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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