With All Wood and Doors, veteran composers/ vocalists/musicians James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt took songs that are practically hard wired into our collective pop culture consciousness and put a uniquely fresh spin on them. Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed All Wood and Stones by James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf, (vintage Rolling Stones songs reinvented by Batdorf & Stanley), All Wood and Doors is the inevitable next step, and it’s not hyperbole to use the word masterpiece. Choosing twelve classics from The Doors’ catalog, Stanley & Eberhardt have maintained all of the Doors mystique, while bringing something completely new to these songs. The arrangements are focused on Eberhardt’s raspy tenor and Stanley’s dulcet baritone, combined with the incredible magic of their acoustic guitar interplay. With full endorsement and contribution of the Doors original drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger, as well as an all-star lineup of additional guest musicians, it is truly a remarkable recording. Master musicians and entertainers on their own, Stanley’s & Eberhardt’s stage show delivers a mix of the All Wood and Doors record, their own originals, and witty and humorous stories and stage banter. Doors and potluck at 6 PM, show at 7 PM. $15 suggested donation, but none turned away.
House concert at 8PM, doors at 7PM. Dan & Faith play short opening set. Contact us for details.
I'm just doing a couple of songs here after Lizanne Knot and before Cliff Eberhardt, both of whom are tremendous talents. It's an honor to be in the same room with them, much less the same stage. Thanks, Cliff, for making a spot for me -- you're my hero.
Cliff will be performing at Cafe Eleven. Show will be opened by St. Augustine's own Chelsea Saddler. Tickets on sale now, available at Cafe Eleven or online at ticketweb.com for $18 Cliff recently won a prestigious Helen Hayes Awards in April 2013.. Cliff Eberhardt is one of the champions of contemporary folk music. He grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, not far from the Main Point Coffee House where he heard and was influenced by musicians like James Taylor, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, Jackson Browne. Growing up in a musical family, the Great American Songbook songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers & Hart also impacted his music. Cliff started playing professionally at age 15, and after stints in Illinois and Colorado, became a major figure in the New Folk scene in Greenwich Village in the 1980s, along with peers John Gorka, Suzanne Vega, Lucy Kaplansky, Julie Gold, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin. Eberhardt has released nine albums, including 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions, his most recent on his label, Red House Records. In the spring of 2012, he appeared at the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., where he received rave reviews for his performance of his original music as The Blind Balladeer in a Wild West version of The Taming of the Shrew. Cliff is a gifted songwriter and performer of his contemporary folk, bluesy and romantic songs, delivering extremely strong live shows. His superb guitar playing, soulful singing, and engaging wit make for a “compelling, thought-filled, emotional roller coaster of a concert.”
Label: Red House Records
Manager: Steve Garvan Management
Bio: 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. Fortunate enough to live close...See Full Bio
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