Born in the heart of the Ottawa valley, The Claytones masterfully spin their melodic, vocal driven, Canadiana brand of country soaked roots music with old school sensibilities. A true collaborative project, Kelly, Adam and Anders write and arrange their songs together effectively making The Claytones sound the sum of its parts. With an impressive list of individual accolades this young band currently released their debut album which blends their unique talents into the group signature live feel. These 3 full time musicians have released over 8 full-length recordings of original music under the names of Kelly Prescott, Prescott, Anders Drerup, The Van Meters and Adam Puddington. The National Post listed them as one of the top 5 Canadian Acts to watch in 2012.
"The Claytones are both fresh and classic. Stunning harmonies, beautiful arrangements and three of the nicest people you ever want to meet.” - James Keelaghan, Artistic Director, Georgian Bay Folk Society
“The Claytones come across as if they’ve been best friends all of their lives. Kelly Prescott, Anders Drerup & Adam Puddington are the ultimate performers. They put on a phenomenal show; their sweet harmonies and instrumental prowess guides us through a nice mix of genres. Their professionalism oozes well beyond their years, like a comfy sweatshirt swaddling the crowd offering a memorable experience to all they encounter.” - Sue Tennant, Music On McLean House Concerts
“Individually, they are all remarkable. Anders, a diversified musician who easily strides the boundaries among folk, blues, and rock ‘n roll, is one of the most naturally talented musicians I have seen in years. Kelly’s smoky alto works wonders on her audience whether she is caressing a song on her own, or filling the corners and niches behind another voice. Adam, with one foot in the Ottawa Valley and the other in The Maritimes, is one of our strongest local singer songwriters.” - Hollis Morgan, Spirit of Rasputin's review