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Three men on a boat

Jun 30, 2014

Huffington Post UK

Great article from Huffington Post UK:

At 71, Garland Jeffreys' Just Getting Started

by Larry Jaffee

Garland Jeffreys, one of America's most underrated singer-songwriters, celebrated his 71st birthday on 29 June. A critics' favourite with a solid catalogue of recording work that's perhaps more appreciated in Europe, Jeffreys is on a roll, having recorded two albums in three years, the latest being Truth Serum, among his best, and hitting the stage with more regularity these days.

When you listen to Jeffreys's music, two constants emerge: the humanity in his lyrics, and New York - never forgetting from where he came.

This septuagenarian is one of the notables to emerge from the rock 'n' roll generation to deliver late in life recordings (e.g., Bob Dylan) and concert performances (e.g., Leonard Cohen) that ranks with their best work, much in the same way bluesmen and jazz musicians before them have toiled their craft and trade as elder statesmen.

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