Local artist of the week James Ethan Clark is breaking down the barriers of traditional americana music with influences of progressive rock, folk, soul and influences from his Grandmother, who was a Gospel recording artist in the ’70s and was a church choir director for 20 years.
Clark’s first, full-length recording Southern Hotel is an intrepid collection of songs about a young man’s coming of age in a bleak, southern landscape. Most recently, Clark and his band (James Ethan Clark & The Renegades) recorded a single called “Covered In Roses” at The Silent Planet in Nashville with J. Brandon Owens engineering and mixing, and Mastering by Joe Hutchinson of Garage Masters.
Alongside his band (Sam Wilson – Lead Guitar & Pedal Steel, Steven Cheek – Bass, Nathan Sexton – Percussion) was a voice that soared along with Clark’s, Erin Rae contributed a featured vocal on the track.
While at the time residing in North Carolina, Clark cut the aforementioned “Southern Hotel” in Nashville at Prime Recording with Joshua Keith engineering and mixing. Mastering by Jonathan Russell of Masterfonics (Nashville). Listen to to “Covered In Roses” below and all week long on Lightning 100.