Cliff Wagner & The Old #7 are a band like nothing you have never heard. Mixing Bluegrass, Blues and Honky Tonk in a way that has audiences on their feet. Cliff and the other members of The Old #7 are taking American Roots Music to the next level, and the fans are following.
The Old #7 gained nation wide exposure on FOX TVs â€œThe Next Great American Bandâ€ and played to over 10 million people each week. Originally the shows judges insisted that the general public would not accept a â€œBluegrassâ€ band and the Old #7 would have a short stay on the show.
They not only appeared on six of the final shows but finished 7th out of 8,000 bands who originally tried out for the show. This was due the huge number of fans who showed their support each week by voting to keep Cliff Wagner on the show.
The bands latest release, â€œHOBOâ€™S LULLABYEâ€ produced by the gold & platinum award winning producer/engineer, Michael Vail Blum showcases the bands musicianship, versatility and song writing skills. Featuring hard driving blues influenced songs like â€œRollinâ€™ & Tumblinâ€, Bluegrass influenced tunes like â€œLilâ€™ White Chapelâ€, the country pop of â€œShaffertown Road IIâ€, and tender ballads like â€œSame Old Meâ€ and â€œHoboâ€™s Lullabyeâ€ the album has something for everyone. They have even included some of the fan favorites from the FOX television show like Elton Johnâ€™s â€œHonky Tonk and the 50s classic â€œPoison Ivyâ€.
Released in November 2008 the album debuted at #35 on the AMA Americana chart and shortly rose to #28 ! Also appealing to international audience the album climbed to #9 on the Euro Americana chart.
Cliff has just finished composing an original sound track for the sequel to the indie horror sensation "20001 Maniacs Beverly Hellbillies". Cliff not only wrote songs for the movie but played a leading role as "Legend" the scary minstrel for the maniacs crew.The movie will debut in Hollywood in july of 2010. The band is also featured in the debut episode of "Justified" coming out on FX this march. They perform cliff's song "Castleneck" while wearing the original costumes from "Oh Brother Where Art Thou".
Cliff Wagner And The Old #7 showcase superior musicianship, magical harmonies and an energetic, fresh new sound. This combined with a live show that must be seen to be believed.