NEWS 2009THE ALBUM
"For whom the willow weeps" is released, after an unforeseen delay on 1st June. There are 15 tracks. All songs and tunes self penned and in the folk idiom, mostly English in style. ( there's a couple of "ol' timey" tunes as well) On sale at gigs, on the site,on Amazon and on I-player There's a couple of demos on the home page! The musicians and tracks are listed if you click here, also the lyrics are available so take a look.
Well at last I'm able to start up the Brian Jeffels Band. Much more traditional in its music than The Creosote Brothers but all my own material. The line up at present is myself (string instruments/accordion and vocals), Lin Griffin (accordion/guitar/thumb piano and vocals) and Maggie Lonergan (fiddle/vocals). This line up changed over the years and went on to include Andrew Metcalf (fiddle), Heather Sanderson (fiddle and Vince Gorman (multi stringed instruments).
|FORTHCOMING DATES - MARCH
March 17th (St. Patrick's day)
St. Neots Folk Club - this will be a solo performance as both Lin and Maggie are out Irishing that night so I'll be doing the songs as they were first written. I'm looking forward to this one- never been to the club before even though it's probably one of my most local venues.
Since writing this I've played here and it's a really nice club with lots of "singalong" people. Met loads of people I knew playing as well so I'm looking forward to going returning..
The new album is well underway, I've finished my tracks and the final vocals are being recorded now so the release date should not be far off. Some of the tracks are much fuller in sound than the last album and there are some interesting new instruments to be heard. A good listen - very traditional with some really nice songs and tunes sought out by the boys.