Jun 12, 2015

East Village Afternoon

Benefit show for Third Street Music School Settlement at St. Marks in the Bowery. Featuring Mark Bosch, Tom Curiano, Charly Roth and a cast of East Villagers!

Jun 10, 2015

Fare Thee Well Vin Scelsa

 Two New York guys who will never grow old.

Jun 3, 2015

Inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

At BB King Blues NYC with JJ Jordan, James Maddock, Rich Pagano and Brian Mitchell.

 
 

The Nation Ghost Writer Full Album Show Review

May 28, 2015

WNYC "Gig Alert" and Live Session Today at 2:00 93.9 FM

Thanks to WNYC Radio for featuring our Ghost Writer show in Gig Alert! 
We're taping a live acoustic session to air at 2:00 today on 93.9 FM. Tune in!

May 20, 2015

Ghost Writer

Recording at Atlantic Studios in 1977. Making Ghost Writer was a peak creative experience, and can't wait to bring it all back on stage on May 30 at Highline Ballroom. Photo courtesy Richard Aaron.

Apr 18, 2015

Garland Jeffreys to be inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame

After so many years of being unclassifiable, Garland is being honored for performing in the blues genre along with many other fine artists. Tickets here.

Apr 16, 2015

Get Thee Back to the Garden

Join us on April 23 at DCTV to support and sustain the community gardens of our city. We need every one of these oases. Tickets here.

Apr 6, 2015

Waiting for My Man Acoustic

From our visit last year to Halifax Urban Folk Festival, an on the fly take of Lou Reed's Waiting for My Man recorded at New Scotland Yard Studio. Thanks to Mat at BADFUNmedia (vid) Mike Campbell (fest) Stuart Cameron (guitar) Leith Fleming-Smith (keyboard).

Mar 28, 2015

Nominated for Independent Music Award

TRUTH SERUM NOMINATED FOR INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD IN BEST ROCK ALBUM CATEGORY.

Mar 26, 2015

Ghost Writer - Full Album Show at Highline Ballroom / NYC

Garland Jeffreys and his band perform his classic 'Ghost Writer' album in its entirety at Highline Ballroom in NYC on Saturday, May 30th.  Tickets available at TicketWeb.

Some records and some artists just get better with time. This special show will feature Garland Jeffreys, his band and special guests (TBA) performing “Ghost Writer” in its entirety, bringing his most acclaimed and fan favorite album to vibrant life.

“On Ghost Writer, Jeffreys spins ten vivid tales of life on the New York streets, ranging from the cool literary philosophizing of the title cut to the teenage rage of ‘Wild in the Streets,’ encompassing the slinky reggae of ‘I May Not Be Your Kind,’ the sinewy Latin grooves of ‘Spanish Town,’ the cocky rock & roll of ‘Rough & Ready,’ the graceful sweet soul of ‘New York Skyline,’ and the edgy, urgent menace of ‘Lift Me Up.’ What holds it all together is Jeffreys' songwriting, keenly intelligent without seeming academic and reveling in the power of the word.” (Mark Deming, All Music Guide).

Released in 1977 and leading to Jeffreys being named Best New Artist by Rolling Stone, the record embraced the stylistic eclecticism that would become one of the hallmarks of his work, while “the racial paradox is dramatized audaciously, the dreams of showbiz glory rendered with an uncommon knowing subtlety, the reggae natural-born, the voice fuller and more passionate...” (Robert Christgau). Produced by the legendary Roy Cicala (John Lennon, Van Morrison, Lou Reed) Ghost Writer boasted an all-star lineup of musicians, including Dr. John, The Brecker Brothers, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd, Hugh McCracken and David Spinozza. Another notable contributor was Leon Pendarvis, a member of the Saturday Night Live band since 1980. Even the cover of Ghost Writer has stood the test of time, shot by Duane Michals, one of the most influential photographers of our era.

Anyone who’s seen Jeffreys live in the last few years supporting his two latest and stellar albums — “The King of In Between” 2011 and “Truth Serum” 2013 — and touring around the globe like a hungry young artist half his age would agree that “Jeffreys is one of the few performers who came of commercial age in the era of Bruce Springsteen who can still make that guitar-based, myth-making impulse work as intimate art.” (Ken Tucker, NPR).

Mar 20, 2015

St Pancras Old Church 2014

Recently uncovered clip from our show at St Pancras Old Church in February 2014.

Mar 10, 2015

Historic House Concert

Mar 2, 2015

Down the shore — Asbury Park — March 6

Last time we were in Asbury Park it was for Light of Day Foundation benefit, another amazing night with so many fine artists for a profound cause. A few sandy steps away is McLoone's Supper Club, a repurposed Howard Johnson's with impeccable sound, tremendous sightlines, remarkable food and a fantastic rocking vibe. Last time were were there we had a great crowd and a regular lovefest with the music fans we've come to love over many years of playing down there. With an opening set by the killer Joe D'Urso & The Stone Caravan, it's going to be Coney Island meets Asbury Park on the ocean's edge. Come on out and rock away the end of winter with us. Special meet and greet available before the show with signed poster. Tickets here.

Feb 26, 2015

London Calling

TICKETS HERE

Feb 25, 2015

ON BBC RADIO 2

LISTEN HERE - GREAT TIME!