Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The legendary Garland Jeffreys plays the Iron Horse Saturday, June 18th. New album "The King Of In Between" due out June 9th.

 The legendary Garland Jeffreys has done it all. This Brooklyn native attended Syracuse University, where he spent a year studying art history in Florence, Italy. Back home he began his career in Greenwich Village clubs and has since released
 numerous critically acclaimed albums featuring a roster of guest artists such as Lou Reed, Dr. John, Sly & Robbie,
 David Johansen, Phoebe Snow, Luther Vandross, Randy Brecker, Duncan Sheik and members of the E Street Band—a group that gives a pretty good indication of his genre-bending music.

With a powerful, supple voice and an eclectic catalogue of songs covered by everyone from punk pioneers The Circle Jerks (Wild in the Streets) to the neo-folk group Vetiver (Lon Chaney).

Jeffreys is “a man of diversity with music to match…had he been born earlier, Mr. Jeffreys could have had a career as a jazz singer…had he been born later, he might have been a peer to Citizen Cope and Ben Harper, who mix up their playlists and benefit from followings not bound by the dictates of radio.” -Wall Street Journal

The King Of In Between- his first release in 13 years is out on June 9th. Listen to the song "Coney Island Winter" here. Following a full band show last fall and a number of benefit appearances, Garland, a "best-kept secret" praised for his "streetwise flair" by Rolling Stone, has re-emerged as a fixture of the NYC music scene.

Garland Jeffreys plays the Iron Horse on Saturday, June 18th at 7PM. Tickets here.

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