Clayton Waller, the Nashville music artist known as Rock Eupora, creates a unique blend of gritty rock and shimmering pop. Waller has developed his fuzz pop sound over the course of three full-length albums – which he wrote, performed, and produced all himself.
Released in August 2018, the third album Rock Eupora is simultaneously Waller’s most cohesive and sonically daring project to date. The self-titled album was recorded in a professional studio as opposed to his typical DIY approach, allowing the intricate details of each track to be fully appreciated. Seamless transitions weave the songs together in what resembles a stream of creative consciousness—yet every song tells a story strong enough to stand on its own.
“The new record is very personal. I put so much into these songs. I think I have a tendency to care too much… I have to remind myself to just make art and enjoy it,” Waller explains.
Commitment to his craft is what has carried Rock Eupora this far, garnering attention from venerable local media publications such as Nashville Scene and NATIVE Magazine as well as national outlets like Impose and PureVolume. It is evident that Waller really believes every word he’s singing, making it easy for listeners to believe too. This sincerity is what gives Rock Eupora the ability to connect with people of varying ages and backgrounds, a gift that doesn’t come naturally to all artists.
The energy of Rock Eupora is fully realized in the live performance. While typically operating as a 4-piece, the RE band contains a more-or-less permanent group of core musicians with a revolving door of additional friends. “I think it’s safe to say we’re a lot heavier live than you might think… I usually end up on the ground at some point during the set,” Waller jokes. Rock Eupora maintains a steady touring schedule, bringing his action-packed show all over the United States.