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Cliff Westfall w/ Special Guest Graham Norwood at NACL Theatre
June 29, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12.00
CLIFF WESTFALL is a New York City-based honky tonk bandleader. A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, his debut album, Baby You Win, appeared on multiple “Best of 2018” lists, not only in the US but also in Canada, Ireland, the UK, and Sweden. Backed by a five-piece band of some of NYC’s finest musicians, his songs combine clever and insightful lyrics with classic honky tonk hooks.
“…[S]ome of the most cunning and richly melodic country to grace us in the genre’s contemporary era…” – PopMatters
“The joint will be jumpin’ when you play this album from Kentucky-born, New York-based country artist Cliff Westfall … [who] combines witty lyrics with a back-to-basics approach that variously recalls such artists as the Flatlanders, Dwight Yoakam and Gram Parsons.” – No Depression
“…Baby You Win showcases Westfall’s keen ability to take the best bits of country and rock past and modernize (but not sterilize) them.”– Magnet
“If Elvis Costello had made an album of original country songs, it would have sounded something like this.” – New York Music Daily
Opening for Cliff will be some-time band-mate Graham Norwood, who writes, plays and sings songs of uncommon beauty. His 3-1/2 octave vocal range, dynamic guitar playing, and versatile songwriting allow him to work in a wide range of styles while always preserving his own unique artistic voice.