Garland Jeffreys is the kind of artist I absolutely obsess over. A college chum of Lou Reed, Jeffrey’s has been musically active since the late 60s, and his Ghost Writer (1977) record is a bona fide “lost” classic. He also may be the only person to collaborate with Sonny Rollins and be covered by The Circle Jerks.
After a 13 year hiatus, Jeffreys returns to the bin on June 14th with The King Of In Between, a style-hopping rumination of his childhood experiences in Coney Island. Descriptions of the record suggest New York retrofitted by Black And Blue-era Stones. Works for me. Throw in a Lou Reed cameo and you might start hearing the word comeback bandied about. Here’s the stream and video for lead single, Coney Island Winter, a song you can download for nothin’ right over here.
Garland Jeffreys on Tour
6/05 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Music Hall
6/10 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center
6/12 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
6/18 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
6/22 – NY, NY – Bottom Line Tribute @ River to River Festival
6/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Free At Noon @ WXPN
6/25 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersvile Theater