A lot of soap stars have talents besides acting. Many of them are also musically inclined, such as THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Scott Clifton (Liam)! In fact, back when he was playing Dillon on GENERAL HOSPITAL, the actor recorded some songs and released two EPs and two full-length albums!
While the actor/musician has shown off some of his guitar playing and singing on social media, he recently displayed a whole new side to his musical skills by sharing a video of himself playing a cajón, a percussion instrument originally from Peru. It can be played with the hands or with brushes, and different sounds can be created by striking the sides.
“First time playing cajón in a decade (and as you’ll see, I’m very rusty),” Clifton declared on Instagram. “[My son] Ford and I strolled into a Guitar Center the other day and were having some fun in the percussion section when he discovered one of these, eyes wide with wonder. It reminded me I still have one in the attic somewhere and he begged me to find it once we got home.”
And after retrieving the instrument from the attic, Clifton wasn’t the only one enjoying playing the cajón. His seven-year-old son can’t resist it! “Ford’s been playing it every night after dinner, with his favorite Roblox songs in the background,” the proud dad revealed. “(If you’re a parent, you know.) And yes, I can’t play it without making this stupid face.”
In the video, Clifton seems to start off tentatively, but soon gets into the rhythm and although interrupted at one point by Ford (telling his son to put something in the trash, not the toilet!), puts on a heck of a performance!
It’s just a shame that B&B can’t find a way to showcase Clifton’s musical skills on the soap! It would be great to see a whole new side of Liam!