Viral video of man playing toy guitar in Walmart at 2:30 am is ridiculously good

Sep 27, 2018

Probably the last thing you would expect to see while making a late-night trip to Walmart at 2:30 a.m. (you heard me) would be an impromptu guitar session in the toy department. Even less would you expect it to be this good.

Playing on a miniature “Cars”-themed toy guitar, a goatee-sporting young man by the name of Clay Shelburn strummed out a few oddly impressive chords while friend Zac Stokes caught the whole episode on video. But they were only getting started.

The video, later dubbed the “Walmart Rockstar,” went viral on YouTube, having been viewed nearly 7.7 million times. Clay gives an impressive rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride And Joy.” But not one to hog the spotlight, Clay lets Zac take over vocals for a verse or two … and it’s good.

Clay, an accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter, can be found performing on acoustic guitar or alongside a full band in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. He also has a thorough social media presence with fans tuning in the catch his latest ballads.

Following the impromptu, late-night serenade, Clay had gotten a lot of requests for the same number but with a full-size, acoustic guitar instead of a kid, toy one. And in full vocal, this one knocks it right out of the park, telling something of Shelburn’s talent.

His own particular style of music he calls “Funktry,” a combination of funk, rock, blues, and country. Although he’s been performing since the age of 13, having written his first song at 12, it was his “Walmart Rockstar” video that got him noticed worldwide. Since then, he’s gone on to create his first full-length album, “Defined,” has toured the United States and United Kingdom, and has been constantly honing his craft and connecting with his fans.

So I’m just walking along to Gibson cafe and I stumble upon @gavindegraw! No, I didn’t ask for the selfie, he did. Haha…

Posted by Clay Shelburn on Saturday, September 22, 2018


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