Marc Clement put down his musical roots playing around campfires and family hoedowns in and around Dauphin Manitoba. In recent years he has focused more on his own music leading to his first full production recording, CROOKED JOURNEY produced by Shawn “Swifty” Jonasson. Bent towards Americana and alt-country, this singer-songwriter has a diverse style ranging from introspective and soulful to rocking and witty. Musical influences that bleed through include a mix of artists like Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. Always an engaging and charismatic performer, Marc connects with audiences.
His diverse collection of songs on his debut album CROOKED JOURNEY (released October 2015), run the gamut from power ballads and raw hurting songs to elevating two-steppers, and back around to driving roots rock. Subject matter includes seizing the day, love in the new age, regret, and personal demons. Canadian stories are told of the touring musician and the oil rig worker.
Notable artists that appear on the record include: Shawn “Swifty” Jonasson (The Swiftys, Old Reliable), Shuyler Jansen (Old Reliable), Darrek Anderson (The Dungarees), Kayla Luky, Melisa Stefaniw (The George Bushes), Ian Macintosh (The Sturgeons) and Dan Walsh.
Marc is joined live by The Journeymen including: John Wilson (lap-steel, guitars), Todd Lesage (drums), Jose Cabral (bass) with Annette Clement providing harmony. Marc has also performed for years as half of The Handsome Fatties, and as accompaniment alongside Canadian recording artists including The Swiftys and Mike Lynch.
FEATURE SONGS / FORMATS: ( * indicates feature track)
Rock / Adult Alternative
* CROOKED JOURNEY
– ALL KILLER NO FILLER
* WAY ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY
* CHILDREN AND TREES
– RIG RAGS TO RICHES
Heavy Rock / Alternative Rock
* WITH APOLOGIES
* SOMETHING I CANNOT SEE
Humorous / Comedy / Alternative Country
– INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY LOVE SONG