CLYDE is about songs you’ll remember and sounds you’ll want to hear again. We’ll try to get you to bob your head. shake your butt, or at least tap your foot while you sip that beer.
Douglas “Clyde” Martin is the songwriter and the voice of CLYDE. His bag of original tunes spans 30 or so years and sounds as lived in as we are. His rhythms are the backbone of CLYDE, and his slide guitar playing is as distinctive as his voice. His songs and stories will draw you in.
Jay Dee Hicks sings harmony and provides solid, stomping percussion on a unique kit that includes a cajon and a 5-gallon bucket.
Josh Ribakove sings harmony and plays lead on a well-worn mandolin and various guitars.
Lisa Fancher (Kerrville New Folk winner a few years back) sweetens the harmony and plays a 6-string banjitar.
“Deep” Eddie Block plays a Cable-Tub Bass (among others) and sings real low.
Over the years our music has been called Porch Stomp and Texas Swamp Funk.
In 2023 our bottom line is easy as 1-2-3:
1. If it’s not fun, we’re not doing it.
2. If people don’t like us, we’re in the wrong place.
3. It’s too late to sell out now.