Prior to the evening concert, Cliff will teach a Songwriting Workshop from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street in Oswego.
Cliff Eberhardt has been a fixture on the national singer-songwriter stage for 30 years - first playing guitar for folk legend Richie Havens and others, then securing his own status as a formidable songwriter with his epic debut "The Long Road" on Windham Hill Records.
Nine albums of critical acclaim and millions of miles later, he continues to wow audiences with his humorous stories, sophisticated song style and dynamic guitar performances. His songs have been cut by Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Buffy St. Marie, David Broza, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell (Cry, Cry, Cry), Erasure, Russ Taff and many more.
"Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings.” —Philly Rock Guide
Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Pennsylvania, he was fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), and he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.
During the afternoon workshop Eberhardt will give students a brief but vital history of songwriting. He will then go on to give each student personal attention with helpful tips on how to make their melodies more interesting and the lyrics more pertinent, clear and emotional. To hear a video clip or receive more information consult their websites at: www.cliffeberhardt.net and www.louisemosrie.com
Concert tickets are $15 (advance sale) and free for workshop attendees. The workshop is $35. Concert fee is half price for ages 16 and younger; and under 5 free.
Tickets can be purchased at any Music Hall show, on-line, or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Find more information online at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or email: [email protected]
The Music Hall is a not-for-profit community arts organization, founded to provide a performance venue for the community and support for performing artists. It is run wholly by volunteers since its inception more than 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. SUNY student interns help run shows and public school students can earn credit for community service.
Music Hall events are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.