The Jay Clyde Band is an explosive group of musicians all raised right in the heart of small town Iowa. They’re a combination of guys from Manson and Gowrie who’ve played in many different bands and had many different musical experiences. The band is built on a solid musical foundation provided by brothers Jake Merritt (Drums) and Greg Merritt (Bass/Vocals) along with the hot “Chicken Pickin”/Rock N’ Roll licks provided by Ronley King (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and voice of the band’ delivered by Cory Waller (Acoustic Guitar/Vocals). They play everything from country rock, to southern rock, to classic rock as well as some of today's radio hits. From ZZ Top to Johnny Cash to Mellencamp, it’s not unusual for a line dance to break out to Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road” at a Jay Clyde show. A favorite on the local live music circuit, the band loves to have a good time and has a loyal local following. Their self-described mantle is that “they welcome anyone who appreciates good music, and sippin' on a cold one”. Sometimes playing four shows a week and averaging 70+ shows a year, the JCB’s hard work and “good time” atmosphere has paid off for the band. They’ve opened up for many national touring acts and played many large events. Amplified by Iowa Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Mark Gales (Sound Technician), the band has definitely gone the extra mile to make sure you have the best sonic experience every night!