I first heard Cliff Compton's music about nine years ago.
He is one of my favorite musicians in the San Joaquin and
Sacramento region. I could listen to him sing until the cows
come home, but it is Cliff's unique poetry set to music, his
remarkable songwriting skills, and his appreciation for people
that capture my heart most.
Cliff Compton is an organic and fluid musician to the core of
his being. He is a passionate vocalist. He is an inspiring poet.
He is a clever, humorous, and profound songwriter. As a human being,
he is an intensely humble and an enormously generous man, a grateful
Christian, with energy that is beyond description.
I heard Cliff playing with Mountain Top in March, 2014. They were
fantastic. The band for that concert was Renee Kavon, Dave Reitz,
and Dave Lange. Mark Peet sat in as their guest banjo player.
Cliff bonds with people in an impressive way; you don't meet and
then forget Cliff. He embraces people, sinners and saints, with a
bear hug of acceptance, and he weaves colorful threads of himself
into the tapestry of each life he encounters. He is a creative link
that connects and enlarges us.