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Cliff Stevens Live in Germany

by Cliff Stevens

Canadian blues-rock guitarist Cliff Stevens live album recorded during the 2017 Grass Won't Grow European Tour - truly a guitar album!
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. I Know (Live)
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2. Don't You Say (Live)
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3. I Want You to Tell Me (Live)
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4. Finger Swinging (Live)
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5. Need You to Love Me (Live)
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6. Crying My Heart Out (Live)
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7. Running (Live)
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8. Price You Pay (Live)
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9. Don't Walk Away (Live)
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10. Finger Express (Live)
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11. Said the Wrong Thing (Live)
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cliff Stevens is an award-winning guitarist/singer/songwriter in the blues rock genre from Montreal, Canada.
He has played the blues and toured for several decades throughout Canada, Europe and Morocco. In 2014 the Cliff
Stevens Band supported legendary rock band Wishbone Ash on their European Tour for 33 dates in five countries.
He will embark on his fifth European Tour in January 2018 playing in five countries before enthusiastic crowds.

Cliff Stevens Live in Germany was recorded during the 2017 Grass Won't Grow European Tour during which the band
played 27 dates in 5 countries over 30 days. As Music Life Magazine put it - "Cliff Stevens is probably one of the
hardest working blues musicians around."

BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE (UK) – “The quality of his writing, singing and guitar playing make it an album to listen to
again and again…quality oozes out of every track…this man is totally awesome!”

BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE (USA) – “This is a great release from a great artist…hot licks and cool music…drips with feeling
and emotion…blistering leads and swinging beats…”

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE (USA) – “Solid album of modern blues-rock…catchy and well crafted.”

CONCERT MONKEY (The Netherlands) - “Crying guitar…beautiful full voice…haunting and melancholy… vintage seventies feeling…makes you happy…”

MONTREAL BLUES SOCIETY - “Excellent guitar work…perfect vocal delivery…songs that would please any fan of the genre…a standout offering”

Cliff Stevens’ solo debut on Preservation Blues Review (Preservation Records 1997) featured two original songs
that received critical acclaim. His self-titled album Cliff Stevens received awards & praise:

REAL BLUES MAGAZINE - “Top 10 Albums, Top 10 Guitarists, Best Original Song”
It also spent 18 months on the Top 100 new CD’s charts.

BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE (UK) - “…Fine slide…finely wrought vocal style…quality quality songs.”

BIO
Cliff Stevens has been playing guitar professionally for longer than he sometimes cares to admit, around 35 years to be
vaguely precise. Like so many blues musicians before him, he spent much of his career displaying his significant talents
in relative obscurity as a sideman with various travelling groups. Crowds ranged anywhere from 14,000 at the Montreal International
Jazz Festival to 1,400 at the Medley Club in Montreal to 14 drunks in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Like a moth to a flame, Stevens was drawn irresistibly to the genre. He recalls learning to play at 13 jamming for hours to slow blues
in a coffee house in his home town of Montreal that was a hot bed for Canadian guitarists like Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush and being
influenced by the foremost British and American blues rock guitarists of the day. “Clapton just jammed all night long and I was blown away,”
Stevens says of a Cream concert that he attended in Montreal in 1968. “I then saw Johnny Winter in 1970 and memorized every lick I could.”

The non-stop grind of six-nights a week on the road mixed with alcohol and drugs took its toll. “I was burned out, disillusioned, I badly
needed a break,” says Stevens who stepped away from music from 1982 to 1985 to drive taxi in Toronto. He also went back to school earning
a Masters Degree in Music and Education from Concordia University in Montreal and explored other musical styles. “I really got into jazz
for a while but I kept getting calls for blues gigs and had no real opportunity to master the jazz language,” he says.

After 7 years of sobriety, Stevens headed back out on the road but suffered a relapse while performing in Morocco. “It lasted close to 3 years
and almost did me in – it was really rough,” he confides. Alcohol and drug-free since 1998 and with a renewed focus on his love of the blues,
Stevens’ solo career has taken flight. Two songs, Said the Wrong Thing and Crying My Heart Out that he composed in Paris in 1997 appeared to
much acclaim on the Preservation Blues Review compilation CD.

In 2009, Stevens released his self-titled debut album comprised of fifteen tracks, eight of them original. It spent 18 months on the Top 100
New CD chart and was nominated for Album of the Year by Le Lys Blues. Real Blues Magazine ranked it among the top 10 Canadian blues albums of 2009,
Stevens among the top ten blues guitarists and awarded Don’t Walk Away Best Original Song. It has been available on CD Baby for the last five years.

With his Clapton-like looks, raspy vocals and vast knowledge and virtuosity as a blues guitarist, Stevens is recognized as the world’s premier
Eric Clapton impersonator, faithfully and respectfully recreating the music of a legend and one of his formative influences.

A great guitarist who sings the blues with the road-hardened voice of experience, Cliff Stevens is a must see.


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