Here is a sneak peek, or rather listen, to one of the many acts you can hear at the Beartrap Summer Festival on Casper Mountain this weekend. 8/5 - 8/6 2023.

Jake Clayton will be performing starting at 4 pm on Saturday.

Jake began playing Country music as a young teenager.

Name an instrument, Jake can play it.

He was soon known as the kid who could play the fiddle, but also the dobro, piano, banjo, mandolin, and any other instrument he picked up.

It wasn't long before Jake was headlining his own local theatre show and performing at Opry houses across rural Missouri.

When he was old enough he began playing in bars with regional cover bands opening shows for touring Country Music artists.

At one of those shows, a manager on the road with a Nashville artist recognized Jake’s talent and asked him to get on stage and perform in his artist's band.

That encounter eventually placed Jake Clayton in the heart of Nashville, TN playing for some of the top names in the Country Music business.

Jake Clayton now travels the globe as a utility musician on tours headlined by Country Music stars such as Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Bob Seger, Miranda Lambert, and many more.

Jake has performed alongside icons like Brad Paisley & Keith Urban, been on legendary stages like The Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden, and has been seen on Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, The CMT Awards, and other popular TV shows.

Off the stage, Jake has also been building an impressive resumé as a musician in the studio world.

On top of hundreds of recordings for indie artists all around the Country, Jake has earned recording credits on chart-topping music by Chris Young, Donnie Osmond, Thompson Square, and others. In 2021, Jake Clayton not only played on but also co-wrote “Dirt Around the Tree”, a single by Candi Carpenter that was produced by and features 18x Grammy-nominated star Brandi Carlile.

During this time Jake Clayton has also fueled his passion for writing, recording, and touring as a Country Rock/Roots artist. In the past decade, Jake has released 3 albums & 3 eps, had a single called “What Not to Do” that charted on Music Row’s Country Breakout Charts, and had a video in rotation on multiple television networks.

With his own band, Jake Clayton has opened shows for hitmakers Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Colt Ford, David Allan Coe, Tanya Tucker, and more.

There’s one major factor that sets Jake Clayton apart from other performers. Jake has an incredibly rare ability to play a wide variety of Instruments… very well.

On his own recordings, he writes or co-writes all of the songs, and then performs nearly every Instrument: bass, guitars, dobro, fiddle, cello, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel, percussion, and the list goes on.

He then glues it all together with a powerful voice that carries the lead vocals and the majority of vocal harmonies as well.

Road Trip Guide To Historic Wyoming Saloons & Bars

Exploring Wyoming's Alcova River Canyon

More From Wake Up Wyoming