Clayton spent the majority of his childhood in Nairobi, Kenya where his parents were missionaries on a quest to help those less fortunate. "When you see the world in an entirely different light, you realize your priorities have to be others first and then yourself" says Clayton. This artist's adventures have had a major influence on his point of view in not only the way he lives, but also in his approach to songwriting. Starting his musical career at age seven, Clayton's first teacher always pushed him to be inventive and original with his work, it is because of this foundation he has always shown a passionate initiative in exclusive songwriting.
"As long as I'm pursuing music, I hope to always be putting a twist on formerly cliche lyrics." Clayton goes on to say "I write purely from my heart and allow myself to be vulnerable." Clayton has performed in the most intimate of settings as well as in theaters packed with thousands. His stage presence highlights his raw emotion and electric intensity. Clayton has the unique ability to always have the audience longing for more of his unparalleled sound. Clayton was simply born to be a musician.
Music is embedded deep within his soul and is waiting to be shown to the world. "Nothing completes me more than a piano and a microphone. When I play, I know that this is what I was created to do. When I write, I don't just write music, I'm putting my heart on the table for all to see.
That is the only way my music can be truly effective," states Clayton. Clayton Risner is not only a rare find in the music industry, he is destined to be successful and his success will be timeless. Clayton Risner, singer/ songwriter/ pianist/ producer, currently lives in Nashville, TN. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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