Cliff was born and raised in Gainesville, FL and still lives there today, with his wife, daughter and a variety of other family members. Growing up, his two great passions were music and baseball. He was an All-State ballplayer at P.K Yonge School and signed a scholarship with Auburn. He played there briefly. Then played two years at Jones County Junior College, in Ellisville, MS. From there, he earned a degree in Radio, Television and Film from The University of West Florida. He also has a degree in computer programming. After graduation, he returned to Gainesville.
He’s a lifelong musician. Started on piano, as a boy, he eventually took up guitar. The acoustic guitar is his main instrument, but he also plays bass, mandolin and various percussion instruments. He is also a vocalist, composer and recording engineer/producer. He’s recorded 5 albums of original material and played extensively throughout Florida and the southeastern states. Some of the notable events and venues he’s played at include:
- The Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival
- The Florida Music Harvest
- The Alachua Music Harvest
- WUWF’s Radio Live.
- The Gainesville Downtown Arts Festival
- The Mill Top Tavern
- Eddie’s Attic
- The Amelia Island Wine Festival
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