James Ethan Clark's first, full-length recording “Southern Hotel” is
an intrepid collection of songs about a young man’s coming of age in a bleak, southern landscape.
As a writer and performer, Clark draws inspiration from an eclectic
melting pot of genres ranging from progressive rock, folk, soul and influences from his Grandmother, who was
a Gospel recording artist in the 70’s and was a church choir director for 20 years.
Hailing from North Carolina, Clark recorded the cd in Nashville with
Joe Giotta on percussion, Wes Langlois playing lead guitar and pedal steel, Chris Miller on bass, Joel
Heumann singing background vocals, and Kristin Weber on Violin with guest background vocals from Ricky Dale
Braddy and Mackenzie Elliot. “Southern Hotel” released on April 2, 2013.