• No Escape – ClayBank

    ClayBank’s 2016 debut album, Playing Hard to Forget, was a strong entry into the bluegrass scene, racking up comparisons to bluegrass heavyweights like the Lonesome River Band. Their new recording, which dropped last Friday from Mountain Fever Records, is a

  • Queen Of Carolina, new single from ClayBank

    2016 was the breakout year for ClayBank. The hot new bluegrass group from North Carolina knocked the socks off the bluegrass world with live appearances and band competition performances. Much of the attention was generated by their young mandolinist Zack Arnold,

  • ClayBank signs with Mountain Fever

    Mountain Fever Records has announced the signing of ClayBank to the label. The young North Carolina band will produce an album for them in 2018. ClayBank has experienced a meteoric rise in the past year and a half, largely based on

  • Playing Hard To Forget – ClayBank

    One thing for sure looking back on this year is that 2016 has been a banner year for ClayBank. The western North Carolina-based band has gone from dominating at band competitions in the early part of the year to their

  • ClayBank celebrates album release

    North Carolina's ClayBank celebrated the release of Playing Hard To Forget, their debut album on Rural Rhythm Records, with a concert at the Harvest House Performing Arts Center in Boone on Tuesday night. The house was packed for the show, and

  • ClayBank to Rural Rhythm

    ClayBank, a new bluegrass group from western North Carolina is on the move again. This hard-driving young band - with one token veteran - has just signed with Rural Rhythm Records in Nashville. They expect to complete their debut project this

  • ClayBank to Andrea Roberts Agency

    Not too many new bands have the kind of first year that North Carolina's ClayBank has enjoyed. Formed in 2015, the group placed 3rd in the 2016 SPBGMA International Band Championship in February, and took first place at the RenoFest

  • Claybank tears it up at RenoFest ’16

    Last weekend at RenoFest 2016 served as a coming out party of sorts for Claybank, a youthful North Carolina bluegrass group we first told you about last spring. The band took first place in the band contest, and its $1500 prize, with members

  • Helen live video from ClayBank

    Western North Carolina's ClayBank has posted another live stage video, this time from a recent performance at the Music Fest 'n Sugar Grove in Sugar Grove, NC this past weekend. It's their version of Helen, a chestnut previously recorded by J.D. Crowe