Track Premiere: J.M. Clifford “On My Mind”

Photo: Nicole Cosme-Clifford

On My Mind‘ is the latest single from J.M. Clifford’s album ‘Trains, Thinkin’ And Drinkin‘ which will be out on June 7th via Brooklyn Basement Records.  The song is a co-write with Ron Pope, who also produced the album.  It features Clifford singing to his own acoustic acoustic guitar accompaniment, folk singer singer style – something of a novelty for a musician who is usually thought of more as a rising artist in the contemporary Bluegrass landscape, his 2021 release ‘On a Saturday Night‘ garnering particular bluegrass plaudits.

J.M. Clifford is by day a dedicated NYC elementary school music teacher and the visionary Directorof the youth Bluegrass ensemble at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.  Speaking of today’s featured song he told told Americana UK that “Some songs are shrouded in layers and metaphors. Other songs get right to the point. For me, this is one of those tunes. I was thinking about my then fiancée (now my wife) and I started musing about her and the life we were planning on building together.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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