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Jack Van Cleaf

California-reared singer-songwriter Jack Van Cleaf writes determined and delicate songs with poetic slant and confessional warmth. In 2022, Van Cleaf released his premiere full-length record ‘Fruit from the Trees,’ which Atwood Magazine calls “a radiantly raw alt-folk reckoning in the depths of connection, emotion, and the human experience.”

With lyrics that connect to many, Van Cleaf’s breakthrough song “Rattlesnake” has amassed over 9 million streams and his music has been included in over 25k playlists by listeners across the globe. He was included in Spotify’s best of 2022 roundups - ‘Fresh Finds Class of 2022’ and ‘Fresh Finds Folk: Best of 2022’ and most recently named one of Spotify’s 2024 Artists To Watch highlighting “Rattlesnake” on their ‘juniper’ playlist. His latest releases include singles “Terrestrial Man” and “For The Birds.”

In 2023, Van Cleaf toured with Noah Kahan, Field Guide and Oliver Hazard. He also played Nashville’s Paradise Festival as well as his own Nashville headline show. He has also supported touring acts Briston Maroney, Annika Bennett, Taylor Ashton, The Lagoons and more. He most recently announced dates supporting Madi Diaz in 2024.

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Events featuring Jack Van Cleaf

Mar 13, 2024
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Encinitas, CA, United States
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  • Other Artists to Tour With