Jeff Blackburn & Friends

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You will hear them for a short set at the CV Art & Wine Festival, AFTER BEING BOUNCED AROUND THE BACK SEAT OF TOO MANY AUTOS FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS, INDIANA, WASHINGTON STATE, NEW MEXICO, ENDED UP IN BAKERFIELD. ESCAPING OUT OF HIGH-SCHOOL TO HITCH-HIKE TO THE FOLK SCENES FROM SAN JOSE, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, AND BACK TO BERKELEY, SAN FRANCISCO, AND MARIN COUNTY. HOMING IN THE BAY AREA AND TEAMING UP WITH SHERRY SNOW IN THE EARLY SIXTIES TO FORM "BLACKBURN AND SNOW", ONE OF THE BAY AREA’S PROMINENT PSYCHEDELIC ROCK BANDS. RECORDING AN ALBUM OF ALMOST ALL ORIGINAL SONGS WITH TRIDENT PRODUCTIONS WHICH WAS UNRELEASED UNTIL ALEC PALAO OF BIG BEAT RECORDS REPRODUCED IT IN 1999 AND IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE HERE. BIG BEAT HAS ALSO RELEASED A COLLECTION FROM THAT PERIOD CALLED "WEST COAST COUNTRY" WHICH INCLUDES "TIME," ANOTHER BLACKBURN ORIGINAL. FOLLOWING THE FLAME-OUT OF TRIDENT PRODUCTIONS & A BRIEF VISIT TO L.A., THE DUO WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS-- HE TOURED WITH MOBY GRAPE DURING THE 1970S, FORMING FRIENDSHIPS AND MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS WITH SINGER/BASSIST BOB MOSLEY AND GUITARIST JERRY MILLER. JEFF RETURNED TO HIS FAVORITE SANTA CRUZ MTS.--& A VARIETY OF BANDS. "SOQUEL"/ "SILVER WINGS"/ "BUCKIN’ THE ODDS" W/ SOME GREAT PLAYERS.-THE C.D. "THEN & THERE" CAPTURES A GLIMPSE & SOME CLASSIC MUSICIANS FROM AN L.A. SESSION. IN SUMMER ’77, NEIL YOUNG CAME TO TOWN & JOINED JEFF’S CURRENT BAND. ALL 4 MEMBERS CONTRIBUTED SONGS EQUALLY, AND THEY RENAMED THEMSELVES THE DUCKS, PLAYING SOLD-OUT SHOWS AT LOCAL CLUBS THROUGHOUT THAT LEGENDARY SUMMER IN SANTA CRUZ. JEFF CONTINUES TO WRITE SONGS, PLAY MUSIC WITH HIS BAND BUCK N THE ODDS AND IS LIVIN’ & LOVIN’ LIFE. HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS AMERICANA INCORPORATING FOLK, ROCK, COUNTRY & BLUES. HIS LYRICS ARE POETIC, CLEVER & SOULFUL. HIS STRONG RICH VOICE IS HONEST & HEARTFELT. RECENT VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBhTtFxxCS4

Member Since:

March 11, 2007

Members:

BUCK N THE ODDS: Vox/Guitar: JEFF BLACKBURN Bass/Vox: JOJO FOX (bass/vocals) Guitar: LENNY COLLINS Percussion: MICHAEL JOHNSON ...AND MANY MORE...