Roy Ruiz Clayton / Artist and Musician
My beatnik fourth grade teacher was my first influence, who chose my
” unusual” art over other students for posters, made me a musician in a rock band with older kids, which in turn influenced me to start writing songs. I loved the school janitor who took me under his wing, allowing me to work for my lunch, washing dishes everyday as our family had no money. Our move to Kentucky has been a gift to which I hope to keep giving back.