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Singing The Blues, Soul, R&B...

...and contemporary blues/rock. Thank you for dropping by to see what's in the works.

Big News! We've changed our band name from Hogback Blues Band to CC & the Riders! We have felt for awhile that we needed a name that would carry us forward into broader projects. There are more exciting changes ahead.

I've been in the studio a lot lately working on an exciting project with Taylor Scott as producer. I'll keep you updated on our work/new music with some posts from the studio (Far & Away Studios in Boulder, owned by the amazing Geoff Gray).

As always, I want to reiterate my gratitude for the Blues music tradition and community. Only a few of my idols are pictured (BB King and Lucille, Robert Johnson, Koko Taylor, etc), but there are so many musicians who inspire me every day. Even though I sing and play a lot of music that isn't strictly blues, it's in my blood and informs me artistically. I'm so grateful for that!

Please join me at an upcoming show or enjoy the Music Samples on the site. Sign up for the newsletter for upcoming events. Thanks!

What's Coming Up...

ANNOUNCING! Cass Clayton Band is a new project featuring Taylor Scott on lead guitar. They've been working tirelessly in the studio and will be coming out with a new CD soon. The band's first show will be at BarFly in Denver on May 18 with special guest, Bill McKay (formerly with the Derek Trucks Band) adding his brilliance on keys! Please come out and celebrate with us!

Also, Cass now has an online store. Please check it out - there are two new songs and more coming soon!


Sit-N-Bull Saloon,  CC and the Riders,  Sat 08/18 at 3:00 PM

El Chapultepec,  CC and the Riders,  Sat 08/25 at 9:00 PM

The Social,  Cass Clayton Band,  Thu 08/30 at 7:30 PM

DAZZLE,  Cass Clayton Band,  Sat 09/01 at 7:00 PM

Little Red Rocks,  Cass Clayton Band,  Sun 09/02 at 10:00 PM

Bonacquisti Wine Company,  Cass Clayton Band,  Fri 09/07 at 6:30 PM

Lincoln's Roadhouse,  CC and the Riders,  Fri 09/21 at 9:00 PM

The Rusty Bucket,  CC and the Riders,  Fri 10/26 at 7:30 PM

Hotel Elegante,  Cass Clayton Band,  Sat 11/03 at 7:00 PM

Oskar Blues,  Cass Clayton Band,  Sat 11/10 at 7:30 PM

The Rusty Bucket,  CC and the Riders,  Sat 12/15 at 7:30 PM

Playlist of the Month

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Spotify playlist! It will change at the beginning of each month and is a great way to get exposed to new (and old) music. Oh, and if you like a musician please buy their music rather than streaming only!

Got a Suggestion?

I love sharing music with friends. Please share your song suggestions for the playlist of the month below. I would greatly appreciate it, and all genres are welcome! Past and current playlists are available through my Spotify "Follow" button.

Cass Clayton on Spotify

Cass Clayton with 7th Heaven at Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs

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