Gearing Up For Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

At a time when musical and ethnic diversity is being portrayed by certain segments of society as being a bad thing, the need for an artist like Garland Jeffreys has never been more necessary. Throughout his career, the Brooklyn native has regaled his loyal fan base with a canon that not only draws from a wide-ranging base of influence that encompasses rock and roll, jazz, blues, soul, reggae and folk, but has been driven by a lyrical deftness that’s reflected in the heart of an urban poet. This year looks to be a big one for Jeffreys, who’ll be releasing 14 Steps to Harlem, his first recording since 2013’s Truth Serum. He’s also working on Who is Garland Jeffreys?, a documentary that traces a career that’s yielded seminal albums like Ghost Writer, Escape Artist and Don’t Call Me Buckwheat and includes commentary from the likes of Harvey Keitel, Laurie Anderson and Graham Parker. Jeffreys and his crack trio will not only be road-testing material, but serving up classics like “Wild In the Streets,” “35 Millimeter Dreams,” “96 Tears” and “I May Not Be Your Kind.”

Garland Jeffreys will be appearing on March 12 at the Long Island Museum, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook. For more information, visit www.longislandmuseum.org or call 631-751-0066.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Returning To Sports In The Spring

Fall sports were postponed at many college universities across the country until at least the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the schools impacted...

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Mets Great Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver was, is and always will be “The Franchise.” The famed New York Mets pitcher died on Aug. 31 at the age of...

Andrea Bolender Outlines Goals Of The Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center

Andrea Bolender’s wrist says a lot. The bracelet on that wrist is powerful, a constant reminder of what her father went through 75 years...

A Guide To Fall Fashion

Stay at home staples or on-the-go outfits to look your best BY Caroline Ryan Comfortable clothes that keep us warm, (and looking cute) is certainly a...

Sip Like The Celebrities

Canned wine is the latest vino trend By Cyndi Zaweski What do Kate Bosworth, Emma Roberts and Target fans have in common? An affinity for Kim...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x