Happy holidays everyone!
First of all, let me extend my sincerest congratulations to my brother, David Claytor, and my future sister-in-law, Morgan Slavens, for deciding to tie the knot!! We here at michaelclaytorandhisfriends.com are all very proud of you and looking forward to the union of two large, cultish families.
In that same vein, every year my family has sent out a Christmas card. It always amounts to a recent photo of us, 5 fake smiles (and 1 real smile from my mother), and at least 2 siblings in desperate need of a hair/beard cut. This year, though, we’ve decided to better use our talents and create a family Christmas EP!
We’ve recorded three tracks, including a medley of 3 Christmas favorites. The flagship track, “Winter Wonderland,” features vocal solos by Jackson and Gracie Quello (10 and 8 years old, respectively), and mandolin work by Andrew Claytor. “Here Comes Santa Claus” boasts an original, irreverent verse composed by David Claytor, and the “Medley O’ Favorites” finds Merrill Frailey showing off her rhythm guitar skills!
Of course, the NEWLY ENGAGED design super-couple at Hatchet Design is responsible for the show-stealing cover artwork. It’s way better than any Christmas card photo we’ve ever taken!