From nearly the beginning, Clutch has consisted of vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon, lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Sult, bassist/vocalist Dan Maines and drummer Jean-Paul Gaster.
The band started in 1990 as Glut Trip with frontman Roger Smalls, but he soon departed and was replaced by Fallon, who changed the band’s name and musical direction. The switch to a sludgier Stoner Rock/Groove Metal/Southern Rock vibe proved to be a wise choice, as Clutch’s audience grew in size and loyalty through constant touring and label affiliations both indie and major.
Five years ago, after a string of unsatisfactory experiences, Clutch formed Weathermaker Music, its own label, and has been releasing its own albums since that time (the only other acts on Weathermaker are the two Clutch side projects, The Company Men and The Bakerton Group).With hair-raising volume and a low end that alters heartbeats and brain waves, Clutch is the soundtrack for your hot sludge sundae.
CLUTCH performs Friday, March 8 at Bogart's in Corryville with guests Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.