Raven Cliff - noun |ˈrāvən klif|
The authentic style of Raven Cliff, named after a fishing hole in southern Virginia, has proven to be too unique to label, combining elements of southern rock, traditional country, bluegrass and pure love of all other genres. The boys have been selling out nearly every venue in Nashville ever since, and the band can also say they were personally signed to the star-studded roster of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) by CAA President John Huie himself as one of the only bands on the roster without label support. The foursome has been travelling the country nonstop to share their music and wow audiences with a dynamic live show and friendly energy that captures their brotherhood mentality and makes listeners feel right at home. Having opportunities to share the stage with artists such as the Bellamy Brothers, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Nichols, no stage is too big or too small for Raven Cliff to work their magic.
Justin Waylon Spears – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Born: Corpus Christi, TX
Musical Influences: George Strait, George Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Garth Brooks, James Taylor, Keith Whitley, Alabama
Other Instruments: Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Piano, Harmonica
Random Facts: Justin attended Sea Academy and is a Certified Master Captain. He’s a true Chef, a Grillin’ God and a Smokin’ Fool. Bobby Flay – watch your back!
Zach Boblitt –Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Born: Baltimore, MD
Musical Influences: Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Other Instruments: Percussion, Drum Line, Keyboards
Random Fact: Zach graduated #1 from the University of Maryland with an Electrical Engineering degree and worked at NASA prior to Raven Cliff.
Justin “Mac” McFarland – Bass, Vocals
Born: Cumberland, MD
Musical Influences: King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, actually, too many to list!
Other Instruments: Trombone, All Low Orchestral Brass, All Low Orchestral Strings, Percussion, Piano, Guitar
Random Facts: Growing up, Mac was obsessed with Hootie and the Blowfish. Their album “Cracked Rear View” got him into music … he now can play 23 instruments.
Cameron Vaught – Drums, Cajon, Percussion, Mandolin, Vocals
Born: Rural Retreat, VA
Musical Influences: Miles Davis, James Taylor, Eddie Rabbitt, Restless Heart, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Allman Bros., The Eagles, Heart, Dream Theater, King's X, 311
Other Instruments: Piano, Bass
Random Fact: Cameron received an award from the US Marine Corps Band for Leadership in his high school
marching band … Go Indians!