(July 16th, 2008 1:51pm cst)
Im just going to be honest and say that I think it's weird to write a bio about yourself in third person. I dont have a fancy bio writer, so Im going to give it a shot myself; not as if you were reading it off of a website, but instead, as if out of a journal or something... It just seems more appropriate that way...

I grew up in a pretty small town outside of Houston, Texas. I was one of those kids who was always running around outside, and I did most of that running in a pair of faux snakeskin cowboy boots. I was paranoid about the line at the end of my sock... But I digress... Anyways, high school rolled around, and I tried the sports thing. I worked pretty hard at it, but it just never really came naturally to me, and I think that's what led me in the direction of music. I first started playing when I was 16. Got serious about it when I was 18. It was like someone finally turned the lights on. I had never been so motivated about anything in my life. I didn't want to go to college. All I wanted to do was play guitar and make music. In hindsight, I'm really glad I ended up going to school though. I enrolled at Texas State University in 2004, and the following years were crucial to my development and confidence as a songwriter and performer. I played around campus, and really had a pressure free environment to let my creativity come and go. After 2 years of school, I started going less to class and focused more on building a career as a performing musician. I felt like at that point school had served it's purpose in my life, and I decided to find out what it was like to pursue music full time. Scary, but it was the most natural, calculated decision I have ever made. I started working to put together a tour, and for the first time, I travelled around the country playing my music for people. There are things you experience that you will never forget, and that tour was one of those experiences. The good, the bad, the positive and the negative. It taught me so much. I've been fortunate enough to have gone on a few tours after that, and I've put out a few albums too. I've been lucky enough to share the stage with many of the same people that I look up to. I don't really think I saw myself here when I was first starting out, but I knew this was what I wanted. I have by no means ""made it"", but I live and breathe music, and I love my life. To me, that counts for a whole lot. Looking at my end goal is daunting. I've got a longer way to go than I think I can really comprehend but that's ok. I hope you'll stick around, and see where things go. As cliche as it sounds, I mean it when I say thank you. To everyone who has ever purchased an album of mine from itunes, everyone who comes to a show and knows the words, and everyone who passes my name along; you keep me going. Thank you.



Please support indie music! If you like what you hear coming out of the music player, head on over here (www.jonathanclay.com) and pick up a CD. You can also download it from iTunes. If you can't do that, pass my name along to a friend. Every little bit definitely helps! :-) Jonathan

Back to Good




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Nigels

7/27/2008 3:02:26 AM
Jonathan
Sorry about that last comment, page went haywire
I am writing to say thanks for putting this great song on the net, its really a great song. You have heaps of talent. Well done




Nigels

7/27/2008 2:56:56 AM
Jonathan Johnathon



J. Patrick Sharpe

7/26/2008 8:46:00 AM
Jonathan, Very cool tune. You have a great sound! I added you to my Folk Scene station. Nice work. Stop by and visit my page sometime. -JP


 

       

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Here is my schedule for the next few months! If you would like for me to do a show, please contact:

College Booking:
Layman Lyric Productions
e: poetry@laymanlyric.com
p: 832-266-8016

Club/Venue booking:
e: jessica_jhmanagement@hotmail.com

House concerts/Private Shows:
e: mark@jonathanclay.com

If you get a chance, come out and see a show! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you! See you there!

Thanks guys!
Jonathan Clay



August, 31 2008 08:00 PM - Public party sponsored by FOCUS Austin
606A E. 54th St., Austin, Texas 78751 - FREE

Please email Tyler Humes at trhumes@hotmail.com or call 512.484.5377 for more info.


September, 12 2008 08:00 PM - Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030 -


September, 20 2008 09:00 PM - Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601 -


October, 4 2008 06:30 PM - Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 -


October, 16 2008 08:00 PM - NACA Showcase- Central
, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74720 -


October, 17 2008 08:00 PM - NACA Showcase- Central
, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74720 -


October, 18 2008 08:00 PM - NACA Showcase- Central
, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74720 -


October, 30 2008 08:00 PM - NACA showcase Mid-America
, Peoria, Illinois 61601 -


October, 31 2008 08:00 PM - NACA showcase Mid-America
, Peoria, Illinois 61601 -


November, 1 2008 08:00 PM - APCAC South-Central
, Houston, Texas 77001 -


November, 2 2008 08:00 PM - APCAC South-Central
, Houston, Texas 77001 -


November, 3 2008 08:00 PM - APCAC South-Central
, Houston, Texas 77001 -


November, 8 2008 06:00 PM - Gilcrease Museum - Creoks Gala
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127 - $125 - Black tie event

www.creoks.org


December, 31 2008 08:00 PM - Budweiser Select New Year’s Masquerade Ball
Grand Hall Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 -


December, 31 2008 08:00 PM - Budweiser Select New Years Masquerade Ball - Grand Hall Union Station
, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 -
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