Clutchy Hopkins - "3:02" / by Matt Bomarr

A mysterious cloud hangs over all things Clutchy. The man released The Life of Clutchy Hopkins out of the blue via Ubiquity Records back in 2006, and to this day, he has still remained anonymous. There's somewhat of a cult following for this man, largely in part because of the mystique surrounding him, but also in part to the quality of all the music he's released to date ...including Walking Backwards, Music Is My Medicine, Clutch of the Tiger (with Shawn Lee), and the lesser-known The Misled Children Meet Odean Pope. People have speculated that he is none other than DJ Shadow, or maybe Cut Chemist, or maybe even one of the Beastie Boys. Clutchy's bio claims that he is a middle-aged man, former close friend of Moondog, who lives in a cave in the Mojave desert. It's a really fasinating world to get wrapped up in. Do a google search and see for yourself. This site has some great info about him, and it's a great place to start. Check out his Misled Children releases here and here