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Eberhardt opens fall concert series at cultural center

Submitted photo Folk artist Cliff Eberhardt will kick off the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center's Fall Concert Series with a performance next Thursday.

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center's Fall Concert Series will begin on Thursday, Sept. 6 with Red House Records recording artist Cliff Eberhardt. 

Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. As a child, he taught himself to play guitar, piano, bass and drums.

In his teens, he was fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast); he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt and others, receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music.

At the same time, Eberhardt was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter and the Gershwins, which explains his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists. 

A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk movement and well known among his peers, Eberhardt's songs have been covered by numerous other folk stars and bands.

The Boston Globe has described Eberhardt as "a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles."

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

There is a cost for admission. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call 385-3339.