The Yard Theater is thrilled to have dear friend & renowned multi-instrumentalist Clinton Ross Davis join us this month Down at the Yard!
Clinton is an old-time folk musician based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County along the Ohio River. Davis’ vast and varied musical prowess across many genres has earned him continued acclaim nationwide. His album with the G Burns Jug Band was awarded “Best Local Recording” at the San Diego Music Awards. “A joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition.” – No Depression.
He’s taken his music–which spans guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano–all over the country, performing at folk festivals including Wintergrass, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, National Jug Band Jubilee, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Competition, and Santa Barbara Fiddler’s Convention where he’s previously been awarded first prize in both banjo and fiddle.
Davis curates the Southern Pacific Sessions, a concert (pre-Covid) and video series which aims to help cultivate the next generation of audiences for traditional music in San Diego and Southern California. They have hosted some of the nation’s finest performers representing a broad diversity of American traditions: national award-winning banjo and fiddle players, grammy-nominated Cajun musicians, and Southwestern Hispanic musicians that have performed at the Kennedy Center.
During these odd times, you can find him keeping up the music online with virtual lessons on many of the above-mentioned instruments, as well as sharing his music on social media.
…and now you can find him Down at the Yard!