Music at the Mission welcomes Cliff Eberhardt

| 14 Feb 2014 | 08:41

Cliff Eberhardt returns to Music at the Mission on Saturday, Feb. 15, perfect timing for an intimate and memorable Valentines Day celebration.

Red House recording artist 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, base and drums. In his teens, Eberhardt 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 Mississippi John Hurt - receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain 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 Richie Havens, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure, Lucy Kaplansky and the folk superstar band "Cry, Cry, Cry" (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell and Kaplansky).

Tickets for the show are available online at and at Harvest Moon Health Food Store, 22 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford. Tickets are $22 in advance; they will also be sold at the door for $25.

Music at the Mission is located at 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford, at the West Milford Presbyterian Church. For more information, go to the Web site or call 973-728-4201.