Clayton Chaney is an Arkansan turned Angeleno.  His songs seem to narrate an ever-changing West Coast coming-of-age.  He draws inspiration from the old sounds of Roger Miller, Elvis Presley, and The Band while indulging in newer influences like Dawes, John Moreland and Jonny Fritz.  You could call his sound “Contemplative Americana Folk-Rock.”  As the former frontman of Indie-Bluegrass band The Show Ponies, Chaney has experienced America’s big cities and small towns from stages around the U.S.  His debut EP “Thinking Those Thoughts” marks a mental shift in his life and songwriting path, which promises to get better with age.