Another local talent from nearby Scranton is coming to the River Street Jazz Cafe on December 3rd! The one and only Clarence Spady & the Electric City Band are coming for a Friday night performance. After releasing the personal album, Surrender, earlier this year, Spady and the Electric City Band have come back to sing the blues.
Early History of Clarence Spady
Music has been a part of Clarence Spady’s life from a young age, with both his father and uncle being blues guitarists themselves. He was almost destined to pick up a guitar at the age of five and follow in their footsteps.
It wasn’t until his family moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, that Spady started to get into rock music. From then on, he experimented with the two genres, never needing any formal guitar training, learning from family and what he could teach himself. He’s said before, “In the beginning, I really didn’t work hard. God gave all of us a gift. It was just innate.”
It was later that he would get a chance to hone his skill and begin playing for audiences. In the early 1980s, Spady joined A Touch of Class, a touring R&B band that gave him the experience to learn everything he needed to know about horn arrangements, harmony, rhythm, and chord progression.
The Awards and Accolades of Clarence Spady
Clarence Spady’s innate ability to perform eventually translated into the ability to write music as well. He’s written several albums that have been nominated and written singles that have won awards. His first nomination was in 1997 when he was nominated for Best New Blues Artist of the year with the album, Nature of the Beast. He wrote and recorded Nature of the Beast when he was in the West Third Street Blues Band, with whom he wrote and recorded the album. In the same year, he was listed as one of the top 40 blues artists under 40 by Living Blues.
More recently, Spady won two awards for the single, Surrender, which he released last year before it was released as part of the album of the same name earlier this year. In 2020, it came in third place in the International Songwriting Competition, and in 2021, won the Global Music Awards – Outstanding Achievement.
What to Expect at Spady & the Electric City Band’s Performance
Blues and rock are the genres you should expect to hear from Clarence Spady when he performs at the River Street Jazz Cafe. You might get to hear him and the band he currently performs with, the Electric City Band, as they showcase songs from his three albums, Nature of the Beast, Just Between Us, and Surrender.
Get Your Tickets Now!
The doors open at 9:00 PM, and the show kicks off at 9:30 PM! This may just be the last show you ever want to show up late to, so plan ahead, and get your tickets while you can! This is a 21-and-over event so have your ID ready!