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Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys - FUV Live - 2013

by Darren DeVivo

Singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys has been in the NYC music scene since the '70s. His first big hit was with the 1973 single "Wild In the Streets," which has since been covered by various artists. Garland is an artist’s artist — he’s played with John Cale, Bruce Springsteen and the late Levon Helm. Bob Marley even said that he was the only American who could really sing reggae. While his musical style is infused with reggae, it’s not limited to that. You’ll also find rock, blues and soul in the mix.

From the FUV Vault: Garland Jeffreys

by Darren DeVivo

This month on Words & Music, we're dipping into the FUV Vault to revisit some of our favorite sessions. Today is my pick, so I'm going with my Garland Jeffreys session from 2011. He had just released his first studio album in 20 years, The King of In Between and I was so psyched to finally have new material from him. He was a fascinating guy to talk to; full of great stories and the perfomances were fantastic too!

Garland Jeffreys - Words and Music - 2011

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Luc Crul

New York City mainstay Garland Jeffreys has been a respected song-crafter for over 40 years, but for the last 20, we haven't heard anything new from him here in the U.S. Now, he's back with 'The King of In Between,' and joined host Darren DeVivo in FUV's Studio A to talk about the songs, and the wait. [04/26/2011]