The Les Cheneaux Sessions 2015, No. 9

Filmed in September 2015, Paul Pickering reads his poem “On the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River” just before Judson Claiborne performs his song “Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning” with help from horns, strings, and Rosie Tucker. Paul Pickering grew up in Selma, Alabama. He earned an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at… More

April 2010

April, the subtle tear of spring. These seasonal movements– scored by a languid cellist –are quaint in their sexuality. The sun asks no simple questions, and in its light I become a prospector panning damage for identity. This month T.C. Boyle sits down with me to discuss the inspiration behind Wild Child, we stream Judson… More

Chris Salveter

Haunting, beautiful, and sweetly melancholic, the music of Judson Claiborne has long been a favorite of Fogged Clarity. In a very special acoustic session, founder and frontman Christopher Claiborne Salveter sits down in a Lakeview apartment to talk and play a few songs, including a rare solo rendition of the Low Skies track, It is True. More

Judson Claiborne

Thax Douglas 7/13/09- Schuba’s Tavern Thinking it’s a pillow you let your head fall back, but fooled by empty space again you crane your neck and realize it’s a map- you wonder if you let your head fall far enough if you could live there. Thax Douglas is a poet living in Chicago. He is… More

An Evening with the Clarity

The night of June 20th was a special one for the clarity. 350 people gathered for nearly 4 hours to celebrate beauty and drink good beer. Every performer brought it hard, and the evening became one of emotional intimacy. The small, acoustically capable theater played host to passionate artists who executed their respective talents with… More

Chris Salveter

Lead singer of Judson Claiborne, Chris Salveter sits down with Ben Evans to discuss his work and play a few acoustic tracks from his latest album Before Midnight Scholar. More