naked Players

Here's a little bit about the folks who played and sang on the naked CD:

Michael Clarke -- Drums and precussion. He's performed with Stuff, The Mamas and The Papas, Delbert McClinton, Eddie Kendricks, Cissy Houston, Rodney Crowell, Matraca Berg, Little Anthony, Ben E. King and others. He has recorded with Stuff, Rodney Crowell, Matraca Berg, Jerry Reed, Kim Richey, Beth Nielson-Chapman, Ben E. King and the list goes on. Before coming to Nashville, Mike worked in New York on records and jingles. He still has the cereal bowl and spoons he played on the Apple Jacks commercial (That's him saying "J is for Jacks")

Diana DeWitt -- Her list of credits is too long to print here, check it out by clicking on her name.. She just finished up work on Universal Records artist Billy Myers' new album with producer David Tyson. National jingles, touring, background vocals on many records, lead vocals on TV shows and even a top 20 record called "You Break it You Pay For It" with John Tesh. She is an amazing singer!

David Francis -- info coming soon

Charles Frichtel -- bass & vocals Singer/songwriter and instrumentalist, Charles has recorded and performed with artists as talented and diverse as Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, America, Chaka Khan, Gregory Hines, Sheena Easton, Marilyn McCoo, John Tesh and Perla Batalla. He can also be heard singing the theme to NBC's syndicated hit sitcom"Saved By The Bell." After 18 years on the LA music scene, Charles is taking a new direction in Nashville pursuing songwriting and is in the process of completing his first solo release. He continues to write with friend and fellow McDonald bandmate, Bernie Chiaravalle (Silent Partner) as well as other songwriters in the Nashville community.

Wayland Patton -- a highly respected songwriter, performing artist, and studio background vocalist. Raised on a farm near Fort Worth, Texas, Wayland moved to Nashville in 1986. Within one month he was on the road as a member of the ACM award winning Ricky Skaggs Band. In 1987, he was chosen to be among a select group of musicians known as "The Nashville Masters". The group (which featured Mark O'Connor and Jerry Douglas) toured extensively throughout Eastern Europe, Turkey and Portugal. In 1991, Wayland was signed to a recording contract by Capitol Records and released his solo debut album "Gulf Stream Dreamin" in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. He is also a featured writer in the book Soul of a Writer, which was released in the spring of 1997. Wayland co-wrote the recent single "All I Do Is Love Her", performed by Epic recording artist James Bonamy. His song "Land of the Living" was one of two new songs featured on Pam Tillis' Greatest Hits Package. Wayland also plays acoustic guitar on the road with 1996 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Patty Loveless.

Tommy Spurlock -- info coming soon

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