It was a family affair at recent in-store gig at 52.5 Records. Songwriter Jay Clifford and friends performed “on the rug” at the downtown shop. City Paper contributor Susan Kamenar was there to document it all:

“‘Support local music and local record stores,’ was the message that rang through the hour and a half of live music a week ago at the eccentric and colorfully decorated 52.5 Records at 561 King Street. After about a week of touring together, local acts Steven Fiore, Slow Runner, and Jay Clifford came together for a short but intimate, pre-Valentine’s Day show for local family, friends, and fans.

Fiore kicked off the music acoustically with a four song set including ‘Waiting up for You,’ which included Nick Jenkins on drums. Slow Runner came on next and got the crowd on their feet. Their music was as catchy as ever, but bassist Jonathan Gray’s daughter Isabelle (pictured) stole the show with her huge, pink headphones and gnarly go-go dancer moves. She sported a matching black Jump, Little Children wristband with a red star, just like her father, and randomly wandered through the audience like a rock star giving out high-fives to all the big people. Clifford then entered the stage with his son Wyatt on his shoulders, and ended the evening with his magnificent voice and recently released songs.”

(cute photos by Susan Kamenar)

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