Aug 19, 2015
MARSHALL CRENSHAW, JONATHAN EDWARDS AND I WILL BE DOING 5 "IN THE ROUND" SHOWS NEXT MONTH IN MAINE, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK. IT'S GOING TO BE A FIRST FOR ME AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING THE STAGE WITH THESE GREAT WRITERS!
CHECK OUR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST WITH SONGS WE CHOSE FOR EACH OTHER.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
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
Two New York guys who will never grow old.
Jun 6, 2015
Jun 3, 2015
At BB King Blues NYC with JJ Jordan, James Maddock, Rich Pagano and Brian Mitchell.
May 28, 2015
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
Apr 18, 2015
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
Apr 6, 2015
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
TRUTH SERUM NOMINATED FOR INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD IN BEST ROCK ALBUM CATEGORY.
Mar 26, 2015
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
Recently uncovered clip from our show at St Pancras Old Church in February 2014.
Mar 10, 2015