As the one-time singer-songwriter and guitarist for Philadelphia's The Stand, McClatchy guided The Stand through a successful run that included being named Best Unsigned Band by both East Coast Rocker Magazine and WMMR Radio.
McClatchy’s music blurs the lines between all styles of American music. Rock, folk, and country are all touchstones of his songwriting. McClatchy and his band have worked nationally with acts as varied as Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad, The BoDeans and Little Steven. McClatchy also performed acoustically with artists like T-Bone Burnette and Corey Glover (Living Colour).
McClatchy left his native Philadelphia for New York City to join forces with Scott Kempner and Manny Caiati of The Del Lords. In 2000, McClatchy and Kempner paired up as artist and producer on McClatchy's debut album, Blue Moon Revisited.