Dec 12, 2016
My nearly 50 year life in rock and roll didn't happen without you!
Some of you have been turning people on to my music for years. Now it’s time to turn on the rest of the world — and we’ve decided that a feature documentary is the best way to do it.
Since the documentary is going to take a while to complete, in the interim we’ll be giving you updates and exclusives on not just the doc, but on a brand new album too — with expected delivery no later than April 1, 2017.
As for the film’s completion, the sooner we fund it the sooner we finish it so join me on this journey and help bring my story out there! PLEDGE HERE!
WHO IS GARLAND JEFFREYS? (working title) A singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who broke into the Greenwich Village music scene in the late 60’s with soulful, genre-bending songs focused on racial themes. With his 1973 self-titled album debut on Atlantic Records Garland began a promising career, revered by such peers as Lou Reed and Bob Marley (who went on record saying “Garland Jeffreys does reggae better than anyone in America”). While his albums have charted in the Top Five in the UK and Europe, his songs been covered by bands as diverse as The Circle Jerks and Vetiver, and many used as needle drop tracks in film and advertisements globally, Jeffreys remains largely a cult favorite in the commercial music scene.
Now at 73, he’s looking back over his colorful life and career. His 20 year-old daughter Savannah’s musical talent is undeniable. Will her music become his legacy? What is his legacy? What keeps him going? What keeps all of us going, and how do we reconcile ourselves to the choices we’ve made along the way?
As much an exploration of a dynamic recording artist’s lifelong career and persistent integrity as it is a meditation on the meaning of fame and success, with interviews from Laurie Anderson, Graham Parker, Harvey Keitel and many more, “Who Is Garland Jeffreys?” will rock your soul and open your heart.
Dec 5, 2016
Thrilled to be returning to Joe's Pub for the third straight year! Come shake off this crazy year and start 2017 with us with old favorites and sneak previews of tunes from the new album and a special guest appearance by Savannah Jeffreys!
The hardy, dynamic Sheepshead Bay native Jeffreys, a musical poet of the New York streets, has been releasing albums since the seventies: punchy amalgams of rock, soul, reggae and proto-rap. Backed by a crack band—longtime associates Mark Bosch (guitar), Brian Stanley (bass), Tom Curiano (drums) and Charly Roth (keys)—Jeffreys brings his great songs, powerful voice and buoyant personality back to the Pub for another shot of celebratory magic. His daughter Savannah Jeffreys, an impressive composer and singer in her own right, opens. — The New Yorker
Oct 21, 2016
On the set of HBO's "The Deuce" with George and Nick Pelecanos - more to follow!
Sep 30, 2016
With Mick Jones at The Bottom Line. Still standing on tables! Next show at The Iridium in NYC on 10/8.
Aug 9, 2016
Super cool people on this soundtrack for THE GET DOWN. Check it out out here!
Aug 2, 2016
WONDERFUL DAY WITH EVERONE CELEBRATING LOU REED AT LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS, ORGANIZED WITH LOVE AND JOY BY LAURIE ANDERSON AND HAL WILLNER.
Jul 26, 2016
Jul 3, 2016
Being inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame and proud to be joining an illustrious crew of musicians from this fertile area. Just some of them: The Ramones, Lou Reed, Tony Bennett, Roy Haynes, Gerry Goffin, John Zorn, Run DMC and many more. Check the full list and more here. Induction ceremony November 3rd.
Jun 21, 2016
May 18, 2016
May 15, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
Chuck Prophet is working me hard, pressing me against the ropes before our first show tomorrow in Santa Cruz at Crepe Place. Get your ringside seats now people.
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
JOIN ME, DENNIS LEARY, BILLY J KRAMER, LIZ COLBY SOUND, LENNY KAYE, DAN ZANES, SIC F*CKS AND JANE LEE HOOKER
WEBSTER HALL NYC — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
ONLY $35 AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ADAM'S SON CHARLY RINGO
TICKETS HERE — COME OUT TO CELEBRATE THE MAN, THE PLAYER, THE DAD, BROTHER, FRIEND, AND ALL AROUND INSPIRATION TO US ALL
Mar 10, 2016
IT'S ON! Two heavyweights in the indie rock division face off for 7 bouts of live music. It's the Big Apple meets Frisco, it's old meets young(er), it's east meets west when Garland Jeffreys battles Chuck Prophet with corner men The MIssion Express. Get your ducats now, place your bets, get your ringside seats. Seven big bouts:
Feb 24, 2016
On Thursday 25th, the MA Arts & Culture class will be interviewing musician Garland Jeffreys at the radio studio in Columbia Journalism School. Tune in at 10:00AM to listen to the show, and participate in the conversation by calling to 646 716 6968 or sending your questions via Twitter to @ArtsCultBeat.
Garland Jeffreys has influenced multiple generations of musicians since the 1970s when he busted onto the scene in 1973 with the hit, "Wild in the Streets," which is making an appearance in the upcoming Netflix show "The Get Down." Growing up in Brooklyn, he attended Syracuse University as an art history major where he became friends with Lou Reed. While the mainstream does not know about him, he has worked with musicians such as Bruce Springsteen and David Johansen from the legendary New York Dolls. His 2011 album The King of in between was a considered one of the best of the year and given a significant promotional push, which included an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. He tours around the world and plans to tour along the East Coast in March. He has maintained a level of critical acclaim and success that has allowed him to navigate a career with artistic integrity.
Feb 14, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day all you modern lovers. Don't forget to tell everyone you love that you do because at the end of the day, love is all we've got and all we need.
Feb 7, 2016
As if a couple Midwest solo shows, and a 2 night stand in Austin during the SXSW Film Fest isn't enough, we've got a cluster of West Coast Spring dates to announce with the one and only Garland Jeffreys.
We're thrilled to be backing Garland as well as doing our own thing on these shows. What can I tell you about Garland? (People get a kick out of hearing he was Lou Reed's college roommate. Who swept the floor? With who?) How about that he made one of the hands-down greatest Rock and Roll singles of all time? "Wild In The Streets," people! AND he's been out there doing it ever since. (By the way, that's a fact about W.I.T.S. I'm in no mood to argue.
Hear for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RzBZsOeqOQ
DATES ANNOUNCED SOON!