PERFORMER + SONGWRITER
“Clint Alphin writes and sings from the heart, always mindful of his rich southern roots.”
— Jeni & Billy - Original Appalachian Folk Artists
Born in the small town of Dunn, North Carolina, Clint Alphin always had a straight path to becoming a successful businessman. His family ran a second-generation meat and seafood distributing company, and it was assumed that he might someday take it over, or do something similar. Although his family are all musical, and he grew up singing and playing in church and at school, most people in Alphin’s community considered music to be a hobby, not a profession. “In that town, there aren’t a lot of models for how you can be a professional musician. The perception is that you’re either world famous, or you’re eating beanie weenies out of a can for your whole life”. For Alphin, making the choice to pursue music was a hard-fought personal battle, but one that he found to be deeply true to himself. On his newest release Straight to Marrow, Alphin explores those moments in life that move you to the bone, as he embraces and celebrates risk taking and dream chasing.
Straight To Marrow is Alphin’s second record produced by Neilson Hubbard (The Apache Relay, Matthew Perryman Jones). The production is carefully constructed to suit each song, and the record moves easily between the bluesy “Ain’t That Something,” to the feel good “Bless Your Heart,” to the more serious “You Lied” whileshowcasing Alphin’s skilled tenor vocals.
Telluride Troubadour Winner - 2017
Fresh Grass Festival Singer-Songwriter Award Finalist -2018
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase - 2018
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist - 2017
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Honorable Mention - 2017
Kerrville New Folk Finalist - 2015, 2018
Telluride Troubadour Finalist - 2013, 2015
Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Finalist - 2014