Clifton H. Munroe
Born Clifton Hodges Munroe in Austin, TX, I have lived in North Texas all my life. I taught myself to play guitar in my teens and began emulating my favorite singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Neil Young, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, many more, and also fav vocal groups such as Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Eagles, Poco, etc… This is just a tiny percentage of many, many influences both past and present.
I began entertaining folks at parties, weddings, coffee shops and soon was writing my own songs. This led to winning local songwriting contests which earned me opportunities to open for songwriting greats such as John Sebastian ("Welcome Back"), Jerry Jeff Walker ("Mr. Bojangles"), B.W. Stevenson ("My Maria, Shambala") and Kinky Friedman ("Ride "Em Jewboy"). Later, I moved away from purely performing solo and organized a band that performed around North Texas and Oklahoma. Originally the act was performing only my songs but after some member changes, the group morphed into a R&B/Swing band. After three years the band morphed again and returned to performing mostly my material. Folks I have met after shows tell me they can hear influences of Glenn Frey, Bob Dylan, Springsteen, Eagles, Joe Jackson or some other contemporary American artist. I have released several compilations over the years. Hear the latest album releases, "Yorktown" and "Wherever It Goes” plus other releases by clicking the "MUSIC" button. Enjoy the stories, and I’ll see you around!