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Jeff Black Folklore available everywhere April 1st!
Jeff Black: Folklore

Going for adds now!
Available in stores April 1st, 2014
iTunes pre-sale begins 3/1/14

Folklore is the 10th release from the prolific songwriter. Recorded over a 2 day period in Nashville, Tennessee at Arcana Studios, Jeff Black arms himself with a guitar, harmonica and a banjo to traverse the clay-dust roads that trace the cutting edge of pop culture, delivering a collection of modern folk and acoustic classics.

“His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside.”
- No Depression


MARKETING:

Folklore is available for radio download now via AirPlay Direct. A press and digital marketing campaign is being spearheaded by Lotos Nile - Media Marketing Music. International, national and regional press reviews are confirmed. Tour dates in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest are being booked throughout 2014 including SXSW, International Folk Alliance Conference, Kerrville Folk Festival, Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. “Live in 333,” an online concert series from Black’s very own virtual speakeasy, will feature a concert partnership with the national SADS Foundation and also offer a video format for Black’s highly acclaimed Black Tuesday’s podcast series.

RETAIL:

The album will be available at jeffblack.com and wherever fine digital albums are sold. Physical copies will be available for purchase at select independent retailers, Amazon and jeffblack.com.

TOUR DATES:

FEB 19-23 Kansas City MO International Folk Alliance
SA 02.22.14 Kansas City MO Folk Alliance
MAR 2014 Austin TX SXSW
WE 03.12.14 Austin TX SXSW - Stephen F's Jeff Black 9 pm
SA 03.15.14 Austin TX Second Play Stage / Hyatt Place
MAR 25-29 Nashville TN Tin Pan South Jeff Black
TH 04.10.14 Kansas City MO Knuckleheads
SA 04.12.14 St. Louis MO Private Jeff Black
FR 06.06.14 Kerrville TX Kerrville Folk Festival Main Stage Time
SA 06.07.14 Kerrville TX Kerrville Folk Festival Ballad Tree 3-5p
SA 10.04.14 Nashville, TN Bluebird On The Mountain Jeff Black Kim Richey and more.

Folklore tracklist:
1. Rider Coming 2:00
2. Folklore 3:11
3. Break The Ground 2:35
4. Howdy Do 2:31
5. Cages Of My Heart 2:56
6. 63' Mercury Meteor 3:58
7. Lemonade 1:32
8. #10 Bus 3:12
9. No Quarter 4:55
10. Sing Together 2:53
11. Tom Domino 4:21
12. Flat Car 3:07
13. Decoration Day 4:47

All songs written by Jeff Black
ⓒⓅ Lotos Nile Music BMI


For more information on Jeff Black and Folklore please visit www.JeffBlack.com. For Jeff Black in-studio, phoner and airplay copy requests, please contact:
Kissy Black Ashley Moyer
kissyblack@lotosnile.com ashley@lotosnile.com
615.298.1144 615.298.1144

Jeff Black: B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two Going for adds now! Available in stores January 15, 2013
Jeff Black: B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two Going for adds now! Available in stores January 15, 2013
“Nothing short of brilliant. Black is an artist of substance.” - Billboard

Jeff Black: B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two

Going for adds now!
Available in stores January 15, 2013

Suggested Radio Tracks:
All Right Now (1:59): Black revisits his Kansas City roots on this acoustic blues homage to the present moment. Lotos Nile Music is offering a free download of this song for your listeners using promo code “jeffblackradio” at jeffblack.com.

Molly Rose (4:53): A heartbreaking story song about love in its truest form.

Avalon (3:54): Features Jerry Douglas on resonator guitar with Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg on harmony vocals.

Miss Me (3:4: Poignant story about reevaluating your life on your way back home.

An Evil Lesson Is Soon Learned (2:54): Features Sam Bush on fiddle and a sing-along chorus.

Praise for Black’s 2011 release Plow Through The Mystic:

“This latest set continues a tradition established on earlier albums such as Tin Lily and Honey and Salt, the tradition of an artist delivering songs that are damn near perfectly crafted and filled with the wisdom of the ages.” - Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters

“With his rich baritone voice and superlative songwriting chops, Jeff Black ranks among the elite of contemporary singer/songwriters.” - Steven Stone, Audiophile
A Soulful Collection From an Incredible Storyteller...
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jeff Black announces the upcoming release of his ninth studio album B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two on Jan. 15, 2013.

B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two follows Black’s critically acclaimed 2011 release Plow Through the Mystic, which was hailed as a “masterful music soundscape” by Folk Alley and celebrated by PopMatters as an example of “the tradition of an artist delivering songs that are damn near perfectly crafted, and filled with the wisdom of the ages." This latest album is a new chapter of moving and soulful songs from the insightful storyteller.

Joined on the album by music legends and friends Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Matraca Berg and Gretchen Peters, Black has created another remarkable collection of roots-driven tunes.

MARKETING:

B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two is available for radio download now via AirPlay Direct. A press and digital marketing campaign is being spearheaded by Lotos Nile - Media Marketing Music. International, national and regional press reviews are confirmed. Tour dates in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest are being booked throughout 2013. “Live in 333,” an online concert series from Black’s very own virtual speakeasy, will feature a concert partnership with the national SADS Foundation and also offer a video format for Black’s highly acclaimed Black Tuesday’s podcast series.

RETAIL:

The album will be available at jeffblack.com and wherever fine digital albums are sold. Physical copies will be available for purchase at select independent retailers, Amazon and jeffblack.com.

TOUR DATES:

Jan. 12: Huntsville, AL - The Folk Mission
Jan. 18-20: SoWal, FL - 30A Songwriters Festival
Jan. 24: Salisbury, NC - Keppel Auditorium (Benefit for Habitat for Humanity w/ Edwin McCain)
Jan. 25: York, SC - Sylvia Theater (Support for Edwin McCain)
Jan. 26: York, SC - Sylvia Theater
March 23: Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon (Benefit for KKFI 90.1)
March 24: Holdrege, KS - Rehmsworld Concert Series
March 29: Manhattan, KS - Manhattan Arts Center (BirdHouse Music Series)
More dates to be announced.

B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two tracklist:
1. All Right Now
2. Molly Rose
3. Avalon
4. Impala
5. Alice Carry
6. Days On End
7. Miss Me
8. An Evil Lesson Is Soon Learned
9. Good Old Days
10. True Love Never Let Me Down
11. Remain
12. Sunday Falling

For more information on Jeff Black and B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two please visit www.JeffBlack.com. For Jeff Black in-studio, phoner and airplay copy requests, please contact:
Kissy Black Ashley Moyer
kissyblack@lotosnile.com ashley@lotosnile.com
615.298.1144 615.298.1144


Listen LIVE to Jeff on WSM-AM Tuesday morning at 8:30 am CST with Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos
Plow Through The Mystic
Available everywhere November 22, 2011
Listen LIVE to Jeff on WSM-AM Tuesday morning at
8:30 am CST with Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos

Jeff Black releases his new album Plow Through The Mystic today, November 22, 2011. The album will be available everywhere, and by everywhere we mean Jeff's official website, Amazon.com , iTunes, and Jeff's home at Bandcamp for our friends abroad who may not have access to iTunes.

Plow Through The Mystic downloads are available in MP3 320, FLAC, MP3 VBR (V0), AAC, Ogg Vorbis or ALAC format and of course, the physical CD itself.

Jeff will celebrate the national release of Plow Through The Mystic with a visit to WSM-AM. Listen live online at 8:30 a.m. CST. Have a request? The WSM studio line is 615-458-2448.

We're building a brand new website and something very special for all of our friends on the Blacklist. We've got our sites set on early 2012 to reveal the new home for Jeff Black and his music, B-Sides And Confessions Vol. II, The Blacklist 2011-2012, and blacktuesdays.tv but, in the meantime, we've updated every nook and cranny of Jeff's official website so we hope you'll stop in to check it out. Keep your eyes on the 2012 schedule as we'll be posting a lot of live performance dates coming up including Jeff Black at The 30A Songwriters Festival, Jeff's upcoming shows at The Studio@620 and the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.

We are extremely grateful and want to share our appreciation for our friends over at Folk Alley for presenting A First Listen to "Plow Through The Mystic" and for the contribution they continue to make in the world of acoustic, roots, singer/songwriter, contemporary and tradtional folk music around the globe. It is completely free to register and listen. They would love and appreciate your presence so please visit listener supported FolkAlley.com

We couldn't have done it without the belief and support of everyone in the mix. All of the listeners around the world, "The Blacklist" and all the wonderful people who love music and support the art. You know who you are and we love you!

Thank you and thanks for listening.

Jeff Black’s Plow Through the Mystic Album Available November 22, 2011 Features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters and Kim Richey
Jeff Black’s Plow Through the Mystic Album Available November 22, 2011

Plow Through the Mystic Funded by Jeff’s Blacklist – Black’s
Patronage and Subscription Content Delivery Model

Nashville, Tenn. – November 1, 2011 – Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jeff Black will release his new album Plow Throw the Mystic on November 22, 2011. After four critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, three fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, thirty plus years of celebrated live performing and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Blackhawk and Dierks Bentley, Jeff solidifies his reputation as a creative force in the roots genres with this eighth album. Black’s grassroots following has allowed him to build a career like few other singer/songwriters in the business and to sustain his contribution as an artist in the disrupted music business environment.

“I feel like I already have the brass ring in my pocket, just being able to nurture this thing that I’ve wanted, this need to observe and relate, since I was 10 years old,” says Black. “But I had to ask myself, ‘What’s the best way to do it now?’ Over the past decade I’ve learned that I have to make changes in how I create music and put it out there.”

Produced and recorded by Black in his own Arcana Studio, Plow Through the Mystic delivers a richly textured and intimate canvas of acoustic roots and world instrumentation. The album features contributions from mandolin legend and Newgrass founder Sam Bush, Resonator guitar master Jerry Douglas along with vocal contributions from Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters and Kim Richey. The album’s 14 tracks take listeners down personal paths of faith, doubt and spiritual grit, liberated by tones of gritty neo-folk and dirt blues. At times Black’s delivery is intimately conversational like an old, trusted friend, other times fiery with an almost tribal fervor.

Jeff entrusted the mix to Dave Sinko, known for his work with The Punch Brothers, Sam Bush and legend Don Williams. “I met Dave Sinko in 1991 when we were working on a project for Warner Chappell. It was a blessing to reconnect with him. Dave’s clarity and his observance of space for acoustic instruments is an art unto itself and I knew he would bring everything into that place where nothing gets lost and every interval shines. He is the original craftsman.” Mastered by Grammy winning engineer Joe Palmacchio (Jeff Buckley, Bill Withers, Hank Williams Sr.). “He’s a technical giant but emotion and human condition come first I believe, for Joe, and that’s why it was important to me for him to be part of it.”

The widest signal relay for carrying Jeff’s songs has been his fans. Next to that, Black’s series podcast “Black Tuesdays,” profiled as pioneering by NPR in 2005, constitutes 100+ downloadable EPs that continue to grow both his live audience and drive record sales and patronage. It is the convergence of Black’s direct connection with his fans via old school touring, together with the immediacy of digital content delivery that created this community of loyal fans who in turn made Plow Through the Mystic possible.

Continuing to evolve as a writer, performer and recording artist, Black has never before expressed so much of the creative process on his own terms, deepening his work and leaving the listener with Black’s most fully formed and resonant album of his career.

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    "He’s got the troubadour quality of a Steve Goodman, the poetic dignity of a Bruce Springsteen, and the bittersweet, outer-fringe edge of a Townes Van Zandt. We kid you not." -Steve Morse The Boston Globe
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