GARLAND JEFFREYS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – June 8th, 2017

GARLAND JEFFREYS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

GARLAND JEFFREYS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

The DuPont Brothers

Thu · June 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$22 + Fees

Garland Jeffreys
Garland Jeffreys
Garland Jeffreys has been making provocative, personally charged urban rock and roll since the late 1960s. 14 Steps To Harlem, the third album in six years by this “beloved rock-soul-reggae singer-songwriter” (New York Times) is set to release April 28 on his own Luna Park Records. Produced with James Maddock with core band members Mark Bosch, Charly Roth, Brian Stanley and Tom Curiano, guest spots by Brian Mitchell and Ben Stivers, a gorgeous duet with daughter Savannah and a radiant violin solo by Laurie Anderson, this record delivers what fans have come to expect from Jeffreys: edgy immediacy and literate, emotionally raw lyrics coupled with a still supple voice capable of singing in a practically limitless number of styles.

Jeffreys has long held the respect of his peers and the breadth of contributors to his recordings and performances reflect that, as well as an ahead of his time penchant for musical genre-bending: Dr. John, The E Street Band, John Cale, Michael Brecker, Larry Campbell, The Rumour, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Sly & Robbie, Sonny Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Lou Reed among many more have recorded and performed with him. With a string of critically acclaimed records and radio hits including “Wild in the Streets” and his cover of the garage rock classic “96 Tears” it’s a testament to both the broad appeal and diversity of his music that his songs have been covered by hardcore punk legends The Circle Jerks (whose version of “Wild in the Streets” is a skater anthem), psych-folkies Vetiver and jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. “Wild in the Streets” was recently featured in and included on the soundtrack album of the Baz Luhrmann-helmed Netflix original series “The Get Down.”
A 2016 Long Island Hall of Fame inductee, a NY Blues Hall of Famer, performing in the Wim Wenders film “The Soul of a Man,” recipient of the prestigious Schallplattenkritik Prize in Germany and the Tenco and Premio Prizes in Italy, and performing at world-class festivals such as Byron Bay Blues, Montreux Jazz, Ottawa Folk and Fuji Rock, Garland Jeffreys will not go gently into that good night. Here’s what people are saying about his recent shows:

• His live performances and his joy for life are undiminished. He will still jump from the stage and strut through the audience. When one story ends there’s always another about to begin... — No Depression

• Backed by a crack band, Jeffreys bring his great songs, powerful voice and buoyant personality — The New Yorker

• A seriously satisfying high-octane show — Huffington Post
The DuPont Brothers
The DuPont Brothers
Two brothers are reunited after years of geographical separation by a resonant collaboration in music. Honing in on their kindred synergy, the Burlington, VT based indie-folk duo has been living on the road while developing a large palette of material that they’ve condensed into an EP, Live DVD and a full length release called Heavy as Lead. Since the launch of the group in March of 2013, the brothers have played over 400 shows throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Southeast, South and Midwest. Their versatile songwriting stylings, lush vocal harmonies and fingerstyle guitar arrangements have lead them to be paired up with a wide variety of national acts including Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sturgill Simpson, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day, Ben Sollee, Chris Thomas King, The Lone Bellow, Della Mae and Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage.
“Together the DuPont Brothers resonate at just the right frequency. There were moments that honestly gave me chills."

-Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT
“It’s the essence of what stop-you-in-your-tracks music is suppose to do, which is shake you out of your day-to-day life like an old friend who wants you know everything will be ok, in time, as long as you never forget to believe in the endless possibilities of the cosmos.”

-Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News


“The debut LP from The DuPont Brothers is so pretty it hurts.”

- Maeri Ferguson, The Horn


“With the DuPont Brothers, we take a step back, slow our pace right down and take one deep breath, heart rate sliding down the scale as our thoughts climb through the murky path into our mind’s eye and away from the shallow chatter of everyday life. ‘Heavy As Lead’ takes us on a journey, one that is directed by emotion and mood, and guided by prose. The lyrics are perhaps as flowery as the music, poetry the basis for the construction of the tracks and a story clouded in ambiguity unfolding with each step.”

- Vickye, For the Country Record
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/