• Welcome Faron Clair

    Congratulations to Jeff and Celia Clair, who are celebrating the birth of a son, Faron Russell Clair. Jeff is the guitarist, vocalist and leader of Half Past Lonesome, a bluegrass and Gospel group based in Kentucky. He tells us that Faron made his

  • Busy year for Lonesome Day Records

    We reported in November 2013 about Randall Deaton and Lonesome Day Records taking on a new partner, offering the small independent label the opportunity to record and release on a more aggressive schedule. It will also allow Deaton to expand

  • Kenny O’Quinn to Half Past Lonesome

    Kenny O'Quinn has been announced as the new mandolin player with Jeff Clair & Half Past Lonesome, where he will also assist on harmony vocals. Prior to signing on with Jeff, Kenny had worked with The Tommy Webb Band, Don Rigsby &

  • Jeff Clair to Lonesome Day

    Lonesome Day Records has announced the signing of Jeff Clair to the label, with a new project scheduled for next year. Clair's debut album, They Called Him Jesus, was released in late 2012. It was warmly greeted by fans of traditional

  • They Called Him Jesus – Jeff Clair

    Many of today’s younger generation of bluegrass musicians grew up with the artists of the '80s and '90s as their major influences. Contemporary groups such as the Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, and Alison Krauss and Union Station were

  • They Called Him Jesus – Jeff Clair

    Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Clair is a long-time student of the music of such masters of tradition as Larry Sparks and James King. So no one will be surprised that his new solo project, They Called Him Jesus, is marked by soulful,