Wagner, Cliff


  • From Los Angeles, California. Wagner was born and raised in Mississippi.
  • Attended the Berklee College of Music (Boston).
  • 1999, lived and played bluegrass in New York City.
  • 2000, moved to California.
  • Plays banjo and fiddle, sings lead in his band The Old 97 and writes most of their songs.
  • Band includes Craig Ferguson (guitar), Devitt Feeley (mandolin) and Andrew Paddock (bass.)
  • 2007, released My Native Land album (no label).
  • 2007, appeared on Fox TV’s “The Next Great American Band.”
  • 2008, released Hobo’s Lullaby album (no label).