Guitarist Clay Ross not only celebrates the coming of his latest album “Matuto” but he also takes the blending musical genres into a place many of us might not traveled before. Perhaps, it’s time to explore a unique and distinctive new voice in music! Be sure and check out the video and be blown away!~ The Urban Flux
Celebrates the Release of His New Album Matuto With Two Evenings of Brazilian Carnaval Meets Appalachia in NYC at NUBLU on October 15th and at RODEO BAR on October 20th.
“Clay Ross thinks like a poet, writes like a novelist, and plays the guitar like a master.” – Jambase
Matuto (ma-two-toe) is Brazilian slang for country bumpkin. Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. A sound where exotic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, Telecaster twangs, and folksy fiddle tunes. Now, imagine these sounds in the hands of some of NYC’s finest young improvisers as they light up club and festival stages world wide.
On his Ropeadope debut, Matuto, Clay Ross offers us a peek into his diverse and dynamic musical world. Composer, singer-songwriter, and producer, this South Carolina native has become an in-demand guitarist on the NYC jazz, world, and roots music scenes. In the last four years, Ross has submerged himself in Brazilian music as a member of Cyro Baptista’s world-renowned percussion ensemble “Beat the Donkey.” He has completed four international tours as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador and currently performs at bluegrass festivals across North America with rising folk star April Verch. Continue reading