About Patrick Clifford

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Following his work with Four to the Bar, Clifford left the music business for nearly a decade, during which he relocated from New York City to western New Jersey and started a family.

He resumed performing publicly around 2005, with Hobnail and the Immortals, two regional bands. Hobnail released a five-song EP, To the Fray, in 2008. In addition to playing bass and singing on the recording, Clifford also recorded, mixed, and mastered it.

On August 25, 2010, he released American Wake, his first commercial work as a solo artist. The album's polished arrangements include hints of everything from the Beach Boys to hip-hop to jazz, and the eight vocal tracks highlight his warm, folky tenor. A notable highlight is a version of "Thousands Are Sailing," which recasts the Pogues' classic anthem as a stripped-down acoustic lament.

He currently performs in the New York/New Jersey area in support of American Wake, and continues to write and record new material.

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