With a voice loaded with smoky soulfulness, it’s easy to see why Cass Clayton Band is landing on some of the best stages and festivals across the country. CCB has become known for its tight chemistry and high-energy stage presence. Clayton is a songwriter’s songwriter, lyrically and musically, and she takes care to speak her heart and mind and share her journey with the listener. Her new album, PLAY NICE, pulls together disparate influences but ties it all up in a framework that would seem as at home in Muscle Shoals or on Beale Street as it would on Michigan Avenue or Sunset Boulevard – and that’s no accident. Known for their non-denominational approach to music and genre, CCB blends rock, R&B, funk, blues and soul into their own contemporary sound.
Cass and co-writer/producer, Taylor Scott, have won six songwriting awards through Colorado Music Business Organization and have garnered top reviews from magazines nationally and internationally. PLAY NICE is ranked #1 in the national R&B Chart in January, 2020. Cass’s previous self-titled record from last year won Album of the Year 2018 in the Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards. In addition, Cass has been voted as one of the top 3 slide guitar players in Colorado and top 2 vocalists (CO Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards). In February, 2019, she was featured on the cover of RECORDING Magazine with a 4-page feature article. Known for a uniquely soulful and velvety vocal style, Cass effortlessly moves from gentle and contemplative to a belting range that will knock you flat.
The Band includes some of Colorado’s favorite seasoned musicians: Loren Phillips (bass, bkg vocals), Dann Burke (lead guitar, bkg vocals), Steve Saviano (drums), and John Stilwagen (keys, bkg vocals). Internationally touring musician, Taylor Scott, is a regular guest musician producer, and co-writer for the band.