Macon, GA | mouth organ wizard | B.A. in psychology | Clay Kirkland and Key on a Kite | blues/rock | played ‘Take This Job And Shove It’ with Johnny Paycheck in the Sahara Reno Grand Ballroom | Pranayama
Clay’s teaching style: Using easy to read harmonica tablature and recordings, including his own Play Along CD, Clay enables the student to play for fun and with others in all musical styles, blues, country, folk, Americana, rock and roll, world beat.
Musical performance and training, which began at age 6, has included cello, baritone horn, choir, saxophone, guitar, piano, tabla drums Fifty years professional musician, thirty years teaching harmonica.
Best World Beat Album of 1995, for his “Blues, Rock, Raga, Harmonica” – Westword Best of Denver
Lifetime Achievement – Colorado Blues Society
Distinguished Faculty – Swallow Hill Music
Has appeared in concert with: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Lou Rawls, Robben Ford, Derrick Trucks, Royal Musicians of Nepal, Colorado
Symphony Orchestra, many others