• 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 2016Ā 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, andĀ 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 'nĀ Sugar Grove in Sugar Grove, NC this past weekend. It's their version of Helen, a chestnut previously recorded by J.D. Crowe

  • ClayBank launches in NC

    ClayBank is the newest group to emerge from the fertile musicalĀ vistas of northwestern North Carolina, playing straight-ahead contemporary bluegrass. Gary Trivette is on bass, serving as the "old hand" among some talented young grassers. Tyler Thompson is on banjo, Jacob Greer