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Cautious Clay // Live @ Great Scott / 5.2.18

Photos and Article by Andrew Kopanski


Allston, MA — It may be an unintentional nod to the great boxer, but Cautious Clay delivers a one-two punch with powerful vocals and an impressive backing band. It’s more than that for the newcomer though, and it’s hard to believe his music has only been released for less than a year. His work is highly polished and has been attracting well deserved attention lately, particularly the single “Cold War.”

Warner Meadows is another up and coming artist and an incredibly versatile one. He begins with a solid free flowing rap but doesn’t stop there. He invites his friend off the drums to join in on a Spanish duet, then hands the mic over to the woman who was previously singing backup vocals for a solo. The amount of talent on stage is incredible. Their set was all too short but I’m looking forward to hearing more in the future from this band.

Cautious Clay’s first release, the EP Blood Type has only been out a few months but has already attracted significant attention including a mention on the Spotify R&B playlist. It’s an honor and one well deserved. He mentioned this entire tour started because he had so many requests to play live from his fans. He starts with the smooth “Silos” but changes both style and instruments throughout the set. His band is small, only three members total, so he plays double duty on the sax and ukulele.

Big things are in store for Cautious Clay but for now he’s playing some of the smaller and more intimate venues around the country. This is a great chance to see him before he takes off.

Andrew Kopanski
Andrew is a Boston based photographer who's interest in photography blends effortlessly with his passion for live music. Whether he's in the pit or in the GA section, Andrew enjoys being up front for live performances.

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