Nov 18, 2014

#7 in Village Voice 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City

7. Garland Jeffreys - "Wild in the Streets" Garland Jeffreys recorded "Wild in the Streets" with swamp-boogie grand wizard Dr. John, but its hot-summer-asphalt beat and back-alley-hiss chorus are NYC through and through — just like Jeffreys himself. Born in Brooklyn in the 1940s, half black and half Puerto Rican, he went to college with Lou Reed and was an early protégé of John Cale. His rock-, soul-, and reggae-inflected albums brought him a measure of acclaim in the late 1970s, but even back then Jeffreys was an underrated and underappreciated homegrown virtuoso. Though it was cut in 1973, "Wild in the Streets" didn't make it onto an album for another four years. That's fine in retrospect, because as a slice of New York life it has proven timeless. Look at it this way: If you go into a jukebox bar in this town and Garland Jeffreys ain't on the jukebox, turn around. You're in the wrong bar.

Nov 3, 2014

New tees in the house

New tees are in the house, available for sale at all shows and soon on the shop!

Nov 2, 2014

Calling Westchester: Benefit for Lagond Music School 11/22

Garland Jeffreys will kick off Lagond Music School's "Spotlight Series" concert on Nov. 22. The benefit performance will raise money for scholarships and financial aid to deserving and at-risk students, as well as community outreach programs. The organization hopes to showcase a diverse range of musicians and draw audiences to their new intimate performance space, Lagond's LIVE! from The Haven. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. followed by show at 8:30 p.m. Cover charge is $25. For reservations, visit Nine Haven Street, Elmsford. (From Journal News "Admit One")

Oct 28, 2014

A Year and a Day


Lou Reed, wishing me a happy birthday.

Oct 24, 2014

Hey Twin Cities - G at the Dakota in Minneapolis on November 7th!

Hey Twin Cities, here's "Spanish Town" from Garland's 2012 visit to Minneapolis and St. Paul - get your tickets now to G's November 7th show at The Dakota in Minneapolis!  Tickets at