No Escape – the aptly named debut album from Bluegrass music’s exciting new band, ClayBank, is releasing today on Mountain Fever Records.
When a group of relatively young musicians gather to pick, it’s often the sound of “new grass” or “jam grass” you’ll hear. But with half the band not yet in their 20’s, it comes as a bit of surprise when ClayBank sings and plays music that is more aligned with that of 70’s and 80’s bluegrass legends such as J.D. Crowe and the New South and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. With a fresh spin on an older sound, ClayBank seems to be surprising a lot of folks these days – especially those longing for traditional music. No Escape is a well-balanced album—straight out of the bluegrass playbook for successful records by those legends previously mentioned—with 12 songs in