Joel Clyde

Why book Joel Clyde?

Joel Clyde has been a professional musician for over 3 decades, and has been a side-man, and/or opened for many national acts. He is also an accomplished songwriter.
He performs oldies, country, big band, ethnic music, and more, playing several instruments, including acoustic, electric, classical and bass guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, keyboard, and makes his own backing tracks. He has State-Of-The-Art equipment, including the incredible Bose L-1 Sound System. He can do it all, from lounge-acoustic, to a full-sound dance-band show.



Wonderful and affordable!!

We hired Joel to sing at the Highway 111 Flea Market and he was wonderful and very talented. He had such a varitey of songs and not a single person complained. We will defintly have him back.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Charlie T.
Organization: Highway 111 Flea Market
Event: Restaurant in Cookeville, TN
Event Date: Mar 10, 2012

Joel Rocked our Night!

When we needed a musician for our parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration over the holidays, Joel made himself readily available to us. He incorporated song requests that truly surprised my parents..a few oldies from their college days and some romantic favorites. When Joel rocked out, no one could sit still. We haven't stopped talking about that special night. And we won't forget it for years to come. Thank you Joel!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Lisa B.
Event: Anniversary Party in Maryville, TN
Event Date: Dec 27, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Guitarist, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Joel Clyde a hit at surprise 50th anniversay celebration

Joel was booked by our daughters for a surprise wedding anniversary celebration in our home. What a delight to have great music while we ate our dinner. He entertained us with many of our old favorites and all the family had fun dancing to a variety of musical selections. Joel is very talented & versatile and was is truly a "one-man band' with all his special equipment. Highly recommend!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Suzanne &. C. S.
Event: Anniversary Party in Maryville, TN
Event Date: Dec 27, 2011
Hired As: Guitarist, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, Easy Listening Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $150.00 and up, depending on distance.
  • Languages: English


I use state-of-the-art equipment and software to create a lush, full sound that rivals any band. I do not use 'canned' music. All the sounds you hear were created my me. I also do straight acoustic and lounge music.

With an extensive song list of over 3000 songs, I play music from the 1940s all the way to some current Top 40. I mostly key on Oldies, Traditional Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, Big Band, Latin, and Easy Listening music. But I can play whatever the gig calls for, except for Rap, Heavy Metal, and Opera. I do not do that style of music.

Both audiences and clients can expect me to show up on time, start on time, do a professional show, follow instructions, and clean up the stage after my performance. I do not drink, or use drugs, and am punctual to the point of obsession.

I have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Policy.

Additional Booking Notes

All I need is a 12 x 12 space, and 110V electricity nearby. I do not supply lighting.

Joel Clyde

There’s been a lot of water under the bridge. That’s the best way I can describe how I got to where I am today…wherever that is. It’s a long story. I’ve always been a musician first, last and always. I was born one. A guitar has been my constant companion since I was 5 years old. I learned to play keyboards and the other 12 instruments that I play in High School. I started writing songs in my early teens. Music helped me to meet people and overcome my shyness and feelings of inadequacy, cheered me up when I was sad, gave me courage when I was scared and provided an outlet for my inner thoughts that I could never articulate. Now, I live in Southeast Tennessee, where the clear, clean streams and old-growth forests continue to inspire me. And my biggest thrill of all is performing for you…..thanks for listening.

The team providing the talent:

Joel Clyde

Guitarist/Pianist/Banjo/Fiddle/ Vocalist

Set List

1000 Miles from Nowhere,
7-Year Ache,
A Little Less Talk,
A Pirate Looks At 40,
Abraham, Martin and John,
Ages-Jim Croce,
All Day And All Of The Night,
All My Rowdy friends Are Comin Over Tonight,
All Shook Up,
All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,
Ally Bally,
Always on My Mind,
Am I Losing You (Bb),
Am I That Easy To Forget,
American Pie,
And I Love Her,
Annies Song,
Another Saturday Night (G),
Anticipation (D),
Apt # 9,
Are The Good Times Really Over For Good,
As Fast As You,
Auld Lang Syne,
Baby Likes To Rock It,
Baby, I Need Your Lovin,
Baby, Now That I've Found You,
Back Home Again,
Bad Moon Rising,
Ballad Of The Green Berets,
Band On The Run (A-Em-G),
Beautifuil Dawn
Best Of My Love
Big Iron
Black Magic Woman (Dm)
Bluest Eyes In Texas (G)
Boil That Cabbage Down
Born On The Bayou
Born To Be Wild
Born Under A Bad Sign
Brambleshire Wood
Brand New Man
Brick House
Bricklayers Song
Bring It On Home To Me
Broken Lady
Brother Jukebox (C#)
Brown-Eyed Girl
C & O Canal
Candida (D)
Carefree Highway (F capo 3 D)
Carolina In My Mind (1968)
Cat's In The Cradle (F#)
C'est La Vie (E)
Chain Gang
Chain Of Fools
Changes In Lattitude
Chantilly Lace
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Come To The USA
Coward Of The County
Cupid (G)
Daddy's Money (C)
Dang Me
Danny Boy
Desperado Love
Devil Woman (C)
Dinosaur Blues
Dixieland Delight (G)
Do It Again
Doctor My Eyes (F)
Doctor, My Eyes
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
Don't Be Cruel (C)
Don't It Make You Wanna Dance
Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin Away (Eb)
Don't Take Her
Drft Away (G)
Driving My Life Away (D)
Drunk Again
Early Morning Rain
Earth Angel
Easy Loving
El Paso
Elusive Dreams
Eres Tu
Eve Of Destruction
Every Breath You Take (G)
Feels So Right
Fifteen Years Ago
Fightin Side Of Me
Fins (D)
Fire And Smoke
Fly Away
For What It's Worth
Four In The Morning
Four Strong Winds (F)
From A Jack To A King
Games People Play
Garden Party
Gentle On My Mind
Get Ready (Eb)
Get Together
Gimme Some Lovin (C)
Girl, You'll Be A Woman, Soon
Glory Days
Good Christian Soldier
Good Golly Miss Molly
Good Old Boys Like Me
Goodbye Again
Good-Time Charlie
Gotten Good At Goodbye
Green Green
Holding Things Together
Honky Tonk Woman
Horse With No Name
Hotel California
Hotel California (Bm)
I Always Get Lucky With You
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (D)
I Can't Help Myself
I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried
I Couldn't Never Do Nothing Right
I Feel Like Making Love (D)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Love A Rainy Night
I Love This Bar
I May Be Used
I Saw The ight
I Shot The Sheriff (Em)
I Wanna Dance With You
I Want To Make It With You
If Bubba Can Dance
If Drinkin Don't Kill Me (E)
If I Have To Grow Old
If We Make It Through December
If You Can Touch Her At All
If You Could Read My Mind
I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again
I'm A Believer (G)
I'm In A Hurry
I'm Sorry
In The Pines
In The STill Of The Night
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin
It Only Rains On Me
It Turns Me Inside Out
It's A Cheatin Situation (c)
It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
It's Only Make Believe (A)
I've Got That Old Feeling
Jack Daniels If You Please
Jaded Lover
Jingle Bells
Joker (F)
Junk Food Junkie
La Bamba,
L. A. Freeway
Last Date
Lay Down Sally
Lay Lady Lay
Layla (unplugged)
Lean On Me (Bb)
Learning To Dance In The Rain
Legend In My Time
Let It Be
Let's Chase Each Other
Light My Fire
Like A Rolling STone
Lil Red Riding Hood
Lilly The Pink
Linda Lou
Listen To The Radio
Little Black Train
Lonesome 77203
Lonestar Beer and Bob Wills Music
Lookin For A Place To Fall Apart
Lookin Out My Back Door (A)
Louie Louie
Love In The Hot Afternnon,
Love Me Tender,
Love Potion # 9,
Love Someone Like Me,
Loving Her Was Easier,,
Luciile (KR)
Lucky One
Lying Eyes
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Mercury Blues
Midnight Hour (E)
Miles And Miles Of Texas
Millers Cave
Minstrel of Cranberry Lane
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Tambourine Man
Mrs Brown
Mrs Robinson
My Ding-A-Ling
My Eyes Adored You (Eb)
My Maria
My Sweet Lady
Natural High
Neon Moon
Night Moves
No Sugar Tonight (D)
Oh Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble
Oh, You Mucky Kid
Old Time Rock And Roll
One Tin Soldier
Our Little Boy Blue
Out Among The Stars
Pancho and Lefty
Please help Me, I'm Fallin
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Polk Salad Annie
Pop A Top
Pretty Woman
Promised Land
Race Is On
Rainbow Stew
Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head
Rainy Day People (C capo 3 A)
Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer
Reelin And Rockin
Rest High On That Mountain
Rocky Mountain High
Rolling In My Sweet Babys Arms
Rose-Colored Glasses
Ruebin James
Runnin Kind
Saginaw, Michigan
Salty Dog
Scarborough Fair
Sea of Heartbreaks
See You Later, Alligator
Send Me The Pillow
Seven Spanish Angels
Shaggin On The Boulevard
Shame On The Moon
Shelly's Winter Love
Simple Man
Smokey Mountain Memories
Solitary Man
Some Days Are Diamonds
Someday Soon
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Songs Sung Blue
Sounds Of Silence
Stairway To Heaven
Stars On The Water
Stars On The Water (A)
Statue Of A Fool
Statues Without Hearts
Stay All Night
Steel Rails
Straight Tequila Night
Streets Of Bakersfield
Stuck In The Middle With You
Suicide Is Painless (M*A*S*H)
Sultans Of Swing
Summer Breeze
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Super Love
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Tales To Warm Your Mind
Teach Your Children Well
Tears On My Pillow
Teen Angel
Tennessee River
Thank God And Greyhound
Thank God For You
Thank The Lord For The Nighttime
The Closer You Get
The Heat Is On
The House Is Rockin
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Streak
The Thunder Rolls
The Walk
The Weight
The Winner
There Is A Reason
Third Rate Romance
This Magic Moment
This Old Guitar
Those Were The Days
Throw The Bums Out
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
Time In A Bottle
Tin Man
Touch Me When We're Dancing
Traces Of Love
Tupelo County Line
Turn The Page
Two Dollars In The Juke Box
Unchained Melody
Under The Boardwalk (F)
Ventura Highway (Dmaj7)
Viola, An American Dream
Wait A Minute
Wake Up
Walk Of Life
We Beleive In Happy Endings
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted
When A Man Loves Woman
When I Call Your Name
When I Stop Dreaming
When The Sun Goes Down
Whiskey Basin Blues
Whispering Pines
Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw
Wichita Lineman
Will It Go 'Round In Circles
Wille, Waylon and Me
Wind Beneath My Wings
With A Little Help From My Friends
Wolverton Mountain
Wonderful Tonight (G)
Wonderful World
Wooley Swamp
Workin Man Blues
Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
You Know I Love You
You Send Me
You're The One (G)

Influences & Inspiration

John Denver, Merl Haggard, Bobby Bare, Buck Owens, the Hollies, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Arte Shaw, Cab Callaway, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Roy Clark, Henry Mancini, Neil Hefty, and Floyd Cramer.

Setup Requirements

12 x 12 space

electricity (ext. cord may be needed if over 25' away)

lighting (if needed)


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