Garland Jeffreys’ highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is set for April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. This all-new recording comes on the heels of 2013’s widely praised Truth Serum, which American Songwriter declared was “filled with seven decades of gritty, street-smart attitude.” With this release, Jeffreys—who The New York Times hails as “beloved”—continues making provocative, personally charged rock and roll, as heard in the album’s title track, debuting today. Listen/share the song HERE.
Jeffreys will tour widely in support of the album, with multiple performances at SXSW and stops in New York, Chicago, the U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and more. The Huffington Post calls his live performances “a seriously satisfying high-octane show.” See below for tour details.
Produced with James Maddock, 14 Steps To Harlem delivers what fans have come to expect from Jeffreys: edgy immediacy and literate, emotionally raw lyrics coupled with a still supple voice capable of singing in a wide range of styles. The record features core band members Mark Bosch, Charly Roth, Brian Stanley and Tom Curiano, guest spots by Brian Mitchell and Ben Stivers, a duet with his daughter Savannah and a violin solo by Laurie Anderson.
Jeffreys first captured the public’s attention playing the clubs of 1960s Greenwich Village, performing songs that reflected on life as a multi-racial man in America. He has since collaborated and performed with legendary artists from across the musical spectrum including Dr. John, The E Street Band, John Cale, Michael Brecker, Larry Campbell, The Rumour, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Sly & Robbie, Sonny Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Lou Reed, among many others.
A New York Blues Hall of Famer and Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jeffreys has appeared at such highly regarded festivals such as Montreux Jazz, Byron Bay Blues, Ottawa Folk and Fuji Rock. He appears and performs in Wim Wenders’ film The Soul of a Man, and his hit single “Wild In The Streets”—the Circle Jerks cover of which has become an anthem in its own right—was recently featured in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix original series The Get Down.
GARLAND JEFFREYS LIVE
March 13-17—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 18—Scotch Plains, NJ—JCC of Central New Jersey
March 30—Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK—Cluny 2
March 31—Poole, UK—Mr Kyps
April 1—London, UK—Nells Jazz & Blues
April 2—Leicester, UK—The Musician
April 6—Kinross, Scotland—Backstage at the Green Hotel
April 8—Cham, Switzerland—Steirereck-Kreuz
April 9—Metzingen-Glems, Germany—Gasthaus Hirsch
April 10—Norderstedt, Germany—Music Star
April 11—Malmo, Sweden—Folk a Rock
April 15—New York, NY—City Winery
May 4—Toronto, ON—Hugh’s Room
May 5—Montreal, QB—Club Soda
May 6—Albany, NY—WAMC’s The Linda
May 18—Brighton, UK—Alt Escape Festival
June 15—Chicago, IL—City Winery
June 23—Paris, France—New Morning
June 24—Den Haag, Netherlands—Night at the Park Festival