New Web Site

Hey Friends of The Clarksdale Ghosts:

I’m putting together a new web site where I’ll be posting information about The Clarksdale Ghosts and other various musical projects with include solo shows, shows with The Dusty Boxcars (my duo/trio project with Kerry Strazdins) and information about my planned solo studio album that I plan to record and publish within the next 18 months.

Please consult the new web site for gigs and other information as this one will be going down within the next couple of months.  Thanks.


J.T. Draper with Chris Phillips @ FATS GRILL in Sugarhouse!

Hey heartbreakers!  Chris and I will be playing Fats Grill for a post-Valentine’s Day blues bash that you won’t want to miss.  This will be acoustic blues and roots the way it was meant to be played in one of SLC’s best-sounding basement rooms.  They got bar food galore, pool tables…, and booze, of course!JT DRAPER AT FATS larger

Show at 9 PM.  No cover.  Don’t forget your I.D. and cab fare if needed!

Also, that following Tuesday, February 18, we’ll be at The Piper Down doing the same kind of thing for those of you crazy enough to leave the house on a weeknight!  9 PM and no cover.  21+.

Another thing, don’t forget our gigs this coming weekend.  We’re gonna be a Pat’s BBQ this Friday, February 7.  7-9 PM.  Bring the kids!  Sunday the 9th we’re at Snowbird’s Tram Club.  3:30-6:30 PM. No cover. 21+.  Both gigs will be electric with Brady on bass and Mark Mottonon on drums!





Acoustic Trio at Snowbird Today!

We played a great electric quartet gig yesterday afternoon at Snowbird’s Tram Club with special guest Mark Chaney on drums.  We’ve been asked back to play an acoustic trio today, featuring J.T. on guitars and vocals, Chris Phillips on harmonicas, and Mark Chaney will be with us again on percussion.

Music starts at 3:30 and we’ll play until 6:30 or so.  Come on up for some apre ski jams!

Music This Week: J.T. @ Piper; Sundance SLC Music Cafe; The Tram Club

We’ve got quite a bit of music happening this week:  J.T. Draper will be at The Piper Down  on Tuesday, January 21 with several other acoustic musicians as part of Sweet Salt Records’ artist showcase. Music at 9. PM.  I should be playing early, hopefully. 21+.

On Friday, January 24, we’re doing an acoustic trio at the Visit Salt Lake Sundance Film Festival Music Cafe at Sicilia Pizza. We’ll be on at 6 PM.  This is an all ages event, but this venue does have a full bar.  And pizza.

Saturday, we’re back at Snowbird’s Tram Club for some apre ski blues and roots rock.  This will be a full quartet electric gig and I’m pulling out the Stratocaster for sure!  Music from 3:30-7:30 PM.  21+.

No cover for any of these, but don’t forget your I.D. for the bar gigs.  We hope to see your smilin’ faces!






Friday: JT Draper @ The IAMA Coffeehouse & FATS Grill

I’ve got a couple of solo gigs back to back on Friday Night.  If you’re feeling a little pious, I’ll be doing a set at The IAMA Coffeehouse at The SLC 1st Unitarian Church.  Music at 7:30.  This hosted event will also feature music by Pat & Roy, Guy Benson, and Marv Hamilton.

If you’re looking to get crazy, meet me in the basement at FATS Grill.  Music at 9 PM.  I’m gonna cry some blues, blow some nasty harp, and slice it up on the Dobro.  21+.  No cover.

Holiday Season Shows: J.T. Draper @ The IAMA Coffeehouse Concert on Friday; Flatbread Pizzaria on New Years Day

Happy holidays, All!  We’ve got a couple of shows coming up soon.  First, JT Draper will play at the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association’s Coffee House Series at The First Salt Lake City Unitarian Church.  Doors open at 6:30.  Music starts at 7:30.  This performance will include several other musicians TBA. $5 donation.  You may bring food, beer and/or wine (but no hard liquor.  The Coffee Garden will provide free coffee for the event.

Coffee House December

Also, on New Years Day, we’ll be doing a trio gig (JT, Brady, and Chris) at Flatbread Pizzeria, which is housed in the on old Granite Furniture building in Sugarhouse.  Music at 6 PM.  No cover.  All ages.  This is our first time at this establishment, so we are excited.

Other shows are in the works. Including a couple of dates at Snowbird Resort’s Tram Club on January 25 and February 9.