The Eclectic Cafe
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mic and 8:30pm for the featured performers.

First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.

Our next concert is on Saturday April 13, 2019, featuring:

Cliff Eberhardt

Cliff Eberhardt has been described as both a songwriter's songwriter and the missing link between Cole Porter and Paul McCartney. His songs elicit strong emotions with tightly crafted lyrics and melodies that instantly feel classic, but it's his signature soulful performance that sparks them each to critical mass. "Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit," notes the New York Post, and Sing Out magazine singles out Cliff Eberhardt's "palpable intimacy and passion" while calling him "an outstanding writer." With a gravelly voice richly steeped in feelings Eberhardt unfailingly sings his heart out, whether on a fragile love ballad, a simmering blues smoker, or a wry snippet of everyday commentary.
Cliff knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. At fifteen, Cliff and his brother Geoff began touring as an acoustic duo.
Cliff eventually moved to New York City and in the early eighties was a founding member of the Fast Folk Music Cooperative, a seminal support community for the Greenwich Village Folk Revival. He first achieved true national prominence in 1990 with the release of his debut album The Long Road which the Philadelphia Inquirer characterized as a "repeatedly astounding collection".
All told, Cliff has released ten albums to date. Cliff joined Red House Records in 1997 and has recorded five albums for that label, the most recent in 2009, 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions. In 2011, he released an acoustic album of Doors songs, All Wood and Doors, on Beechwood Recordings with fellow musician James Lee Stanley, backed by an all star cast of musicians including John Densmore and Robby Krieger from the original band.
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Admission is $25 at the door or $22 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, April 12.
Number of Tickets: 
You can use PayPal or any major credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Note that we do not issue physical tickets.  Please check-in at the ticket table with the name you used to purchase the advance ticket(s).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused admissions.

A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from this concert


The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May at:


The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706
For show info: 631-661-1278

Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church.

The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The open mic will last for approximately 50 minutes. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés.

Refreshments are available.

We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Questions or comments about this web page? Email me. For booking inquiries please email here.