... but this is not Clator's first epic. Clator also poured his heart and soul (and life savings) into the recording of his first album, A Critical State of Affairs, in which he tackles the troubling side of media culture. Clator infuses his progressive-rock roots into alternative, folkish and anthemic songs on the eclectic 14-cut, independently-produced album, which has been featured on DC-101 FM's Local Lix and on the nationally syndicated Greaseman Show.
A former newspaper reporter and editor who now runs his own Web consulting company, Clator has written and performed almost every note on his recordings. But no man is an island. On White Collar Crime, rising DC drumming sensation Jon Jester re-recorded all of the drumming, giving White Collar Crime a bombastic wall of sound that punctuates every melody, every riff, and every emotion.
Clator's introduction to music began with the church choir at the age of five. Refusing to take piano lessons early on because he enjoyed playing by ear, he later learned to read and understand music when he took up trombone in middle school. Upon getting his first electric guitar at age 16, he began writing his own music and has since performed with bands as well as solo in his various homes of Burlington, NC, Clemson, SC, Danville, VA and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Clator Butler is a member of ASCAP, the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW), and the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA).
Check out the artist's website:
1. White Collar Crime
2. Bleed Me
3. Do What They Tell You
6. Self-Indulgent Social Conscience
7. Times We Spent As One
8. Tunnel Vision
9. Don't You Bin-Laden Me
10. Holy War
11. Be My Visionary
12. On Future's Wings