Clive Barnes is a guitarist, songwriter and singer who draws influence from many disparate places and forges them into a unique style that’s instantly recognizable as his own.
Clive has amassed a large, loyal fan base throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as guitarist for legendary acts like Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act for Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve and many many more.
Fired on by his intricate guitar playing, rust bucket vocal and powerful song writing, Clive’s shows are not to be missed.
“Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory.” Harry Guiren – RTE