Biography Jeff Black was born circa 1960 and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Black received his first guitar as a present for his tenth birthday. In his twenties Black began performing at Blayney's, a Kansas City blues club where he also worked as a bouncer. Soon Black began touring and eventually relocated to Nashville, Tennessee after receiving a letter from Iris DeMent (Black lends some backing vocals on DeMent's 1992 debut album, Infamous Angel). Black's own first album, Birmingham Road, was recorded with the members of the band Wilco, minus lead singer, Jeff Tweedy.
The songs have been described as "fine portraits of American life without the sappiness or self-consciousness often attributed to the singer/songwriter genre. In 2007 Boston's WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. Discography * Birmingham Road | Arista 1998 * Honey And Salt | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003 * B-Sides And Confessions Vol. I | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003 * Tin Lily | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003 * Mining | Lotos Nile Music Released 2007 * Sleepy Town | Lotos Nile Music Released 2008 * Christmas Sunshine | Lotos Nile Music Released 2009 * Plow Through The Mystic | Lotos Nile Music Released 2011 * B-Sides and Confessions Vol. 2 | Lotos Nile Music Released 2013 * Folklore | Lotos Nile Music Released 2014 1.
Ronnie Lankford, Jr. "Review: Tin Lily", Allmusic 3.5/5 stars 2. Melissa Block, "Singer as DJ: Jeff Black's Podcasts", All Things Considered, National Public Radio, August 9, 2005 3. Arthur Wood, "From Missouri to Nashville", FolkWax (link requires free subscription) 4.
Charlotte Dillon, "Jeff Black: Biography", Allmusic 5. James Chrispell, "Review: Birmingham Road", Allmusic 4/5 stars 6. Arthur Wood, "Review: Honey and Salt, FolkWax, June 11, 2003 (8 out of 10) 7. Arthur Wood, "Review: B Sides and Confessions" , FolkWax, March 26, 2003 (9 out of 10) 8.
Arthur Wood, "Another Winner from Jeff Black" (Review of Tin Lily), FolkWax, July 28, 2005 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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