Noted Nashville Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Kal Roberts, sums up artist Clay Canfield with the following quotation: “Mix sweat with earth, throw in a little blood and you create your own person.” Clay’s life and music seem to parallel those words.
Clay grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Houston, Texas and was based there for 12 years. Clay signed with an independent label. In 1983 and 1984 he charted four consecutive singles on Billboard. These successes led to touring opportunities opening shows for Vern Gosdin, Eddie Raven, Steve Wariner and B J Thomas as well as touring on his own.
Performing carried Clay on the road back to Nashville. He arrived with polished original songs and a smooth distinctive sound. Many Nashville music industry professionals are predicting great things for Clay as he continues to gain fans with his impressive slide guitar skills and haunting vocal delivery.
Clay’s original songs are attracting attention from artists in the music industry. Chris LeDoux recorded Buffalo Grass on his last CD “Horsepower” and Clay’s song Mexico was used in an award winning independent movie.