DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) – A Duncan musician uses southwestern Oklahoma as inspiration for songwriting and now the landscape as a backdrop for music videos.

Originally from southern Texas, Clancy Jones now resides in southwestern Oklahoma.

About ten years ago, he left the oil industry to give his true passion, music, a chance.

Its mix of genres, including Americana, blues, folk and rock ‘n roll, results in a unique sound.

“I just love to travel and see different places and people and meet people. It motivates me and inspires me to write more songs about it and just Texas, Oklahoma, man. It’s such a beautiful landscape and I really like living here,” Clancy said.

Clancy’s latest music video, Blacktop Bound, was released last week.

It was filmed in his wife Jilli’s hometown, Duncan.

They originally planned to shoot it in Martha, Texas, but realized everything they needed was here.

“I’m so honored,” Jilli said. “It’s so nice to see the full circle of life, to come back here and be married and see him use all the resources that the city and the outskirts of the city can offer him.”

Music is in the blood for Clancy, who is related to Moon Mullican, aka the King of Hillbilly Pianists.

But the real inspiration came from his father.

“My dad inspired me to play music just by listening to it every Sunday. He brings us together like kids. I’m from a big family, so he would bring us together and we would listen to him play music. He let us play guitar or tried to,” Clancy said.

He said it was hard for him at first because he can be a bit shy, but the music helps him open up.

“Once I’m on stage and start playing guitar, once the chords start to move and flow, it’s kind of like I become a whole different person and I just feel a joy that comes out of me. It’s better than anything I’ve ever done,” Clancy said.

Clancy’s new album, Found My Way, is out May 13, with a performance at Foreman Prairie House in Duncan.

You can find Jones’ music on Spotify and YouTube as well as follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.

And visit his website clancyjones.com for upcoming performances.

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