(self-released), from Rochester, MN
Suggested Single: "Little By Little" (track #1)
Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty are a roots rock band based out of Rochester, MN. Clay draws his inspiration from classic American folk singers up to modern indie rock bands.
Clay studied at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota before coming home to help run the family restaurant business as a part owner. While buried in the business that is owning a restaurant, he found time to play live music and create songs that tell of the late nights that follow a long day of work, and the winding down that takes place afterwards. Using the peaceful vessel of a long drive, Clay gracefully takes us through his journey showcasing the importance of family and relationships. Clay has a knack for writing clever and simple lines that are both approachable and memorable.
New album Positive Numbers balances smart story-telling with serious but playful musical arrangements to support them. Clay definitely wants you to feel the angst, frustration and grit of the ups and downs of love and life, all while leaving you with a sign of hope. Think John Prine meets Dawes.
The lineup is: Clay Fulton on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Carly Hornstine on vocal harmonies, Allan Palmer on bass guitar, Mike Bentele on lead guitar, Peter Laack on keyboards and Nick Novotny on drums.