Garland Jeffreys

New Yorker Garland Jeffreys is doing a European tour with his band, this is to promote his forthcoming new album “14 Steps to Harlem”. This date includes a return to Mr Kyps in Poole on the 31st March.

Garland Jeffreys recently had his “Wild in the Streets” from 1973 voted 7th best song about New York in a “Village Voice” Top 60 listing and was also acclaimed by “New Yorker” magazine. His albums have been populated by some of the finest session players in the world for a couple of decades. Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Sly & Robbie, Brecker Brothers, Dr John, Pino Palladino, Sonny Rollins, Hugh McCracken……you get the idea.

Garland Jeffreys

There was 13 years between albums before 2011’s The King of In Between so Jeffreys again has directed his considerable energies and restless creativity towards writing and performing. And, oh, how that’s evident on his last album, Truth Serum, one of his best albums in a catalogue full of moving, important work.

After The King of In Between, Jeffreys’ relatively low profile disappeared with appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” on stage with his old pal, Bruce Springsteen, and performances across the globe (Jeffrey’s has remained popular in Europe where his song, “Matador” remains a radio staple). Jeffreys has now turned 70, but his live performances and his joy for life are undiminished. He will still jump from the stage and strut through the audience. And he’s as confident in his writing as he’s ever been.

Garland Jeffreys

If you want to see an artist still at the top of his game at an age when many have reached for the snooze option with recorded and live output, this gig is for you. His tried and trusted New York band will accompany him. A New Year’s Eve in the Big Apple drew the likes of David Byrne and Laurie Anderson (Lou Reed’s widow) to the show. Garland and Lou were life long buddies and this sometimes shows in Garland’s songs. The set list on the night included a cover of the V.U’s “Waiting for the Man”

Buy Your Tickets here, priced at £13.20 each


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