Jeff Black’s songwriting crafts raw emotions into lyrical stories. Yet there’s nothing predictable about a Jeff Black lyric other than it will be sung robustly, and it will head toward hope instead of dwell on despair. His live shows are funny, moving, and equally unpredictable. Drawing comparisons to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Jackson Browne, music writers have called him “a musical genius,” a “tremendous vocalist and writer,” and a “holy-roller piano player and a blazing guitarist.” Boston’s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black one of the top 100 most important folk artists of the last 25 years.
“His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside” —No Depression