King Clarentz
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King Clarentz

Springfield, Missouri, United States | INDIE

Springfield, Missouri, United States | INDIE
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"King Clarentz"

Clarence Brewer, better-known as King Clarentz around the Ozark mountain area where he's a fixture on the local scene, mixes the infectious boogie rhythms of John Lee Hooker with the edgier juke joint blues modalism of R.L. Burnside and up-to-the-minute lyrics for a blend that's both irresistible and unique in modern blues. Brewer has developed a strong local following in the Ozarks as a blues performer, sculptor, and folk artist. (One of his woodcuts adorns the cover of his debut album.) Playing slide on a Sears & Roebuck Silvertone guitar while spinning tales of voodoo, politics gone wrong, the devil's den, fast food killing the populace, and bad women and whiskey, King Clarentz is a totally modern-thinking, cutting-edge bluesman who produces a sound that is positively crude and archaic.
- All Publisher


"King Clarentz – Day of the Supermodel – Super Sweet Records, 2008"

King Clarentz is an interesting cat, make no mistake about it. His music is raw, powerful, and sometimes blatantly sexual. If you want to feel like you are in the middle of a juke or house party somewhere, load his CD into your disc player and let it spin. If you enjoy Johnny Winters’ work from the 1970s, there’s a pretty good chance you will dig what Clarentz and his band are sending your way. Personally, I enjoyed the majority of the CD quite a bit, but the more blatantly sexual songs did reduce my overall enjoyment of this album – some of the references tended to be a little too in-your-face, and I sure can’t play it in the car when my kids are with me. Some more word-play or double entendres might have remedied that situation; there’s nothing wrong with being clever. Before I forget, I should mention that production-wise this CD sounds great. It’s been nicely produced, engineered, recorded and mastered. Well, let’s rate this bad boy - and this one sure could be considered a bad boy! I’m going to give this CD, Supermodel, a rating of 3.0 on the STLBluesometer scale. - St. Louis Blues Review


"The Incredible Clarentz King"

Collectors Version Only Available in Milan Vogue Photographer/ edition TERZA PAGINA n° 112 ; That is how it is Milan when it comes to Art. - Il Blues Magazine Milan


"King Clarentz King of The Delta Slide"

"His astute observations are couched in a galloping rock-framework that borders on classic punk, but the keening full-chord slide work is pure blues." Blues Revue - Blues Revue Magazine


Discography

Pea Vine Whistle

Old GOP

Cooking with your nightdress on

Super Model

Sunshine Rocker

Day of the SuperModel Released 2009
King Clarentz " Self Titled Debut" 1999

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King Clarentz has spent years honing his craft in the Ozark Mountains with brief stints in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is known throughout the Ozarks as a musician, metal sculptor and painter (a print of one of his torch-cut metal works served as the cover art for his debut album). During one of his trips to the Bay Area, he landed the role of Bernard in Sun Ra’s 1970s cult classic, Space Is the Place; another found him chauffeuring Nina Simone through the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2000, he was invited to the prestigious Blues Estafette in the Netherlands, where he was featured not only as a performer but also as a visual artist, with prints of his metal carvings on display during the festival. He was featured in a documentary about Blues, in Paris, France, where they love him, as well as Milan, Verona, and Florence Italy, where he is a welcomed feature Divino as he pleases. This is the King’s life. Those who know him love him, and you’re next.