NYC-Based Folk/Bluegrass Artist J.M. Clifford to Unveil New Album "Trains, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’" via Brooklyn Basement Records on June 7th!

Article Contributed by Brooklyn Basem… | Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Acclaimed folk and bluegrass artist J.M. Clifford is set to release his highly anticipated new album, "Trains, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’," on June 7th through Brooklyn Basement Records. The album showcases Clifford’s unique blend of heartfelt storytelling and masterful musicianship, featuring a collection of songs that explore themes of transformation, resilience, and introspection.

Clifford has already released several singles from the album, including:

  • “Complicated Man” - a reflective track about accepting one’s victories and failures.
  • “Raised In The Ashes” - a powerful song about understanding one’s purpose.
  • “Trains, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’” - the title track, a tongue-in-cheek nod to bluegrass tropes.
  • “On My Mind” - a dreamy ode to building a life with a loved one.


Watch the videos for these singles here:


Produced by platinum recording artist Ron Pope, "Trains, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’" features contributions from notable musicians such as Robby Hecht (backing vocals) and Seth Taylor of Mountain Heart (banjo, acoustic guitar). The album delves deep into life’s big questions, touching on themes of purpose, self-acceptance, spirituality, and the belief that there’s more to life than meets the eye. Fans can also look forward to a unique cover of a Harry Styles song included in the album.

By day, J.M. Clifford is a dedicated elementary school music teacher in NYC, inspiring the next generation of creators and instilling a deep appreciation for the transformative power of music. His participation in esteemed events such as the Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival and the Highlands Bluegrass Festival, along with his recognition at the IBMA Songwriter Showcases, underscores his growing influence in the folk and bluegrass communities.

J.M. Clifford continues to capture the hearts of listeners with his evocative storytelling and soulful performances. "Trains, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’" promises to be a compelling addition to his discography, resonating with fans and new listeners alike.

For more information, interviews, or to request a review copy of the album, please contact: [Contact Information]

About J.M. Clifford: J.M. Clifford is an NYC-based folk and bluegrass artist known for his poignant songwriting and dynamic performances. His music reflects his personal experiences and the collective human spirit, making him a standout artist in the contemporary folk and bluegrass scenes.

About Brooklyn Basement Records: Brooklyn Basement Records is a forward-thinking independent label committed to showcasing diverse and innovative musical talent. With a focus on artistic integrity and creative expression, the label supports artists in reaching new heights in their musical careers.