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CLP Audio is your one-stop source for your next live music or corporate event! We offer turn-key events, handling all aspects of designing, planning, and execution. Our staff has 30+ years of experience with live audio, lighting, and staging. Contact us today to book your next event!

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When it comes to sound and lighting, we are your partners in creating moments that captivate, inspire, and entertain. Let us elevate your event to new heights with our unrivaled expertise and passion for audiovisual excellence.
Elevate your event with our top-tier professional equipment rental services for audio and staging. Whether you're organizing a conference, concert, trade show, or any live performance, we provide the tools and expertise to ensure your event runs flawlessly and impresses your audience.
Our Consulting and installations services are the key to achieving superior sound experiences in any setting. Whether you're a business looking to improve your meeting room audio, a venue aiming to enhance event sound quality, or an individual seeking optimal home audio solutions, we offer expert guidance and professional installation services tailored to your specific needs.


Owner & Operator

JR Everhart, AKA The Grumpy Sound Guy, is a 30-year veteran of the music production industry. As owner and operator of CLP Audio & Staging LLC, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most esteemed middle market production houses, he has been at the forefront of providing top-notch audio engineering, lighting technologies, mobile staging setups and much more. With a knack for giving up-and-coming bands and artists that extra boost they need to get their foot in the door, JR is an invaluable asset to the music industry. He always has his finger on the pulse of people’s tastes and preferences, allowing him to stay ahead of trends and get the most out of every project he touches.

What Our Clients Say

JR trained me to run a sound system when I began volunteering at my church. I do not have a sound tech background, and the majority of my training came from him.  JR was patient and always treated me with the upmost respect as I learned to run the house system and monitor board. He knew when to support and explain things to me, and when to challenge me.  I really value everything he taught me and his friendly, easy-going personality.

Covenant ChurchKarissa Cook

We have a fairly small but mostly OLD church building and wanted to upgrade the system that we had.   JR came out earlier this year to do an assessment and make suggestions.  He has major experience in helping those who know nothing about what they want or need.  He listens to your desires and makes it happen, or tells you why something in particular wouldn’t work.  JR worked hard to get a good fit at fair prices, not just something to sell us.  We even have open options to grow with what we have now, and our new equipment grows with us and won’t be obsolete next year.  Totally flexible in his schedule to meet with us and very accommodating in all things.  We wouldn’t hesitate to have JR or CLP come back and do more work in the future for us.  Nor would we hesitate to recommend CLP to anyone else.

Bunker Hill Presbyterian ChurchVickana Miller-Norton

We’ve worked with CLP many times. Recently JR has to step in and mix us FOH and did a great job. Always professional and a pleasure to work with.

The Amish OutlawsEzekiel Smith

I’ve been playing live music for most of my life all over the country. Sound engineers as passionate, talented, professional, kind, accommodating, and easy to work with as J.R. are few and far-between. He is one of the main reasons I love playing Champions so much; he makes the evening stress-free and my friends and fans always tell me that we sound better there than anywhere else. It is an honor and a pleasure working with such a pro; I wish he was our permanent engineer!!! I cannot recommend or thank him highly enough!!

Shake The RoomJeff Jones
My band and I have worked with CLP Audio for the past four or five years and we will continue to do so in the future.
We’ve built a long standing relationship with CLP, we know that they will always deliver a high quality show for us and for our audience while providing and operating our AV and stage production.
The owner has vast knowledge and experience and he values the quality of our shows just as much as we do. We consider him and his team as part of our band family and we trust them and respect them based on the  years of results they’ve delivered.
Their industry knowledge and expertise along with their great audio gear and equipment always allows us to deliver the best show possible and we never have to worry about the production when CLP Audio is onsite with us.

Vertigo Red
Meyer Schlossenberg
THUNDERBALL has had the great pleasure of working in a number of rooms throughout the region. CLP Audio and J.R. Everhart have been at the top of list of Audio Engineers we love to work with! The sound ON stage is balanced and efficient. The sound out front is much more important! And every time, it’s been upfront, full and well detailed. That’s NOT just from us, that’s according to our audiences! That’s the deciding factor for a sound company – How do you sound? With CLP, we sound like THUNDERBALL! Top quality and well maintained gear? Yep! SUPER great people to work with? Better believe it! But most of all, you will sound great! We don’t simply recommend CLP Audio, we URGE you to use them whenever possible! You can thanks us later! 🎸🔥🎤

ThunderballWilliam F. Carter

322 Sir Washington St
Inwood, WV
Tel. No. 304 676 8811
Email: jr*********@gm***.com

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