Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Hamilton
Washington, DC

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The Hamilton
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Phone: (202) 787-1000
600 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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“Before Beck, there was Garland Jeffreys.” — Toronto Star The King Of In Between is the work of a mature artist and the distillation of Garland Jeffreys’ long career dedicated to addressing socially conscious themes across a broad range of musical styles. He’s been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion whose work should be taught in schools. With songs covered by artists as diverse as punk pioneers The Circle Jerks (“Wild in the Streets”) and the neo-folk band Vetiver (“Lon Chaney”), Jeffreys is truly unclassifiable. Long known for his amazing roster of supporting musicians on every record, with names such as Stan Getz, Dr. John, Sonny Rollins, James Taylor, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Phoebe Snow, and Sly and Robbie, The King of In Between doesn’t disappoint. Among the contributors are Duncan Sheik, with caterwauling guitar on “I’m Alive,” and old friend Lou Reed on the somewhat ironic, insinuating doo-doo-doo backing vocals on “The Contortionist.” The album was co-produced by Larry Campbell (Grammy-winning producer with Levon Helm) and mixed by legendary Roy Cicala (John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen) of New York’s Record Plant, who years ago shipped the entire soundboard of the venerable studio down to his new studio in São Paulo, Brazil. Cicala mixed two of Jeffreys’ best-known songs; “Wild in the Streets” and the European radio hit “Matador.” The King Of In Between marks a return to the more rootsy sounds of Jeffreys’ earlier work, especially his acclaimed 1977 album Ghost Writer. After a string of records in the seventies including American Boy and Girl, One-Eyed Jack and Ghost Writer, the eighties brought the fiercely rocking Escape Artist, which yielded radio favorites “R.O.C.K.” and a cover of garage classic “96 Tears.” After Guts for Love, a record chronicling the ups and downs of a long-term relationship, Jeffreys took a long hiatus before returning with Don’t Call Me Buckwheat, a comp
Ticket Price: $25-30
Door Time:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Ages:All Ages

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