The Black Market Trust

Photo promoting The Black Market Trust at The Clayton Center on Oct 16The Black Market Trust is a traditional pop/vocal jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. These five world-class musicians have recorded and performed on the world’s biggest stages with music’s most renowned artists. The band capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performances filled with some of the best songs ever written.

The live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor, some intricate vocal harmonies and a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy. Audiences are transported as The Black Market Trust meld two distinctly different vibes – one, a gypsy campfire; the other, a slick metropolitan nightclub – into a cohesive, stylish sound.

With their latest album, II, The Black Market Trust has created an organic new sound that is daring, fresh and exciting, yet somehow still familiar and inviting. Combining old world romance with new world form, The Black Market Trust brings you a simple, elegant and well-defined classic sound.

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  • All seating is reserved.
    Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

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Paul Thorn

Photo promoting Paul Thorn concert at The Clayton Center NC April 28Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career. He pleases crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American – yet also speaks universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar.

Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi,  Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes. He worked for years in a furniture factory and battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television. He has signed with and been dropped by a major label, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Huey Lewis and John Prine, among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time. He’s also appeared on major television shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, been the subject of numerous National Public Radio (NPR) features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts.

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  • All seating is reserved. Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance

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Susan Werner

photo promoting Susan Werner at The Clayton Center on March 26, 2020Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm.

Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of her talent. This versatility has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical personae.

Known for her engaging and energetic live show,  Werner continues her reign as one of the most bold and creative forces on the acoustic music scene today. Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected,” Werner’s album projects cover the genres of folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues and Americana.

Know Before You Go

  • All seating is reserved. Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

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The Celtic Tenors

promotional photo for The Celtic Tenors at The Clayton Center NC concert Feb 2021A local audience favorite – The Celtic Tenors – return to The Clayton Center stage on February 26!

This popular crossover trio has a truly global audience. Whether playing neighborhood cathedrals or major concert halls, The Celtic Tenors, who include James Nelson, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson, perform with tremendous talent and good humor. Their mix of classical, opera, traditional Celtic, folk, and popular contemporary music seamlessly blends together in unforgettable performances.

Know Before You Go

  • All seating is reserved. Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

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Robert Earl Keen’s Christmas Show

Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. With 19 records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt, and no end in sight to the road ahead, Keen remains as committed and inspired by his music as ever.

From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Keen has been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his third studio album, West Textures, was released. But once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both “The Road Goes on Forever” and “Whenever Kindness Fails” on his 1993 album Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keen’s credentials as a songwriter’s songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. A dozen years later, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Know Before You Go

  • All seating is reserved. Tickets to this performance will be sold to capacity as reserved seating with no spacing between seats.
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

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