From the album ~ Songs from the Jon Boat

South Carolina Lowcountry native, Clay Rice, an internationally known silhouette artist, is also a song writer and musician. Clay has been described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion.” Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist” and traveled worldwide, sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers. Songs from the Jon Boat is Clay’s way of putting his story telling talent to music.

The Jon Boat song is a ballad about the relationship between a boat, father, and son.

clay in the jon boat

I Know How the River Feels

12-20-12 SUNRISE 1

Now I know how the river feels
When it reaches the sea
And finally finds the place
It was always meant to be.

Diamond Rio

I Know How the River Feels (Steven Dale Jones & Amy Powers)

From the album Unbelieveable

Sunrise over the marsh, Intracoastal Waterway, and Sullivan’s Island, SC, as seen from the Pitt Street Bridge Park, Mount Pleasant, SC