Eberhardt is as welcome as iced tea in August.”

— People Magazine

The High Above And The Down Below...   In another age, Mr. Eberhardt would have found his niche on Tin Pan Alley or writing for Broadway shows. His songs display the highest level of craftsmanship, his guitar playing is superb and his singing deeply emotional."- The Washington Times  ”

— The Washington Times

Cliff Eberhardt may have come up on the same '80s East Coast singer/songwriter scene as Shawn ColvinLucy KaplanskyJohn Gorka, et al., but even from the beginning he had rock & roll -- and even pop -- aspirations. His early albums found him leaning toward Springsteen-esque heartland rock and almost John Waite-ish balladry as much as the folkish approach of his aforementioned peers, and his rough-edged voice and hook-centric songwriting made it all work. The further into his career he gets, however, the more he concentrates on spare, acoustic-based settings and slow, soulful ballads. Call it "maturity," "evolution," or "back to basics," the important thing is that he can pull it off a hell of a lot more convincingly than some straight-up rocker for whom the acoustic troubadour mode is an unprecedented step. On this, the eighth album of a recording career that began in 1990, the fiftysomething songwriter furthers the organic, as-close-to-live-as-possible approach of his preceding release, The High Above and the Down Below, sounding completely at ease in this mode. Sometimes, as on "Have a Little Heart" and a remake of "The Long Road," the title track from his '90 debut album, Eberhardt lays into a big, bold pop melody that wouldn't sound out of place being belted out by an American Idol contestant (that's not a pejorative statement). But for the most part, his gritty, soul-soaked voice leans comfortably into more low-key constructions. Most of these songs have the feel of hard-earned wisdom from a man who has run life's emotional gauntlet and emerged with not just some trenchant, humbly offered observations, but the knowledge that the best way to put them across is a soft sell.” - J Allen

All Music Review

One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit... full of well-crafted songs and rich, emotional vocals.”

— Seattle Post Intelligencer

Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show.”

— The New York Post

The Long Road (****)- Eberhardt has complicated emotions and he articulates them with stunning clarity”

— The Philadephia Inquirer

On The High Above and The Down Below he delivers his best album yet....Cliff Eberhardt has delivered an adult masterwork worthy of your full attention.”

— Vintage Guitar

Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings”

— Philly Rock Guide

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