Jake Clayton – What Not to Do

by Rick Moore

jake-clayton_what-not-to-doFrom its gut-grabbing opening guitar line to its final word, Jake Clayton’s new single, “What Not to Do,” is a powerful and honest song in the mold of how they used to make ‘em. Co-written by Clayton, the song is a thank-you to those people who screw up their lives and, by example, show the rest of us “What Not to Do.” His on-the-money tenor is definitely from deep country roots, and his delivery is filled with an energy that the genre hasn’t seen in a while. Fueled even more by his fiddle playing (he’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist), Clayton is in a league of his own when matched against most of the current young country artists.

Some call him “alt-country” in terms of today’s market, but whatever you want to call him, Clayton is on his way to the top with this tune. Ignoring this song would be something I would put on a list of “What Not to Do.”

To hear what one of tomorrow’s country stars sounds like, go to www.jakeclayton.com.



Powered by Facebook Comments

This entry was posted in CD Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.