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Veteran New York City Songwriter, Garland Jeffreys has a brand new album called The King Of In Between. He's playing Sellersville Theater, on Saturday, June 25, and he'll be here for a Free At Noon show, Friday, June 24.
The title of Garland Jeffreys' latest album is an apt description of his life's work overall--The King Of In Between. Half black and half Puerto Rican, he's a singer-songwriter whose fringe blend of rock 'n' roll, reggae, blues, and soul is edgy and full of poignant social commentary. He knows what it means to be an outsider, as evidenced by his accessible yet unclassifiable music. With a discography stretching back to the '60s (when he met Lou Reed before The Velvet Underground and played at numerous Manhattan nightclubs), Jeffreys has done it all. He's been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion. His Atlantic Records version of "Wild in the Streets" has become something of an anthem for skaters, he's been featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary on blues music, and he's become the proud father of a budding musician.
The King Of In Between comes after a 15 year hiatus from the music business, self-enforced, because Jeffreys decided that fatherhood was his focus. Now that his daughter Savannah is 15 and gaining fans herself, Jeffreys is also back on the scene. The King Of In Between was co-produced by Larry Campbell (Grammy-winning producer with Levon Helm) and mixed by legendary Roy Cicala (John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen). It features Lou Reed, Duncan Sheik, Duke Levine, and of course Savannah Jeffreys. It's rootsy, something of a return to Jeffrey's early days, and its focus is greatly on New York--the incredible mix of people and ideas, embodied in music. Melancholy and alternatively joyful, acoustic and electric, full of both bluesy rock and R&B, Jeffreys' latest is truly king of in between.
Jeffreys has been performing in the States and Europe with two bands, and he's here at World Cafe Live this Friday for a free performance. He's got experience, great music and a wonderful stage presence. Don't miss out on this week's Free at Noon with the legendary Garland Jeffreys. What better way to start the weekend?
Recent Release: The King of In Between
Release Date: June 7 2011
Label: Luna Park Records
Origin: Brooklyn, NY