Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks
Stephen Clair was raised in the upstate-New York shadow of Woodstock, but his musical heart first quickened, at age 4, to the sound of Johnny Cash. Once a guitar landed in his 11-year-old hands, he knew his destiny. Soon, that heart of his would beat for offbeat troubadours Tom Waits and John Prine, and fall for Tom Petty and Richard Thompson. Music became as important as breathing; writing came just as naturally.