Claybrook is a Heavy Mellow band, the project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Stephen Claybrook. Claybrook’s songs serve as a melancholy travel diary for the treacherous inward journey through the swamps of the soul and the reemergence into hopeful engagement with fellow travelers.
The “heavy mellow” description came from a touring artist who compared Claybrook’s live show to a “sad, acoustic Radiohead.”
Claybrook’s EP, On The Inside, broke into the Top 50 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts next to heroes such as Foy Vance, Amos Lee and Ben Howard in 2013.
Claybrook’s latest recording, Mind The Silverware, was released in 2017 and was co-produced by drummer Dale Baker (Sixpence None The Richer, Over The Rhine, Big Star’s Third, Buddy Miller). Mind The Silverware features contributions from several notable North Carolina musicians, including Chris Stamey (The dBs), David Wimbish (of The Collection), Ryan Johnson and Whit Wright (of American Aquarium) and Taylor Leonhardt.