I’ve had some pretty great opening gigs before. But, this one is really special to me. Sat. Sep 24th @730 I am opening for Jay Clifford!
The first time I heard Jay Clifford I was a 19 yr old college student driving into the Virginia Beach tunnel when Jump Little Children Cathedrals came on the radio. I knew I had discovered something really special and just as I was being introduced to this arresting, gorgeous song it was being taken away into a submerged hiss of radio static!!! As I exited the tunnel I was able to catch the final chorus and Jay’s humming at the end. I literally was itching to hear more like a kid squirming in my bucket seat. I tracked down a record store in Richmond that had their album Jump Little Children Magazine and was forever changed. As a wannabe songwriter that song completely floored me. -The lyrics, Jay’s voice, the string arrangement…. I began digging up b-sides and live tracks, and going to their shows including the yearly Dock Street Theatre show. I was an avid fan in a way that I don’t think I’ve experienced since.