About this project
Music is a tree and musicians are a family.
On this journey, we meet many people who help us shape our own personal musical family tree and every one plays an important role. It could be someone early on who turns you on to music that changes your life, a fellow musician whom you perform with every night or even sometimes, if you’re lucky, one of your musical idols. Once that connection happens, that person is forever considered “family.”
Welcome to the Family Tree project. Houston Person is one of those people. Houston and my brother Jeff were the perfect example of brothers from another mother brought together through music to truly become family.
Houston and I have been talking about recording an album together for years now and the time has fiinally come. In additon to creating new music together, we will also be visiting and sharing the stories of our musical family tree with you through ArtistShare.
Please join us and be a part of the Family Tree.
Parlor Series Volume III – Family Tree
2. That’s That
3. Carzy He Calls Me
4. Everything Must Change
5. Rock Me to Sleep
Thank you to all of the participants!
ArtistShare® Gold Participant
ArtistShare® Bronze Participants
Family Friend Participants
George ‘Skip’ Wallach
A huge thanks as well to Cathy Stone for her incredible support of The Family Tree project as well as past projects.
John Clayton – Bass
Houston Person – Saxophone
Produced by John Clayton, Joel Moss and Brian Camelio
Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC January 17th, 2023
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Joel Moss
Production Coordinator – J4U Entertainment, LLC
Terri L. Harper, David A. Harper
B/W Photography – Patrick Hilaire Photography
Original Artwook / Design – Shelley Hubbard
Management (John Clayton) – Gail Boyd Artist Management
Houston Person appears courtesy of HighNote Records
John Clayton uses Evah Pirastro strings
This recording is dedicated to the memory of my brother, Jeff Clayton, whose “Family Tree” roots are so strong that they affect me daily.