We want to thank all of you for coming out to the shows and showing us so much love.
The wickedly cold Chicago winter was forgotten as the year started with sunshine and music on the high seas with the band kicking’ it on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.
January came to a close with a new beginning as Otis added Under The Radar music group to his team.
On the Johnny Rawls 2013 release, “Remembering OV”, a tribute album to O.V. Wright, we find Otis lending his voice to “Into Something” (I Can’t Shake Loose), “Nickel and a Nail”, and “Blaze of Glory” which continue to be celebrated at both radio and press.
February brought Otis and Johnny Rawls back to Sonic Ranch Studios where they recorded “Soul Brothers”, for Catfood Records. Check here for news, we expect it to be released this fall.
Oct 2013, Otis was invited by Dave Specter to guest on his new release, “Message in Blue”. Recorded at Riverside Studios at The Delmark House, “Message in Blue” was released in June to rave reviews. Otis’s renditions of “Got To Find A Way”, “This Time I’m Gone For Good”, and “I Found A Love”, have been highlighted by both the press and radio. All three songs have made it to Number One on the charts and continue to chart weekly.
“Clay projects unending passion singing “I Found A Love” -Downbeat Magazine
July found Otis back at Riverside Studios recording a new project with Billy Price and Duke Robillard, we will keep you posted.
Through all of this the band continues to tour and Otis is writing for a new project of his own….Keep checking in, we expect to have a lot to share with you.