Clay Johnson & the Hard Promises, From Spartanburg, SC, were formed in the midst of 2020 as the backing band for solo musician, Clay Johnson. Tying together the classic traditions of southern folk music along with modern takes on Country/Americana; the band brings together sounds across multiple American genres with an earnest southern flavor.


Clay Johnson - Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Harmonica/Songwriter

Levi Mclean - Percussion

Shawn Wilson - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Swain Sumner - Lead Guitar

Jill Sprague - Backing Vocals/Keys


Available to play in Solo/Duo/Trio/or Full 5-Piece Band formats