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Jake Visits the 'Gold Tone Instruments' Factory

On his recent acoustic tour through Florida, Jake visited the Gold Tone Factory in Titusville, FL. Gold Tone deals in Banjos, Mandolins, Dobros, and more, which are used by some of the top players in the business! Gold Tone has also started making 'hybrid' instruments like Banjos & Mandolins with guitar necks, which make it easier for players of one instrument to get the sound of another. Gold Tone refers to these instruments as their 'Folkternative' line of products. Jake has been playing his Gold Tone banjo, that he named 'Bacchus', for 12 years now, and recently acquired the 'Paul Beard Signature-Series Squareneck Resonator Guitar'. Jake met with the sales manager, Justin Grizzle, and s

Hear Jake Clayton on the New Sunny Sweeney Album

The new album from Sunny Sweeney, "Trophy" is now available and you can hear Jake Clayton playing all over it! Jake played Fiddle, Banjo, Dobro, Cello, Viola, & Acoustic Guitar on the release. Produced by Grammy nominated Dave Brainard, the album also has guest appearances by Trisha Yearwood, Ray Benson, & Jack Ingram! The release debuted in the Top 5 on iTunes and has also been listed as one of Rolling Stone zines' Top 10 most anticipated Country Music albums of 2017! Get your copy today! The album is available to order, download, or stream.

Jake Visits with Super-Sensitive & Black Diamond Strings

Jake recently stopped by the Cavanaugh Company, the manufacturing facility for Super-Sensitive & Black Diamond Strings, and was given a personal tour by the company president, Jim Cavanaugh! Jim explained the history of the company and showed Jake the process of how the strings are made, packaged, and shipped. Jake uses the Super-Sensitive & Black Diamond line of strings on all of his Instruments and has been a product endorser for the past 8 years! Here is a pic with Jim Cavanaugh in the lobby on the day of the visit. For more info on the strings visit: The Cavanaugh Company