Marble City Skyline is an album of thoughtful and inspiring songs mostly written in Knoxville Tennessee. The project was completed and mixed in a studio close to Maryville, within sight of the Great Smoky Mountains. The initial tracking took place at Scott Minor’s Wild Chorus studio on 5th Avenue, in the Old City.

Knoxville is often referred to as the Marble City due to the old marble mining industry that was a feature of the city for many years. Marble from Knoxville has been used in the construction of many significant United States buildings, including Grand Central Station New York. “These songs are reflections and contemplations inspired by the journey of life, the ups and downs and joys and sorrows that we all inevitably experience this side of heaven.” This is David’s first full length indie folk/Americana/ singer-songwriter album.

Many of the local Knoxville musicians and songwriters will recognise these song, which have been played in the music and concert venues of the Scruffy City over the past few years.

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  • David Clifton: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Guitar Synth, Mandolin, Percussion,
  • Preston Davis: Double Bass
  • Matt Honkonen: Drums
  • Jason Roller: Drums (2,8)
  • Mark Edwards: Accordion, Piano & Hammond Organ
  • Bethany Hankins: Violin
  • David Fitzgerald: Irish Whistle
  • Ben McAmis: Glockenspiel (3) E-bow & Synth (10)

Recorded & Produced: David Clifton & Ben McAmis in Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Additional recording: Scott Minor & Jon Kelly

Mix Engineer: Ben McAmis

Mastering: Richard Dodd

Music Publishing:

Song Of Farewell, Days Of Summer Sun (Grace), The Best Is Still To Come, Everything Will Be Alright, Way On Home, When Love Is Lord Of All (traditional Irish melody)

Words and Music: David Clifton © Little Room Music, administered by IQ Music Ltd.


Some Things Are Never As Perfect As You Want Them To Be

Words: David Clifton © Little Room Music, administered by IQ Music Ltd.

Music: David Clifton & Phil Madeira © Little Room Music/IQ Music Ltd./Nashville Minute (BMI)


Long Shadows, Old Sea Road, Grand Central Station New York

Words and Music: Phil Baggaley & David Clifton © Little Room Music administered by IQ Music Ltd.

© Little Room Recordings, 2020