Clay Aiken – A Dream, Music, and Friends

Have you heard of the Winter Jazzfest in New York City?  This week-long event features musicians that are both veterans in the field and others that are on their way up.

The Jazzfest is going on in New York right now.

On Saturday night, Quiana Parler and her new group, Ranky Tanky, performed at the Jazzfest.  One of the members of the group is Clay Ross.  He is a talented guitarist.

According to social media, Clay Ross and Clay Aiken met each other and Clay Ross posted a picture and message on Instagram:

clayrossmusic: I’m honored to be a part of @quianaparler ‘s “Clay” collection 😜

I am so glad that Ranky Tanky had the opportunity to perform at the Winter Jazzfest in New York.  Click on Ranky Tanky for more information.

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King


Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Day!

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“We will not resort to violence. We will not degrade ourselves with hatred. 
Love will not be returned with hate.” 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time of remembrance established by the U.S. government to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as his birthday is on Jan. 15.

The day is observed on the third Monday of January each year and gives us a day to reflect on the monumental changes that one man set in motion.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King, a Baptist Preacher and American Civil Rights Leader, preached non-violence and worked to bring about social, political and economic equality for African-American citizens. His eloquent pleas for racial justice in the 1950’s and 1960’s won the support of millions of people both black and white. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1964 for leading the black struggle for equality through non-violence.

King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously in 1977 for his efforts in fighting prejudice. And in 1986 The United States Congress established a national holiday to honor Doctor King.


On a National Holiday, I think of Clay’s wonderful singing 

on the Capitol Mall in 

Washington DC!

It was beautiful!

 Take a moment today and think about Martin Luther King Jr.  He changed all our lives!

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3 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Dream, Music, and Friends

  1. Great quotes of Martin Luther King – very meaningful! Glad to honor the man on this special day.

    Nice to see Quiana’s two Clay’s – she knows how to pick her music-men. Also like what I have heard of the Ranky Tanky Music.

    Proud od Clay’s songs from the Capitol 4th! He performed them beautifully!

  2. Thank you, CANN for the great pictures and of OMC performing at Washington, DC. Also love the picture of Clay with Clay!

  3. I'm also very glad to honor revern martin luther king on this his special day and it sure is grand to see quandas two clays she sure does know how ta pickher music men and I also like what I have also herd about the ranky tanky music

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