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The Cliffnotes

The Cliffnotes

Blues / Americana / Alt.Country Arroyo Grande, CA  US
I'm Not That Easy to Lose
I'm Not That Easy to Lose
Howlin' at the Moon
Howlin' at the Moon
What Kind of Blue is This?
What Kind of Blue is This?
Fell in Love With You Instead
Fell in Love With You Instead
Been Down This Road Before
Been Down This Road Before


The Cliffnotes Band short demo


  • Sat

    Jan 31

    Pismo Beach, CA, US | 6:30pm

    First show of the New Year for The Cliffnotes, featuring world touring blues vocalist Valerie Johnson and legendary guitarist Al B Blue. A boogie blues, classic rock, bootie shakin' experience led by Cliff "Crawdaddy" Stepp. Come by and find out what all the fuss is about!

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  • Sat

    Feb 14

    Nipomo, CA, US | 5:30pm

    Do the Trii-Tip Taco Boogie for Valentine's with The Cliffnotes. Can't go wrong with dancin' shoes and romantic blues paired with outstanding BBQ and a fun, friendly atmosphere! The band will have their hearts on their sleeves and bibs on their chests!

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  • Sat

    Sep 12

    Paso Robles, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Back by overwhelming popular demand, The Cliffnotes, featuring Valerie Johnson and Al B Blue will be Rockin' the Vine at Poalillo (Po-lil-oh) Vineyards on Saturday, September 12th at 6:30PM.

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  • The Rose Of Sharon -   GOSPEL  (ASCAP)  (AMG) (Artist)
    The Rose Of Sharon -...
    I love a good blues band and y'all have definitely got it goin' on! Thanks for sharing.
  • Rocket Robert (Artist)
    Rocket Robert
    I'm hearing lots of talent here! keep the creativity coming!
  • The Harry Munk Project (Artist)
    The Harry Munk Project
    Guys I'm loving your style e "howlin at the moon" is a great track nice work joined your links feel free to keep in touch we wish you every success all the best from us all...
  • General Yogurt (Artist)
    General Yogurt
    cool works!
  • Sick Bird (Artist)
    Sick Bird
    Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com
  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist)
    Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Dropping by to show support and wish you much success with your music. Have a great afternoon and week. Eddie Ray



Sounds Like: Neil Young, T.Rex, John prine, Bob Dylan, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Label: Pomegranate

Manager: T.P. Waterhouse

Bio: Cliff’s college band was T.P. Waterhouse and the Electric Screendoor Salesmen. They opened for bands like Question Mark and the Mysterians, Shadows of Knight and Joe Walsh’s James Gang.

Cliff’s songs have been produced by B.B. King and recorded by Pure Prairie League, Valerie Johnson & Al B. Bl...See Full Bio

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The Cliffnotes with Valerie Johnson & Al B Blue
Mar 18, 2013

As some of you may know, those Irrepressible Cliffnotes have been seen and heard... [more]


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Q: Do you guys play weddings? What do you usually expect for compensation? Are you available on 12/20/14?

A: Sounds like fun, Courtney! I have to check with the other Notes on schedules. But we'd love to. Where would the location be? If 5-Cities or SLO area it would be $800 for 4 hours worth of fun.

Asked by Courtney Morrow. Answered on Tue Sep 16 2014

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