• Sixteen Tons from Clay Hess

    Bluegrass super picker and bandleader Clay Hess has a new single to share this week, his cut of the Merle Travis classic, Sixteen Tons. This hard core coal mining song was first recored by Travis in 1946, though it was Tennessee

  • Jacob Metz to Clay Hess Band

    Just two weeks ago we were telling you about Jacob Metz, a young banjo player studying in the bluegrass program at ETSU, and how he had been awarded a scholarship by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association in Kingsport, TN. Now we

  • Ohio Bluegrass Winter Weekend recap

    Kyle Jarvis and IIIrd Generation at Ohio Bluegrass Winter Weekend - photo by Chris Smith The Ohio Bluegrass Winter Weekend was an enormous success. Hosted by Clay Hess, his wife Samantha, and The Clay Hess Band, the show was held March

  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear from Clay Hess

    Pinecastle Records has created static image videos for several of the tracks on their 2018 holiday release, A Very Acoustic Christmas. The album includes contributions from a number of the label's artists, like Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Flashback, Merle Monroe,

  • Just Another Story – Clay Hess Band

    There aren't many people in bluegrass with the level of credibility both on stage and behind the scenes that accrues to Clay Hess. As a guitarist and singer he has been part of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mountain Heart,

  • Blue Yodel #2 from Clay Hess Band

    Earlier this summer, shortly before their current Just Another Story album dropped on Pinecastle Records, The Clay Hess Band visited the Bonfire Recording Studios in South Carolina to shoot a couple of live music videos. The first was released back in

  • Cold and Lonely video from Clay Hess Band

    Pinecastle Records has released a music video for their current single from The Clay Hess Band, Cold and Lonely. The track is available for download purchase now, and will be included on the new band album, Just Another Story, due July