Clarence James

  • Austin
Grant Season: 
  • 2021
Clarence James


Despite the complexity of his guitar work, Clarence James is a songwriter first and foremost – and his songs are infused with a profound efficiency often lost in today’s world. Ultimately, it is Clarence’s raw attitude and defiant, quasi-existentialist, perspective on life that really makes his songs flow, brood and swagger. It is a tone reminiscent of Lou Reed and Julian Casablancas at their peaks – highlighting the joy in despair – the entertainment in malaise – Clarence’s attitude is inescapable and undeniably uplifting.