Clay Howard releases new video for This Time

by Jeff Sykes


Clay Howard is one of those people you don’t forget. Not just because he’s taller than you and has better hair.

A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Howard moved to Greensboro with his family when he was in middle school. He first got the music bug when he was in fourth grade, telling his brother that he was going to be a rock star. It wasn’t until his teenage years that he began taking steps in that direction, penning simple rhyming lyrics while in detention at Southeast Guilford High School, and later recording overdubs to ‘Jesse’s Girl’ and ‘Surfin’ USA’ at a vocal booth at Carowinds.

After working with many quality musicians over the years, Howard wanted the challenge of producing an album in which he composed both the music and the lyrics. He was curious what the process would be like.

Howard, 46, put every bit of his talent and experience into his first solo album, Who the Hell is Clay Howard?, which was released last year.

Howard spends his days as an administrator at the Nussbaum Center in Greensboro, shepherding business startups toward long-term success. At night when he finds free time he spends it in his music room writing songs.

Howard recently debuted a new music video for the song, “This Time,” from Who The Hell is Clay Howard?

“‘This Time’ was the second song recorded for this project and is probably the most straight forward rock song on it,” said Howard. “The combined guitar work from Bryan and myself really spark this concise little rocker.”

“This Time” is from Clay’s first solo record, Who the Hell is Clay Howard? which received several awards in 2015, including #1 song on WMEL- Orlando radio show, Popgarden radio, for the song, “Send Me An Angel”.

This video is the third music video from the 10-song collection, which was produced and recorded with Minneapolis producer/musician, Brynn Arens. Mr. Arens is the lead singer and guitarist for The Oddfathers, and former lead singer of 90’s favorites, Flipp.!