Clive Romney – Cowboy (Pioneer) Poet, is from Murray, Utah. He has made his living as a recording producer and performing musician in Utah for forty years, but two years ago his enjoyment of cowboy poetry, combined with his love of the stories of his pioneer ancestors, lead him to begin telling those stories in poetry and in music.
Since then he has become a “passionate purveyor of pioneer portrayals.” Clive combines poetry, narrative, and music into his animated and evocative telling’s that now involve pioneers, both within and outside of his own ancestry, and a few more modern pioneers as well. Clive Romney Website
A little more about Clive:
Clive Romney, Pearl-Award-winning recording producer, composer, songwriter, cowboy poet, arranger, teacher and performer, and a forty-year veteran of the music business, serves as Executive Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts and on the board of directors of the Utah Arts Council.
Clive plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, accordion, percussion, dan tranh, charango, bodhran, various other ethnic instruments, and some piano, and produces between four and eight albums per year in his recording studio, “Pitchfork Studios”, engineering most of his own recordings. He is comfortable producing music in a wide range of styles, but his musical “home” is in folk, world, acoustic and orchestral music.
Clive wrote the lyrics for the films Swan Princess II, III and IV, the music and lyrics for “Over The Edge at The Grand Canyon” (commissioned by the National Park), and has had more than four hundred fifty original works recorded and published. But he counts “Scripture Power”, an LDS Primary children’s favorite, as his greatest musical achievement.
Clive founded and directs “Enoch Train”, an eight-man ensemble that performs and records folk-flavored instrumental arrangements of hymn tunes, children’s songs, and Americana, incorporating ethnic influences from around the world. Enoch Train were the featured performers for SeaTrek 2001, the reenactment of the emigration of 85,000 Mormon converts to the United States by ship, performing on board a tall ship and in Esbjerg, Copenhagen, Gothenberg, Oslo, Greenock (Scotland), Liverpool, Hull, and Portsmouth.
Clive also founded and performs with “Caboose”, “Willingly”, “Grouse Creek Lily”, “Venlige Fremmede”, and the “Clive Romney Trio”, performing music ranging from Celtic to Pioneer, Country to comedy.
Clive taught Introduction to the Music Business and Songwriting at Brigham Young University in Provo, and produced “Histories of the Hymns” and “Music With a Message” for The Mormon Channel.