Join us on Saturday, December 5, 2015
Show starts at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Cost: $18 Adults at the door, $10 Students with ID,
children under 12 free, Public Assistance FREE
with Louise Mosrie
Photo by Rodney Bursiel Photography
Cliff Eberhardt 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, playing the Eastern club circuit until Cliff turned twenty-one and moved to Carbondale, Illinois. There he found space to develop his own voice within a vibrant and supportive music scene that included Shawn Colvin. After a couple of years there and a short stay in Colorado, Cliff moved to New York City, an ideal musician's boot camp in 1978.
Cliff worked steadily on his music throughout the 80's, doing solo gigs and studio work, and playing guitar on the road with Richie Havens, Melanie and others. Singing advertising jingles for products like Coke, Miller Beer and Chevrolet ("The Heartbeat of America" campaign) allowed him to devote more time to his songwriting.
In 1990 Cliff's song "My Father's Shoes," appeared on Windham Hill's Legacy collection, leading to a deal with the label. They released Cliff's first album, The Long Road (1990), a work featuring a duet with Richie Havens. The critical response to this debut was outstanding. He followed with 12 Songs of Good and Evil (1997) on Red House Records. The High Above and the Down Below (2007) album reached critical acclaim by USA Today.
Cliff got a phone call from the Folger Theatre and Shakespeare Library in Washington DC in 2011 to write original songs for the classic "The Taming of the Shrew". The play was a huge success with 7 weeks of solid sold-out shows in the Spring of 2012. In 2013, Cliff was awarded a coveted Helen Hayes Award for Sound Design and the cast won for Best Ensemble. Some of the songs on Shrew Songs are from Cliff's past work and some are brand new.
Photo by Gregg Roth Photography
Louise Mosrie grew up in the small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings. After college in Knoxville, she "borrowed" her brother's Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs. The early material was mostly acoustic pop as she tried to channel her English roots.
In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called "Home" because she'd come full circle in her "voice" as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced once as "...William Faulkner with a guitar". With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. "Home" debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.