Garland Jeffreys Releasing New Album, Sets Tour

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Garland Jeffreys (Photo by Myriam Santos)

Singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys will release a new album, 14 Steps to Harlem, April 28 on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. This all-new recording comes on the heels of his 2013 set Truth Serum. Produced with James Maddock, 14 Steps to Harlem features Jeffreys’ core band members Mark Bosch, Charly Roth, Brian Stanley and Tom Curiano, guest spots by Brian Mitchell and Ben Stivers, a duet with Jeffreys’ daughter Savannah and a violin solo by Laurie Anderson.

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. See the complete itinerary below.

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According to a press release, “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 and Robbie, Sonny Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Lou Reed, among many others.”

Garland Jeffreys’ 14 Steps to Harlem

A New York Blues Hall of Famer and Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jeffreys has appeared at 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” was recently featured in Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix original series The Get Down.

Track List

When You Call My Name
Schoolyard Blues
14 Steps To Harlem
Reggae On Broadway
Time Goes Away
Spanish Heart
I’m A Dreamer
Waiting For The Man
Colored Boy Said
Luna Park Love Theme

Tour Dates
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

Listen to the title track from 14 Steps to Harlem

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