We had the good fortune of connecting with Cliff Gordon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cliff, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Expression and new experiences.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m where I am today because of discipline and ambition. It’s not always easy, which is why I’m grateful for my support system; especially when touring. Some of the many lessons I’ve learned is that communication is key. Go into new situations with fresh eyes and old wisdom. And overall, time management is a big one.
As far as me and my brand/story: I’m doing what I can to be my authentic self, and thankful whenever anything from my journey moves anyone along the way.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Depends on the day. I’d probably go to Axelrad during the day and chill outside on a nice day. Over the weekend, I’d swing by The Ready Room to hear my friends; or jam out w/ them at Darwin’s Pub in the evening. Otherwise, chill in the studio and catch up. A bunch of other spots I’d take a friend to lounge and/or write either became a different venue or they simply aren’t around anymore.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my mom and immediate/close fam, the Walls’ fam, Summer Jazz Workshop (Houston), Dinky Drum Co, my current following, and anyone whom I’d neglected to mention that cares.