THE CLAY HESS BAND, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $25

Grammy Award winning artist Class Hess and his band’s latest album, Another Story, features “Tougher Than Nails” (2019), written by Ron Block (Grammy Award winning band Alison Krauss and Union Station), recorded by The Clay Hess Band, topped the Bluegrass/Gospel Today Chart at #1, and has continued at the top of the charts for several weeks.

Clay Hess is from Athens, Ohio and is the leader of The Clay Hess Band.

Clay’s first introduction to many was as the lead guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, winning a Grammy Award during his tenure there. After departing Skaggs, Hess toured and recorded with several of the top bands in the genre. With the help of long time friend and musical comrade Randy Kohrs, Clay recorded his critically acclaimed solo CD “Rain” with the title track going to #1 on the Bluegrass Today chart. The success of the project directly led to the formation of The Clay Hess Band in 2012.

“Growing up in a musical family, it wasn’t hard to find an instrument laying around to plunk on”. Pair that with having a desire to learn, a passion for music, and a wealth of people to learn from and you get a musician. “Having a family of talented players and singers is an advantage if you can keep your ears open and your mouth shut. I should have done more of both.” Today with The Clay Hess Band you can hear the result of all the jam sessions, bar gigs, bluegrass festivals, and hours learning from relatives/musicians/recordings. Known for his syncopated sense of timing, Hess always tries to keep you guessing what is coming next .

The Clay Hess Band goes back into the studio this fall to record their sophomore effort. Join the mailing list to receive updates on release or upcoming events at

Check out “The Clay Hess Band – “Cold and Lonely” Music Video” from Pinecastle Records on Vimeo.

The Clay Hess Band – “Cold and Lonely” Music Video from Pinecastle Records on Vimeo.

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