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.
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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