Outlaw country making way to Sun City stage


The Eddie Joe Clark Band, headquartered in Phoenix, has a hard driving sound described as outlaw country with a deep respect for the roots of country music, and performs 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at TJ Speaks Tavern, 10765 W. Peoria Ave.,

The band was recently nominated for Outlaw Country Band of the Year by the Josie Music Awards for independent artists in Nashville.

The Eddie Joe Clark Band’s music is currently in regular rotation on nearly 100 radio stations in several states, and with downloads in the thousands from iTunes, Amazon and other outlets.

The band’s leader, Eddie Joe Clark, is a country and bluegrass artist and prolific songwriter. Having written more than 200 songs, his music has been performed by a number of recording artists including Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Ray St. Germain, Steve Hill of The Nashville Palace, Mitch Snow, Bunnie Mills, and others. Mr. Clark’s voice and instrumental skills have been featured with acts that have performed in more than a dozen countries on six continents. A Navy veteran himself, Mr. Clark welcomes the opportunity to perform in front of veterans’ groups and active duty service personnel. Among other instruments, he plays guitar, pedal steel, Dobro and harmonica.

The band is a group of musicians comfortable playing many genres from jazz and blues to rock and country. Their 150-plus combined years of experience includes touring nationally and internationally, performing in venues from night clubs to arenas, and performing live and in the studio with well-known artists. The band includes Marshall Yarn on bass, David Johnston on guitar, Allan Edmondson on keyboards, and Tony Moon on the drums.