500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions


palpable intimacy and outstanding writer

— Sing Out!

Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Cliff recorded these twelve tracks in the legendary Blue Rock Studio with some of the cream of Austin's music scene. Capturing the open space and creative spirit that flourishes at Blue Rock, each track swaggers with a sexiness that hovers like the Texas heat. Cliff's soulful grit and vocal prowess deliver each line with vitality and emotional depth in an album that is atmospheric and powerful. The dazzling originals that make up the backbone of the record are accentuated by solid covers including a stunning reworking of John Hiatt's "Back of My Mind" as well as a refined rendition of Cliff's 1990 classic "The Long Road." A song made richer with the insight of 20 additional life years.

Release Date: 
Sep. 15th, 2009