Viewing: News - View all posts

The BIG Show in the winter 

By popular demand, BIG Clayton will be starting his show, The BIG Show back up in Branson, MO during the winter time.  January and Feburary shows will be on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturdays at 2pm.  Clayton is back with his one-of-a-kind mirrored piano playing some BIG hits like Chariots of Fire, Music Box Dancer, Floyd Crammers Last Date, Phantom Of The Opera, and many different styles of music including Boogie Woogie, Blues, Ragtime, Gospel, and more.   Don't miss out and call for reservations today…Read more

The BIG Show - Live in Branson 

After several years of performing for thousands of Branson’s visitors, Ozarks native Big Clayton is taking his talent to the “BIG” stage.  No stranger to entertaining, Clayton has played in front of Branson Landing’s $7.5 Million Dollar Fountain Show for over 7 years and has been doing the Presley’s Gospel Sing-A-Long pre-show for 2 years now.  The fans have been asking for Big Clayton to do a show and now he is going to bring it “BIG” style.   
From his amazing masterful playing of the piano to his…Read more

2015 KWFC Cruise 

Join Clayton Watson and KWFC Radio 89.1 FM as we cruise the ocean!!!

We leave out of New Orleans and sail to Cozumel, Roatan & Belize January 11-18, 2015.  
Enjoy great music and Gospel Singing and Preaching.  Enjoy groups like
The Diplomats, 4 Calvary, New Road, Mark Mathes,  and
America's Piano Player
Clayton Watson

Also enjoy preaching by:

Linzy Slayden
Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Owasso, OK

Eddie Bumpers
Pastor Cross Way Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

Mark Milioni
President Baptist Bible College,…

What happened to the piano player on the Jim Bakker Show? 

What happened to the piano player on the Jim Bakker Show? It is true that after being the band director for the show I have decided to pursue some personal dreams and goals. I will certainly miss the band and Tammy Sue Bakker.  I learned so much working their the past two years. 

Meanwhile I will spending my days working in my studio and will still be playing in Branson nightly. 

Needing to feel Inspired? 

We are happy to announce a new project that we have just released called Inspiration.  This CD has an hour worth of "soaking" music.  Soaking music is a fairly new label for this style of music, but it is basically meditation or prayer music.  It is also perfect for background relaxation music.  The best way to describe it is just to let you listen for yourself.  You can head over to the Music or Store page and listen to the samples.  Then you can download the entire album and set your cd player on repeat.


Ozarks Gospel Showcase 



Ozarks Gospel Showcase

Featuring Local and Regional Gospel Music Talent

Emcee: Hosea Bilyeu
Comedian: Jarrett Dougherty


• March 5:
Clayton Watson and 4 Calvary


3pm–4:28pm Free Admission



REMINGTON's
1655 West Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65807
417-889-6628
 

Boogie Blues and BBQ Lake Cruise 

Join Big Clayton and Celebration Cruise Line for
Boogie Blues and BBQ Lake Cruise
on the  80' Celebration 
The Lake's largest and most luxurious climate-controlled motor yacht!


Dinner Menu that night is BBQue Ribs in sauce,
Loaded Mashed Potato Bake, Green Bean Casserole
and Bjueberry Cobbler from the lake's very own
OZARK BBQ RESTAURANT.
Boat Boards @ 6pm. $48.95 per person

Reservations Required
Reservations & Information: (573) 480-3212

 

Rain Delay Special 

The drought strinken Midwest is finaly seeing some rain. As most of you know Clayton plays piano outside at the Branson Landing. Due to the rain he will not be playing so he is offering up 2 disk for $15, a rain delay special.

REQUESTED cd and Boogie Woogie Man - Rain Delay Special

Visit the STORE for secure purchase.

Recent Endorsements 

I am very happy to announce the partnership between myself and two great companies that I am working with. 

First is Kawai Piano Company.  In my touring to various churches and venues I have had the opportunity to play on several Kawai Pianos.  At this time I have signed agreement with them to use their keyboards.  I love the MP-10 and MP-6 models.  They have the real piano touch and sound.  Please visit their website to read up on their great products.

The second company is Testify Software which…Read more

Concert Announced 

We just added a new concert at West Division Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo on April 22nd at 6pm.  Looking forward to this great event in my hometown.  You do not want to miss out.


Branson Suffers Tornado Damage 

The tourist town of Branson, MO was hit by an early morning Tornado that has damaged and destroyed several homes and business.  The town is currently in the recovery mode and starting cleanup.  Many roads are still impassable.  The ever so popular Branson Landing had a direct hit too.  The Landing is where I have been playing piano for the past 5 years now.  Last year we suffered from the Spring flood that left the $7.5 million dollar water show effected.  As of time of this post I have received any word of…Read more

Living Blues Magazine Review of Boogie Woogie Man Feb, 2012 issue 

Big Clayton

Boogie Woogie Man

With over 20 years of experience, self-taught pianist Clayton Watson debuts with an impressive collection of boogie-woogie, stride, and early rock ‘n’ roll piano, showcasing the instrument’s foundational role in early popular music, as well as Big Clayton’s command of hip-shaking boogie and mesmerizing improvisation. Boogie Woogie Man is almost entirely instrumental, and the simplicity of a solitary piano on every track emphasizes Clayton’s skill.

Big C Boogie is probably the…Read more

Fan Requested Gospel Album 

Hi everyone,

Just finished about 8 hours in the recording studio today working on the song "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho" for my new Fan Requested album.  A year ago I asked my fans for their request and we are getting them down in the studio.  This album will feature some great gospel songs, including "I Can Only Imagine".  I have also got "Unclouded Day" almost done.  Most of the songs are instrumental, but will have one that will feature some guest vocals.  Most people know that Gospel is my primary…Read more

New weekly live web show 

Wanted to talk a bit about my new internet web show I am doing now.  I had a band director from a major TV show as my guest on my first show.  Next week my special guest host will be Jonathan Edwards, a radio DJ from the award winning KWFC radio station.  My idea with these shows is to give my viewers an inside look at the Music Industry and to be able to ask questions and join in on the show.  Users with webcams can even ask their questions live.  For the shy people you can send your message by a special…

"Boogie Woogie Man" set to release January 10, 2012 

If you don't want to wait the 3 weeks, you can get a pre-release copy of my new album, "Boogie Woogie Man" from my record label High Tone Music Group.  ClickTHIS LINK to go to there site and order from there secure web servers using paypal for the transaction.  If you are a true iTunes or Amazon or one of the many digital download sites you can get your copy from that retailer.  If you would like to order the disk, you can get that from my website's store at www.bigclayton.com and click the "STORE" button.

Read more

Back in the studio again 

Already working on a new gospel CD for 2012.  I am realy excited to be working with a great friend on this project and will hope the results will show.  I will keep you posted on the progress. 

The first song we are doing is "I can only imagine".

It will be my best project ever!

2011 Branson Season 

Just a couple weeks left of the 2011 Branson Entertainment season.  A lot of the shows are already closing down and I am already making plans for the 2012 season.  Not sure what to expect, but I have do several Iron's warming in the fire.  I will like always keep you posted on my website.