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Congrats James!

We just wanted to take a moment to congratulate James Otto on his winning the award for co-writing the Song of the Year, “In Color” at the CMA’s this week! If you want to check out James new music, or see where his current shows are check out his myspace!

James Otto’s New Picks

We just got finished with an order for James Otto. He went with a completely different design since he has a new single and album coming out. The new design looks great! james_ottoI just went over to his myspace to check out his new single, “Since you brought it up”. Like his other songs this one is great, and the lyrics rock! I especially liked the chorus, it’s pretty catchy. Jame’s personally uses our Acetal, Rounded Triangle, 1mm picks. If you haven’t had a chance to here his new single yet it is definently worth checking out (available on his myspace, linked above)! Also, his myspace has a list of all his upcoming shows if your interested in checking him out live.

James Otto Concert

2james_ottostageIn a prior blog posting we mentioned that we recently have started endorsing James Otto. James and his management team were nice enough to let Patty McGrade (Sales Dept. at Clayton, Inc.) and her daughter Kathy go backstage for a Meet & Greet with James at his concert in Schaumburg, Illinois last night (April 16th). James and his team were so accommodating to them and we all really appreciate their kindness. You can see James’ Clayton picks in the picture at left in his mic stand. James uses the Clayton Acetal 1.00mm. His picks are custom imprinted and have the endorsed eagle on the back. If you didn’t james_ottoread our prior post about James, please follow the links below to listen to him and find out more information about this amazing country performer.

James Otto Official Website

James Otto’s Myspace

Click to Listen to James

James Otto

james1We’d like to welcome James Otto as our new featured artist! James cannot be really categorized with a single word. His music has a mix of country and rock and roll that almost anyone can appreciate. Upon reviewing his press kit I took an immediate liking to all of his music, though his song, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” was already one of my favorite songs. James uses our Acetal Polymer material in the rounded triangle shape.

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“I’m A big guy, I MUST have a big Pick! I’m 6 foot 5 Inches tall and built more like a linebacker than a Singer or guitar player. The Clayton Rounded Triangle Pick is the perfect fit for my hands and my style of playing. Whether I am in the studio or on tour, you’ll always find me using Clayton Picks to help make my music.” -James Otto

You can check James out on the following links:

James Otto Official Website

James Otto’s Myspace

Click to Listen to James