Cliff Westfall House Concert:
Roots Hoot House Concerts welcomes Kentucky-by-way-of-Brooklyn based honky tonker Cliff Westfall and his electrified honky tonk band to the house for the first time on Saturday, March 3. A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, with family roots in the same small town (Rosine) that produced "The Father of Bluegrass" Bill Monroe, Cliff Westfall was raised on the hardcore honky tonk and bluegrass traditions of the area. Like his fellow Kentucky natives Dwight Yoakam and Sturgill Simpson, Westfall writes country music from the inside out, with a sensibility that comes from growing up immersed in the music. And also like them, he manages to go in new directions while maintaining a recognizable core of authenticity.
Westfall's new record, the soon-to-be-released Baby You Win, reflects a broad palette of country and near-country influences over thirteen tracks, from the Yoakam-like flash of leadoff track "It Hurt Her to Hurt Me," to the swampy, Bobbie-Gentry-on-a-bender vibe of the closer "The Odds Were Good," with stops in between on bluesy rockers ("Off the Wagon," "I'll Play the Fool"), the country-meets-surf of the title track "Baby You Win," 70s-era Jerry Lee Lewis on "Till the Right One Comes Along" (backed by a killer piano turn from Springsteen keyboardist Charlie Giordano). Plus stops in Laurel Canyon ("The Man I Used to Be"), Sun Records-era Memphis ("Now and Then"), and some seedy jazz dive of the mind ("Sweet Tooth for You"). All killer, no filler...
This is no museum piece or reproduction -- it's vital and contemporary roots music that aims to keep the spirit of traditional country music alive by pushing it forward. We hope to see you there! Doors will open at 7:00 pm for this show with music starting at 7:30 pm. Being a Saturday evening show, it will be a BYOB-lite bite event. You can check Cliff Westfall out online at https://cliffwestfallmusic.com/.
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Peace Dale, RI 02879
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|