February 4th, 2023 5pm Stage 1
J.M. Clifford is a songwriter and music educator from Brooklyn, NY. His music draws on folk, bluegrass and classic singer-songwriter styles from the 60s and 70s. Clifford’s debut record, On a Saturday Night, was featured on The Bluegrass Situation and received rave reviews from Bluegrass Today and Holler Country. He was a finalist at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) singer-songwriter showcase during their annual conference in Raleigh, NC in September, 2022. Clifford works as a NYC elementary public school teacher in Brooklyn and leads a bluegrass ensemble at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.