GARLAND JEFFREYS’ VIDEO FOR “14 STEPS TO HARLEM” PREMIERES ON BILLBOARD
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM 14 STEPS TO HARLEM OUT APRIL 28 VIA LUNA PARK RECORDS/ROUGH TRADE
SXSW AND WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
“Deserves the status of American legend” –The Guardian
“A musical poet of the New York streets” –The New Yorker
Garland Jeffreys’ video for his single “14 Steps To Harlem” premieres on Billboard, who proclaim, “...between doo-wop style choruses, the video streams appropriate black & white period photos, including plenty of street scenes and venues such as the Apollo Theatre and the Rhythm Club. The combination presents a vivid image of Jeffreys’ experience as a youth, with a solemn and reverent but also joyful tone.” Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2lP3Uwn. The title track appears on Jeffreys highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, set for an April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. With this release, Jeffreys—who The New York Times hails as “beloved”—continues making provocative, personally charged rock and roll.
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.
For more information, please contact Chris Schimpf, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
14 STEPS TO HARLEM TRACKLIST
1. When You Call My Name
2. Schoolyard Blues
3. 14 Steps To Harlem
5. Reggae On Broadway
6. Time Goes Away
7. Spanish Heart
8. I’m A Dreamer
9. Waiting For The Man
11. Colored Boy Said
12. Luna Park Love Themee
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 4 /// Pawling, NY /// Daryl's House
June 8 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Cafe
June 15 /// Chicago, IL /// City Winery
June 16 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Dakota Jazz Club
June 23 /// Paris, France /// New Morning
June 24 /// Den Haag, Netherlands /// Night at the Park Festival