Cliff Hillis and The Forward Thinkers
In baseball terms, Cliff Hillis is a valued, multi-talented “utility” player: he plays guitar, bass and keyboards, he sings, he writes, and he’s an in-demand studio whiz that’s recorded, produced or mixed many artists. He can also be seen performing with the popular New Jersey band Smash Palace, the Baltimore-based Starbelly and with David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia project. As a singer/songwriter, Cliff’s style evokes sunny pop of the 60’s and 70’s while sounding fresh and new. The latest of his many great solo releases is the seven-song EP Love Not War, on San Francisco’s Tallboy Records label. His work has received rave reviews from USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Amplifier, Goldmine and many more publications and websites. His original songs have been featured in TV shows (All My Children, Party of Five, Roswell, Life Unexpected) and films (Enough, After Sex, Waking Dreams, Mayor Cupcake). Cliff will be performing on the Darby Road Stage with his band The Forward Thinkers.