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New Album Available Now!

I am proud to present my new album, “If I Live and I Don’t Get Killed” on Tiki Parlour Recordings. I started work on this album in March 2020 and it is finally, finally ready. So…PURCHASE IT HERE!


Clinton Davis has it all. It is hard enough to find a great traditional fingerstyle guitarist but how about one who is also a master of old-time fiddle, boogie piano and downhome banjo. Clinton is a master of all these instruments plus he is a wonderful singer. He is carrying on the traditional music torch of Mike Seeger 

-Stefan Grossman,
legendary performer, documentarian, and disseminator
of traditional American guitar


Clinton’s playing style is simply sublime, channeling the traditions of the clawhammer style, while adding just enough of a twist to make it his own. Meanwhile, his distinctive voice soars, taking you on a vivid journey through the vastness of the United States and beyond. He is a true gem to listen to and we are honored to work with him.

-Deering Banjo Company
America’s largest banjo manufacturer


Video Premiere on The Bluegrass Situation

A beautiful, beautiful music video for “Curly Headed Woman,” off of my new album, will be premiered on The Bluegrass Situation on Thursday, September 23rd. The video was directed by Omar Lopex of Standard Fantastic Pictures, and shot entirely on Super 8 film. We filmed in May, during that brief window of time when colorful wildflowers are in bloom and plentiful around San Diego. I was joined by my friends Erin Bower (who also sings on the recording) and Aaron Brownwood.

Skillet Licorice Album Available Now

San Francisco’s powerhouse string band Skillet Licorice has completed a beautiful new album of old time American obscurities that I am proud to be a part of.  The repertoire is incredible: intricate, ornate waltzes from Texas, Scandinavian melodies from the upper Midwest, and ragtime reels. All with very lush, rich arrangements. I contributed a lot of piano, harmony fiddle, dobro, and probably lots of other stuff I’m forgetting now! Available now via Tiki Parlour Recordings.

Summergrass Festival

Pleased to share I’ll be joining the lineup at Summergrass this August with my stringband. I’ll be joined by guitarist Tim McNalley and multi-instrumentalist wonder Zac Sokolow.

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