Best of Boston

2019 Best Musician

Cliff Notez

He’s the mind behind Boston Answering, the local counterpoint to Boston Calling; winner for Best New Artist at the Boston Music Awards last year; and a general force to be reckoned with. Cliff Notez is also a great artist with a great debut album, When the Sidewalk Ends—a flowing suite layered with ghostly pianos, soulful backing vocals, and thoughtful lyrics about struggling to thrive in Boston. Whatever else he is, he is not to be missed.