The Starlet Room presents

Blues & Bourbon: Paris Clayton & Friends

All Ages
Blues 440861682418962
Wednesday, June 21
Doors: 5:30pm // Show: 6:30pm

$16 General Admission – $14 SBS Members
This Event is All Ages
All sales are final, please review before purchasing. No Refunds.


Clayton & Friends

Singer, Musician, Producer, Paris Clayton was born in 1946 and started playing professionally in 1962.  Since then he’s played over 7000 gigs and made hundreds of recordings. His early childhood was spent in Tyler, Texas and his family eventually moved north up Route 66 to St. Louis and Chicago.

As a child he studied piano and drums, followed by guitar and bass, learning from his Dad’s large record collection of Blues and Jazz.  In 1962 he had a chance meeting with a member of The Vibrations, a working blues band, and his knowledge of Chicago blues got him a place in the band. He worked three or four nights a week all through high school and college. In St. Louis he led his own group, as well as playing bass for “local legends” Albert King, Henry Townsend, and Chuck Berry. In 1968 he signed with manager Irving Azoff and toured for the next 10 years. headlining on the college and concert circuit and opening for bands like The Who and The Eagles.
In 1978, Paris moved to Los Angeles and worked there for the next 20 years as a session singer and musician, honing his skills as a recording engineer by working in various studios.
In the 80s, after playing in the Los Angeles Blues scene for a while, he was asked to put together a band to back up Willie Dixon, John “Juke” Logan, William Clarke, and other artists for a series of fund raising concerts., This led to a friendship with Willie Dixon, who got him involved with the Blues in the Schools program in L.A.

In 1999 Paris moved to Sacramento and immediately got involved with the Sacramento Blues Society, where his solo CD Hip Trash – Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll was released. Over the next 20 years he played with his own band and many local groups, and became a founding member of the Sacramento Blues Revue.

Working as a Producer, Paris has recorded many CDs for local artists and won Sacramento Blues Society’s Best Self-Produced CD for There’s a Party Goin’ On” Paris has worked extensively with the SBS’ local Blues In The Schools projects, giving lectures at high schools in Sacramento and Yolo County, and after school band programs.  He produced the CD Life, which used lyrics written by the students who had been encouraged to write blues songs. The sales were used to raise funds for BITS. Paris’ contributions to the Blues genre have been greatly instrumental in the success of the BITS program.
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