Evanie Clay

United States

The first time I knew I was in love was when I was 4 yrs old! I remember watching a female drummer play, at a time when female drummers were not as welcomed. I went home and pulled out my mother’s biggest pots and pans; that’s all I remember! I’ve played the drums on and off since I was ten, learning by watching the church drummer from the choir stands. Hence, the reason I am right handed, but I play left…open handed. I’ve suffered through several back and neck surgeries. At one time the dr wasnt sure if I would be able to play again. However, that was the main thing that motivated me; I had to get back on the to drums. I’m shaking off a 3 yr sabbatical and although I was tired…IT FELT SOOOO GOOD.

I’m 43, but it’s never too late to live out your dreams. Thank you for going on this journey with me!

75 Comments

  1. Juan Goodson on April 20, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Awesome!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

      Thank you so much Pastor!

  2. Rebecca Massey on April 20, 2022 at 5:25 am

    You are the number 1 drum player that I know, I love your passion for the Lord, keep going Evanie!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

      Thank you so much Rebecca!

  3. Vicki Carlson on April 20, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Love Evanie the nurse , Evanie the mom of four, and Evanie the drummer! UNBELIEVABLE!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Thank you so much Vicki!

  4. Tammy Young on April 20, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Great

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Thank you so much Tammy!

  5. Alexis Clay on April 20, 2022 at 6:07 am

    I love it !!! Such a graceful and wonderful on beat drummer ❤️

    • Christina Rhoden on April 27, 2022 at 9:37 am

      I see you Chic! You ain’t missed a beat😁 DOPENESS 🥁

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:14 am

      Thank you so much Alexis!!

      • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:14 am

        Thank you so much Christina!

  6. David on April 20, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Loved the pocket!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:15 am

      Thank you so much David!

  7. Maria Marvels-Stubbs on April 20, 2022 at 6:28 am

    I am voting for Evanie Clay. She is an outstanding beautiful woman of GOD. She is intentional about what she do. She has a spirit of excellence within her. I recommend that she will be chosen by you so that she can show her talents. THANK YOU.

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:15 am

      Thank you so much Maria!!

  8. Avis Clark on April 20, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Hands down, Evanie Clay is a beast on the drum sets.

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much Avis!

  9. Angela Covington on April 20, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Amazing!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much Angela!

  10. rasila queen on April 20, 2022 at 9:16 am

    I enjoyed this so much and am so glad you chose a religious song. I wanted to do that also for my entry, but it didn’t work out with the church group I thought I was a part of. So I had to pull out an old video because I prefer live jperformances. Maybe next year. Much luck at winning.

    Queenie

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much Rasila!

  11. Gbolahan Fatoyinbo Fatoyinbo on April 20, 2022 at 10:23 am

    You are awesome and wishing you the best .

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:17 am

      Thank you so much Gbolahan!

  12. Elana Ratliff on April 20, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Your performance really touched my soul. Your tenacity is impeccable and the way you were playing the drums. The whole world needs to witness this amazing woman and her talent. Good choice and selection of music. My vote is for Evanie Clay, great job lady!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:18 am

      Thank you so much Elana!

  13. Katherine Jones on April 20, 2022 at 10:53 am

    YOU WON!! I love to see you play. The only drummer I know who can play in their sleep.

    • Varnell Bien-Aime Varnell Bien-Aime on April 23, 2022 at 5:43 pm

      Bwaaaahaaaa she is that good!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:18 am

      Thank you so much Katherine!!

  14. Ken B. on April 20, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Drummer princess

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Thank you so much Ken!

  15. Keisha Brown on April 20, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Yesssss!!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Thank you so much Keisha!

  16. Beatrice Springd on April 20, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Yep!!! So talented!!! You did that!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much Beatrice!

  17. Vera R on April 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Queen go on and claim your crown. “DITTO” to all the previous comments on your tenacity, ability and passion.

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much Vera!!

  18. Chiquita frazier on April 20, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Awesome👍🏾

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:21 am

      Thank you so much Chiquita!

  19. Jasmine on April 20, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    You are the best!!! Your passion ❤️

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:22 am

      Thank you so much Jasmine!

  20. Brenda Moss on April 20, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Awesome and passionate drummer . You already got the VICTORY!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Thank you so much Brenda!

  21. Maya Clay on April 21, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Yesss🔥

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Thank you so much Maya!!

  22. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 22, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Killer backbeat and feel! Loved this performance.

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Maria!!

  23. Jay McCal on April 22, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Amazing talent!!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Jay!

  24. li m on April 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    great job, you’re awesome!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Li!

  25. Esther Crain-Holden on April 23, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Good Luck!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Esther!

  26. Carolyn Potts on April 23, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Evanie,
    I’m glad that you are able to play the drums again – so inspiring!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Carolyn!

  27. Brianna Howard on April 23, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Definitely got my vote!❤️❤️

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much Brianna!!

  28. Varnell Bien-Aime Varnell Bien-Aime on April 23, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Natural and gifted…….go get em!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much Varnell!

  29. Dino on April 23, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Evanie is BADDDD!!!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much Dino!

  30. Daniel Napper on April 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    God Given Talent!!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Nap!!

  31. Stacey Bacon on April 24, 2022 at 7:19 am

    I’m all in support of E

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Stacey!

  32. Rebecca Massey on April 24, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    She is amazing

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Thank you so much Rebecca!

  33. YVONNE REED on April 26, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BEST OF THE BEST! NOW, THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:06 am

      Thank you so much Yvonne!

  34. Britnie Johnson on April 28, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Love it! Always be amazing on the drums! #Gifted

    • evanieclay@gmail.com evanieclay@gmail.com on May 3, 2022 at 11:06 am

      Thank you so much Britnie!

  35. Daniel Napper on May 3, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Blessed

    • Tiara on May 4, 2022 at 8:06 am

      Awesome!!! Very impressive!!!

  36. Turenza Woods on May 5, 2022 at 5:12 am

    When you LOVE something, you are intentional about it. Keeping representing and “beat” those drums like no one is watching. You have an awesome gift.

  37. Turenza Woods on May 5, 2022 at 5:25 am

    When you LOVE something you are intentional. Keep “beating” those drums like no one is watching. You are blessed with a gift.

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