Meet Clif the Drifter

Clif “The Drifter” Duckworth is a talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who makes his home in Southwestern Indiana. For over thirty years he has brought joy into the lives of all those who meet him through his infectious enthusiasm for spirited acoustic music.

Clif got his start playing music socially in his hometown of Newburgh, Indiana in the late 1960's and parlayed his love of music into a job as a radio DJ at a local station. By the mid-70's he had relocated to Springfield, Missouri and played such places as the chapel at the world famous Silver Dollar City amusement park. After returning to Indiana near the end of the decade, Clif formed the popular local bands "Paradise West" and "The Sons of Paradise" to entertain at various functions in the Tri-State area. more »

If you live in the Tri-State area of Southern Indiana, you haven't had to search hard to find Clif the Drifter playing somewhere near you. He has made appearances at "The Bluegrass Museum" and "Goldie's Opry House" in Owensboro, KY; the "Old Barn" in Rosine, KY; the "Trail Dust Ranch" near Dixon, KY; "Thrall Opry House" in New Harmony, In.; the Newburgh SummerFest; Newburgh Fiddlers Fest; numerous Cowboy Campfires; and has even been showcased as "The Strolling Banjo Player" on the popular Casino Aztar Riverboat.

Presently, Clif can be seen performing monthly at over 45 area Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities. Additionally, Clif guests regularly on Princeton, Indiana's WRAY radio (98.1 FM) "Roots of Country" show and has made appearances on WNIN channel 9 public television. He has even been a finalist 15 times in 8 years at the Indiana State Pickin' & Fiddlin' Championships in the "Male Singing" & "Harmonica" categories with the noted distinction of being a finalist for "Entertainer of the Year" in 2001.

Clif recieved 4th place in Mandolin, 3rd. place in Harmonica, 3rd. place in Bluegrass Band competition ("Clif the Drifter & the come-a-longs") and FIRST place in "Old Time Male Singing" at the 2007 Indiana State Pickin' & Fiddlin' competition in Princeton, In. over Labor Day weekend. Catch Clif in action soon, or take him home today on CD! He has self-produced six albums available here for sale. There are more on the way, so keep in touch and thanks for stopping by!


Clif the Drifter

Clif the Drifter

Track Listing 1. Banks of the Ohio
2. Dooley
3. Drifter
4. East Bound Freight Train
5. Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
6. Falling Leaves
7. A Farmer's Son
8. My Get Up and Go
9. Hold Fast to the Right
10. Shiloh
Cowboy Songs

Cowboy Songs

Track Listing 1. Back In The Saddle Again
2. Don't Fence Me In
3. When the Work's All Done This Fall
4. Four Legged Friend
5. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
6. Yellow Rose of Texas
7. Home on the Range
8. I'm an Old Cowhand
9. Streets of Laredo
10. Ragtime Cowboy Joe
11. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
12. Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume
13. Cool Water
14. Ghost Riders In the Sky
15. Red River Valley
16. Rosalita
Train Songs

Train Songs

Track Listing 1. Wabash Cannonball
2. Casey Jones
3. Freight Train
4. John Henry
5. Waitin' For A Train
6. Wreck of the #9
7. Blue R.R. Train
8. Orange Blossom Special
9. New River Train
10. 16 Tons
11. Night Train to Memphis
12. More About John Henry
13. 9lb Hammer
14. Wreck of Ol' 97
15. Bringin' In the Georgia Mail
16. Wreck of the 1262


Track Listing 1. Beyond the Sunset
2. Church in the Wildwood
3. On the Wings of a Dove
4. Long Black Train
5. Voices Singing
6. Precious Memories
7. Pilgrim
8. Mary, Did You Know
9. Would You Recognize Jesus
10. Wayfaring Stranger
11. How Great Thou Art
12. We Shall All Be Reunited
13. Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill
14. I Guess It All Comes Down to Where Your Heart Is
Clif the Drifter's Collection of Tall Tales

Clif the Drifter's Collection of Tall Tales

Track Listing 1. Big John Davy
2. Big Hoss
3. There Ain't a Widder Left in Bowling Green
4. Fi-di-diddle-um-a-dazee
5. Electrified Donkey
6. Old Rattler
7. Old Rattler's Treed Again
8. Chivalrous Shark
9. The Cat Came Back
10. Bigfoot
11. The Mermaid
12. The Preacher and the Bear
13. Intoxicated Rat
14. Same old Tale The Crow Told Me
Clif the Drifter's Classic Christmas

Clif the Drifter's Classic Christmas

Track Listing 1. Frosty
2. Up on the Housetop
3. O' Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
5. O' Holy Night
6. Deck the Halls
7. Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland
8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
9. O' Come All Ye Faithful
10. Here Comes Santa Claus
11. White Christmas
12. Away in A Manger
13. Jingle Bells
14. What Child is This
15. Silent Night