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JT at Beatnik Bandido, August 23

I will be performing at Beatnik Bandido Music Emporium, 417 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 92701, on Wednesday, August 23 at 9:30. Jeff West and the Witwoods at 8 PM. They sound great. They have fine original songs and last time they did a Buffalo Springfield tune and somebody had an electric 12-string. I myself will […]

The Cardinal

I recently got to produce Julie Christensen’s new CD, The Cardinal. We tracked at Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN, with an amazing band of (mostly) East Nashville players, engineer Joe Costa, and a a bunch of great songs. More on this later, and more info on the release of The Cardinal, a thrilling and beautiful […]

Lyrics to Songs from “Five Horses, Four Riders” (2009)

Something Must Of Happened struck by lightning, trailed by hounds, hit by shrapnel, raised by clowns just a little bit askew something must of happened to you shake it loose or make it crack. he ain’t ever coming back everybody knows it too something must of happened to you what exactly does it take bend […]

Lanois at the Cinema

I played the Cinema in Culver City last Tuesday, May 13. Not much of a crowd, but Daniel Lanois was at the bar. He had shown up with singer Tawny Ellis and Danielle Hardy from McCabe’s. We talked between sets. I saw his band Black Dub on the festival circuit a couple of years ago, […]

The new record, slowly but magnificently.

It’s going slow, mainly due to a shortage of funds, but God will it be good when it’s done. I have 13 tracks I’m mixing now at Pie And Tart Studio with the trusty Peter Malick. Look for a summer release. Song titles include “Sugar”, “Bottom Of My Heart”, and “I Don’t Have A Fucking […]

JT performs at Library Girl March 9

I’m part of Susan Hayden’s event on Suday, March 9 at 7:00 PM. I’ll be doing 3 songs acoustic, and I think it’ll be a ton of fun. Featuring monologist Paul Linke, poet Andrew Allport, novelist/short fiction writer/essayist Sariah Dorbin, poet Rebecca Gonzales, novelist/short fiction writer Mariana Dietl and new work by playwright Sharon Yablon, […]

Time To Make Another Record

I went into the studio last year and recorded some tracks with Steve Mugalian on drums and Paul Eckman on bass. They sound very good. And then I got sidetracked. But it’s time to go back to work. I have enough new songs for 2 or 3 new records — no kidding! — so I’m […]

Jeff with Julie Christensen at McCabe’s 5/13

Julie Christensen’s CD release party, for Weeds Like Us, produced by Jeff (and named after his song from Five Horses, Four Riders), will be at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico, Santa Monica 90405, 310 828-4497 at 8 PM, Sunday, May 13. Band includes Rick Shea on guitar, Steve Mugalian on drums, and Jeff on bass, […]

JT with Mavis Staples 3/31/12

Mavis Staples 3/31/2012 Asheville NC, University of North Carolina, Evening with

JT with Mavis Staples 3/30/12

Mavis Staples 3/30/2012 Charlotte NC, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Support TBA

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