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J R Clark

. This act consists of national talents Johnny B. Gayden -Alligator Records recording artist and bass player  for “Albert Collins and the Ice Breakers”. Johnny played  on the grammy winning album “Show Down” with Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Clyde Copeland. Johnny B. Gayden also has recorded with Johnny Winter , toured with Larry McCray and shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood to name a few. Drummer Randal Willis has worked with the likes of Artie Blues Boy White, Joe Joe Murray, Tyrone Davis and Mississippi Heat. Rounding out the lineup is Willie Styles on keys. Willie briefly toured with Robert Ward and is one of the premier and most sought out keyboard players in West Michigan.  J R Clark fronts the band on vocals and guitar. Learning slide guitar and showmanship from national touring artist Lil’ Ed Williams of Lil’Ed and the Blues Imperials whom he has toured with from time to time, J R is also a double threat on standard guitar. Melding a host influences such as, Michael Burks, Luther Allison, and Larry McCray, J R put’s out a big sound of House Rockin’ Blues, Soul and Southern Rock of his own!  J R Clark is also a songwriter who has penned multiple songs and has multiple recordings out.

The J R Clark Band have just released a live recording  entitled “The J R Clark Band Live at Kathys Riverside Tavern”. Prior to this release the band released  “Two Zero Twenty”. Both are  available for purchase on multiple platforms such as Apple Music/Itunes, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Youtube Music etc…The official video release for “Two Zero Twenty”  can be found on the bands web page/social media pages and youtube.

The J R Clark Bands latest CD recording”Wishing Well” , consists of 9 original songs and 1 cover was recorded in late 2019 and was released in Feb. of 2020. .   The Official video for “Wishing Well” can be found on the bands web page, youtube and social media pages.

This act, previously known as J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob, has multiple albums out which can be found on most platforms that sell or stream music. The band name change is really just going back to the original band name. The musicians in the band still consist of  artists who have toured Nationally and Internationally.

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September 15, 2023 7:15 pm(GMT-04:00)


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