Saturday, December 26, 2009

Russell Clepper - Music

Music flows through the Clepper family and here is another cousin expressing that talent.

Russell Clepper has garnered attention and respect in San Antonio, the Texas Hill country, and many other places across the state of Texas.

Per his web site at, "Clepper was born in Lubbock and brought up mostly on the Texas coast. He came back here to go to Tech where he majored in Journalism. “I started playing the guitar and writing songs while I was a student at Tech.’ says Clepper. “Not because I didn’t have anything else to do. It was just something I was born to and Lubbock had the scene and the scenery that inspired me to go for it.” His songwriting style grew from an early love of folk, bluegrass and gospel, and later drew from songwriters such as John Prine, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Billy Joe Shaver. He first performed his original music right here in Lubbock as a member of a folk/rock trio that included local songwriter, hobo hero and cowboy, Eddie Beethoven."

Russell's daughter Emily is also a talented performer.

More details on Russell can be found at

Genealogy details can be found on page 123 of the History and Genealogy of the family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family and Malcolm McAlpine Family
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 86-62751

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