The Ourtunez Backstage Pass is a weekly series where we introduce an artist exclusive to Ourtunez. This week, we chatted with North Carolina’s Blakley Leonard & The Clay Monsters. You can listen to them on the “Indie Radio” station on Ourtunez.com.
A fresh blend of acoustic, folk, country and indie, Blakley Leonard & the Clay Monsters are a new face to the alternative folk scene. Coming from Greensboro, NC these musicians were brought together by award winning singer/songwriter, Blakley Leonard, to form the Clay Monsters. Together, their bio features performances with Grammy award winning artists. “I was extremely lucky to be able to find such an accomplished group of musicians,” Leonard said.
When looking for a name to define his supporting cast, Leonard wanted something that would characterize the group as individuals. “As people we are constantly changing and being molded by everything around us and everything we experience. In this sense we are much like clay.” After the clay dried, Leonard decided they were meant for bigger things. “Adding the full band for festivals or bigger venues has opened us up to many more opportunities.”