Brennan Hess: Bass, Vocals
When a person is surrounded by music and musicians from birth, it is a near certainty that music will be a large part of that person's life. Brennan Hess is a case in point. Growing up in Adams County, Ohio, Brennan grew up in a musical family. His mom, uncles, cousins, grandfathers, and grandmothers all played music, so it seems only logical that he would do the same, and he has. He plays guitar, bass, sings all the parts, and does some engineering at 7flat studio with me. He is a tremendous asset to the band and everything else he is involved in.
Brady Wallen: Banjo, Vocals
Brady Wallen attends East Tennessee State University, studying in their well known Bluegrass program and is a veteran of the ETSU Pride Band. Brady has also played with Southern Son, Virgil Bowlin and Peerless Mountain, all based out of Williamsburg, KY where he was raised.
Brady began playing banjo four years ago and is also a fluent guitar player. He started playing guitar at just 7 years old along with his very musical family. His Grandpa is a banjo picker which inspired him to learn to play it also. His professional influences include JD Crowe and Terry Baucom.
Brady is looking forward to a future with the Clay Hess Band and humbled by the opportunity.