here in Southern Oregon. I love the shades of pink on the pick, and the design is just way to cool! Stephanie & THREE is an aggressive Rock ‘n’ Power-Pop Trio, that plays in clubs and venues throughout the Northwest.  We always love seeing local bands being successful. I posted a video below so that you can really see how awesome this band is!  Make sure to check out their website to find out where you can catch their next performance. www.threemusic.net

Pick of the Week – Patrick Vega

We have another endorsed artist this week! This time it is for Patrick Vega! Patrick’s pick featured this week is printed on our Acetal material with a lovely colorful design.  Patrick has ordered tons of different designs in the past from us, so he is quite the guitar pick designer. Our custom imprint department talks to Patrick quite often and they all really love him.  Patrick showed the love back by doing a video all about Clayton picks! Which is totally awesome! Check it out below.

A little background on Patraick is that he is a player that is capable of great technique. In general though, he follows the unexpected, adventurous route rather than the (expected) technical/theory route. Alternate tunings, tasty leads and heavy but ambitious rhythm guitar parts that are accessible yet eclectic.

Patricks’s playing and songwriting displays a blend of vintage grace & modern rock/metal attitude. The music is influenced by acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Joe Satriani, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine, KoRn, Puddle Of Mudd, Seether, Tool, Classic Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, PJ Harvey, Tricky, Ozzy Osbourne, Vega’s former guitar teacher Brett Garsed and various movie soundtracks.

All I can say is Way Cool! Check out his website at: http://www.patrickvega.com

Pick of the Week – Young & Desperate

This week we have a Rounded Triangle Yellow Delrin pick for the band Young & Desperate.  They are a female fronted Dutch band. They recently won a big national Dutch band contest Make More Music. This band is known for their amazing live performances. Their first national single is recorded with Michel van Schie (Anouk, Van Velzen, Evers Slaat Door, and many, many more). Their MySpace (http://myspace.com/youngdesperate) provide a great way to keep in touch with the band. Also make sure to check out their website for additional information on the band. www.young-desperate.nl. They have a really neat video, check it out below!

Pick of the Week – Rock Sugar

This week we have a pick from the band Rock Sugar! You have to check out their website at: http://www.rocksugarband.com/. They have an amazing intro on their website. Here is a little description about their live show:

“THE ROCK SUGAR LIVE SHOW IS UNLIKE ANY YOU’VE EVER SEEN. ROCK SUGAR SLAMS 34 OF THE BIGGEST CROWD PLEASING SONGS IN HISTORY AS THEY’VE NEVER BEEN HEARD BEFORE, INTO ONE TIGHT 13 SONG SET. SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!– “
This lovely pearl celluloid pick is printed with a purple and blank blended logo. It was made for the band guitarist and vocalist Chuck Duran. Also, make sure to check out their facebook page, where they have over 22,000 likes! Wow!

Pick of the Week – Bret Michaels

So pretty much everyone knows who Bret Michaels is.  If for some reason you don’t, he is the guy who is practically everwhere you look! He started his career as the lead singer of the metal band Poisen. He also starred in the hit shows, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels , its sequels, and was the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3.  He is also known for his signature bandanna.  Bret is an endorsed artist here at Clayton.  We have done a couple different picks for him, which are shown below.  Also below is a picture of him on stage using our picks. Currently Bret has a new show on VH1 called Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It., which is on Monday nights at 10/9 central, and repeats countless times a day on VH1. If you have not seen it yet please click this link to see a full episode of his amazing new reality show: http://www.vh1.com/shows/bret_michaels_life_as_i_know_it/series.jhtml Bret is also currently touring right now on his ROSES & THORNS TOUR. To check out if he is coming to a venue near you please check out his tour date schedule: http://www.bretmichaels.com/2010/schedule_files/schedule.htm

Jackson Deerfield

We recently endorsed Jackson Deerfield from Nashville, TN! Jackson is a solo country rock artist, and has been the opening act for Box Car Willie, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and state fairs with Alabama! Jackson is an accomplished writer and performer who performs his own compositions as well as covers of other country rock artists. In 2009 Jackson begun getting extensive radio air play in places such as New York State. You can check his music out by going to his website http://www.jacksondeerfieldband.com/

Pick of the Week – Deadbeat Darling

This is a great logo on a great pick! This simple, yet creative logo looks so nice on our Acetal guitar pick. Below is a description all about Deadbeat Darling. “Equal parts mischief and bliss, eloquence and irreverence, Deadbeat Darling is a New York City-based rock band whose music shimmers with hints of dub and electronica, and has thus far inspired a rabid and eclectic  fanbase solely upon word of mouth. They released their debut full length album “Weight of Wandering”during the Summer of 2009, followed by a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and a run of album release shows throughout Texas and the Midwest…” To find out more about this band visit their website.  Also make sure to check out their creative video below.

Pick of the Week – Hourcast

This week we have a nice Acetal Rounded Triangle.  We love how the band Hourcast designed this pick. It looks just like their website! It has nice deep dark colors of black and red with a blue undertone. Hourcast is a rock band out of Boston.  They just released their new album Dystopia, and are currently on tour throughout the nation. To find out if they will be in a city near you visit their tour itenerary.

Shaken

Tommy, Matthew and Shane of Shaken are newly endorsed by us! They have been using our yellow and green delrin guitar picks for years now, and have also used Acetal .80mm. Shaken is a rock/metal christian band from Mississippi.  Here is Shaken’s bio from their Facebook, which we suggest you go to their Facebook or Myspace to check them out!

“In an industry where fads seemingly come and go as quickly as night and day, It is difficult to find a group of musicians whom have been able to endure the rigors of touring, and the everyday life of being in a serious band beyond a couple years. Shaken is one of the few exceptions to this trend. Having been playing music together for nearly 7 years, these guys have seen countless fads, scenes, and bands rise and fall with the tides of an ever-changing industry, only to press on, and continue to pursue the passion that God blessed them with. Driven by God’s grace and a passion to minister to people by showing them the everlasting love of Jesus Christ, Shaken strives to create music that others can enjoy, while constantly progressing, and adding their unique flavor to whatever they write. With nearly 400 shows, 3 full length albums, 2 EPs, and countless demos behind them, and a brand new 5 song EP produced by Travis Wyrick (POD, Pillar, Disciple, Toby Mac, Spoken, 10 Years Etc) coming soon, it is a safe bet that Shaken will not only continue to solidify their status as a mainstay in the music community, but also push to make their mark on anyone who is willing to listen to their music and message.”

Scarred by Beauty

Daniel and Asser of Scarred by Beauty just recently became endorsed by us! Scarred by Beauty is a metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark. They have a playful attitude towards writing that allows them to find a truly special way of doing what they do best! Through the last three years they have gone from being just another name in Copenhagen’s underground into the strong live act they are today, as well as Danish Metal Awards winners. The band was formed by Dennis Leszkowicz and Jonathan Albrechtsen in 2006.

Love Metal? Check out their Myspace for more of Scarred by Beauty!

Pick of the Week – Sixteen Cities

This week we have an awesome White Delrin Guitar pick, with full color imprinting.  The bright colors of this graphic, look really sharp on this pick. Sixteen Cities is a really amazing pop-rock band from Portland, OR.  Not too far away from us here in Talent, OR.  This band, just recently had their album “Pray You Through” featured on a recent episode of the popular WB show “One Tree Hill”.  They are currently on tour with the band Remedy Drive, and will be touring all over the South and Midwest.  If you are in any of those areas, make sure to check out their tour schedule.  For more information on this band visit their website at: www.sixteencities.com or check them out on their Facebook page.

Eli Amey of The Wranglers

We just recently endorsed Eli Amey of The Wranglers! The Wranglers are one of Northwest Arkansas’ hottest country, party bands. In addition to performing in many live venues in the region and out west, The Wranglers have been regulars for the Walmart Shareholders Convention and Bikes, Blues, and BBQ both of which are held in Fayetteville, AR. They have also worked numerous weddings, private and corporate parties, and fraternity parties. The Wranglers are dedicated to the dancers. From two step to waltz and line dance to free style The Wranglers work hard to provide for every kind of dancer. While staying true to the traditional honky tonk country that we all know and love, The Wranglers will include varieties of Top 40 Country, Red Dirt, Southern Rock, and Blues. They want everyone to leave happy and know that they have witnessed top quality, professional entertainment. (Biography from The Wranglers website). Click here to visit their website!

9giants

We wanted to share with you that we have just recently endorsed Eric Hulstedt and David Plagman of the band 9 Giants. David has been using our picks for 15 years now! We also wanted to share the band’s bio:

Formed in the summer of 2009 by accomplished songwriters Eric Hulstedt (Vocals/Guitar), Mark Matson (Electronics) and David Plagman (Guitar), 9giants started as a project to complete some of the musical ideas Eric and Mark had created from previous writing sessions. Greg Naylor (Drums) joined on soon after to boost the energy of the live shows.

Drawing from a wide range of influences and production, the 9giants sound is a high-energy mixture of electronics, loops, beats, samples, and guitars.

“Enano”, their debut EP, features their first single “Monster Mouth” which has already gained industry attention. 9giants will release their “Zwerg” and “Purduris” EP’s late 2010/early 2011.

All 3 EP’s were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Matson and 9giants at their world-class studio facility. Mark Matson has engineered and produced music for Sheryl Crow, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack, Kristine W, Jersey Boys, Activision, and Wayne Newton.

“Our goal is to release a 4 song EP every 4 months.” Says Plagman “We are always writing and recording new material.”

9giants also films and produces their music videos.

“All of us are really into sci-fi, music, film, TV and technology. We love to create in all mediums. We are fortunate to have the ability to explore all avenues of creativity, whether it is writing music or filming music videos.” says Hulstedt “We have surrounded ourselves with highly-creative people who we care about and are having a great time doing what we love.”

I loved their song “Monster Mouth”, and so did a lot of our staff in the custom department we all had it stuck in our heads after listening to it :). They also have a really awesome Dexter based music video for it (just a warning there is some blood in the video) on their website. Check 9giants out at the following links:

9giants Website

Myspace

Facebook

Brent Ashley

We just recently endorsed Brent Ashley. Brent has in the music scene for over 12 years now. He played bass for the second  half of Tim Skold’s side project Skold. They recorded half an album and did a few shows but that came to a halt when Tim joined Marilyn Manson as their new bass player. Brent also played in the band Leisure which was signed to Dreamworks, they toured for about 6 months in support of bands like CKY, The All American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, and The Revolution Smile. For the last 6 years Brent has been playing Bass in the band The Dreaming. The Dreaming is signed to FOF/EMI records and their second album Drowning in Silence will be released this winter. Their first album Etched in Blood was self-released in 2009 and sold close to 20,000 copies in Best Buy and Hot Topic. Their music rocks! I especially loved their song “Dead to me” and “It’s no good”. Check The Dreaming out at their myspace. Brent uses our Acetal Rounded Triangle picks in 1.26mm gauge. We are very thrilled to have Brent on our endorsed artist program!

Mathias Anderle

Mathis Anderle just recently became endorsed by us. He has been using our guitar picks as long as he can remember. Mathias uses our Acetal 1.52mm and Stone 2.00mm picks. His custom picks which are featured here are printed on our Acetal 1.52mm material. We really love the colorful design he chose! Mathias is one busy guy! He is a singer, songwriter, actor and model. Mathias was born in Puyallup, WA (as a side note he wrote this on his myspace which some of us found hilarious “sorry girls, that’s nowhere near Forks, home to another famous, but immortal teen…”). His first single “Shine On” is featured on KIDZ BOP 17. Mathias also landed the role of Colin—the male lead in the upcoming TeenNick movie, “School Gyrls”—co-starring Justin Bieber, Kristinia DeBarge and Soulja Boy.

You can Read more about Mathias on his myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/mathiasanderlemusic#ixzz0zjwYBU6q

Charly Rey

We just endorsed Charly Rey who is a self titled rock band out of Mexico. Charly was  born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and graduated as an Attorney at Law from the University of Beuenos Aires in 1996. He started playing guitar at the age of 11. He studied classic, acoustic, electric guitar, harmony and composition with Enrique Berro and Damián Figueroa for 10 years. Charly also taught guitar from 1990-1995 and continued giving private lessons from 1995-1997. He released his first album “Respira” in October 2009. Charly will be starting a world tour with the mexican pop band OV7. Check out Charly’s music by going to his myspace. Charly has been using our picks for 3 years now and we are happy to have Charly now endorse our products.

Mickaël of Minushuman

We are happy to announce Mickaël of MINUSHUMAN is now one of our new endorsees.

Mickaël plays bass for the french metal/thrash/rock band MINUSHUMAN. The band was founded by Thomas Billerey in 2007. I especially liked their video Liquid which you can watch on their Myspace, it is AWESOME! You can also check out their music on their myspace page. Here is what Mickaël had to say about our products: “I’m delighted to become a member of the big and wonderful Clayton family. Joining the ranks of bass players like Danny Miranda (Blue Öyster Cult, Queen, Meat Loaf) or Robert Kearns (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is an honor. Just like them,Steve Clayton Inc.picks and accessories are invaluable classics, strong and reliable.”

Read more:http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=190551110&blogId=538734809#ixzz0yK8xq4aU

New Endorsed Artists

We have just endorsed Trepid, Hero’s for Hire, and Night By Night. Trepid is a rock band that is bases in Louisiana. Brian and David have been using our guitar picks for 5 years. Trepid has shared the stage with The Event Horizon, Rockhouse, South of Heaven, Dorian’s Fall and national act Motley Crude (Uncrowned). Visit their site to listen to their music by clicking here.

Hero’s for Hire is a pop/punk/alternative band located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. These guys really have a great sense of humor and you can see that by reading their bio on their myspace (totally hilarious)! They have been using our white delrin standard picks for about 2 years now.

Night by Night is a classic rock band hailing from London, UK…I really like that they are a more modern type of classic rock (didn’t know that was possible :)). They are a band all ages can enjoy, I really loved their song “Can’t walk away” check it out at their myspace.

Pick of the Week – Hot Neon Magic

This is a bright one! Neon Yellow and Pink are the colors on this guitar pick! Wow is it bright! Check out their website at: http://www.hotneonmagic.com/

I love the way the band dresses, and I even love their band bio “Relive the skinny ties, spandex and synthesizers with Vermont’s premier 1980s cover band. Rock out to hours of totally awesome tunes from when MTV was king” It is so great to see such a neat 80’s cover band.  We also love how their guitar pick really gets the message across about who their band is! Also check them out on facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/hotneonmagic

Pick of the Week – Bleu

This week we have another pick on our Acetal material! This one is by a artist named Bleu. His is an accomplished musician and his song “Somebody Else” is featured on the “Spider-Man” (the first one)  movie sound track. That is quite impressive! To find out more about him visit his social networking sites:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bleu/46728493292?v=info
http://www.myspace.com/loudlion

The picks were actually ordered as a birthday gift for him. His crew came up with a very unique way in which to present them to him.  We thought it was such a great idea! Those Clayton picks sure look yummy! 🙂

Dust

We are very excited to announce that we have recently endorsed Big E and Dave Dunn from the band Dust located in Iceland! The band was formed by Dave in 2000, and has released 2 albums. Dust has also toured America twice now, hopefully they come again so that we can catch a show! I really loved their song T-Bird Romance from their latest album Radio Killer.  They play rock, and the play it well :). Dust has been using our picks for a couple of years now, they currently use Acetal. Dust plans on releasing a new album Christmas 2010. Check them out out their website and myspace.

Pick of the Week – G. Kishore Carey

This week we have a beautiful Nature Guitar Pick on our Acetal material by the artist G. Kishore Carey.  He is a worship artist, and has a recent album out titled “Contagious.” If you visit his website you can learn more about him and even purchase his music from itunes.   Below is his bio”

“Kishore is able to engage and encourage congregations of all sizes to give their hearts and spirt to God in worship. From juvenile detention centers to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and in many church sanctuaries in the Greater Washington D.C. area and beyond, Kishore has been blessed to minister in all types of venues. Starting in high school and working continually at craft and art, Kishore is writing songs with an honesty and raw-ness that betrays his Christian cultural upbringing and exposes a heart that seeks to honor God in word and deed.”
It is great to hear how someone uses music to inspire and help others!

Muck and The Mires

Band from Boston, Massachusetts signs with Clayton.  Once Evan Shore, from the band discovered we do custom guitar picks he switched the whole band to Clayton custom picks.  On 2004, the group released its first proper album, Beginner’s Muck, on their AMP label.  This band was featured on MTV as they were the co-winners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage Battle of the Bands.  Kim Fowler produced the band and they have had huge success since the start.  We are so happy to endorse such a great rock band.  Bring your rock to Steve Clayton’s custom picks like Muck and The Mires have!  Just click on start now and get your custom picks today!  For more information and shows for the band click on Muck and The Mires.

GrimWolf

We are very excited about our new endorsee’s from the band GrimWolf.  Brent, Ehren, and Justin all use our products and now have an endorsement with us. GrimWolf is an “American Werewolf Metal” band and I have to agree, that pretty much describes them perfectly. Their band totally embraces the “werewolf” feel, just take a look at their website and myspace. I really liked the song “Immortal Beloved”, had super awesome lyrics and the vocals paired with the music is just simply put killer! And the guitar in the song “Full Moon Draw” whoah! Talk about amazing! Definently visit their myspace or website and check them out,  you will not be disappointed!

Christian D and The Hangovers

We are excited to announce Christian D and the Hangovers have signed with Clayton.  What a display of energy this band shows in their photos.  You’ve got to see them live.  You can find out where they are playing next right here by clicking on this link “Christian D and the Hangovers”  They have been using our white pearl, .8mm rounded triangle shape, custom guitar picks.  We look forward to making more picks for this fun band.  If you’d like to be endorsed please submit your info here endorsements.