His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside."|
- No Depression
Thirty years of celebrated live performances and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Blackhawk and Dierks Bentley, Jeff Black is recognized as a pioneer in the modern music industry. Boston s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. After critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile Music imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, Black continues to evolve as an influential artist on the who's who list of post-alt troubadours. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.
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.
"The tradition of an artist delivering songs that are damn near perfectly crafted and filled with the wisdom of the ages."
Jedd Beaudoin | PopMatters
MOLLY PINTO MADIGAN
Hailed for her angelic voice and haunting compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan won first place in WUMB's Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest in 2009. Interestingly enough, Jeff Black was one of the judges that night many years ago. Molly was named "Artist of the Year" at Salem State University, her alma mater. Since her debut as the lead singer for the teen bluegrass band Jaded Mandolin, Madigan has submerged herself in the dark, luscious world of ballads, drawn to their magic, and her original songs echo with the whisperings of the American and European traditional music.
Madigan has performed extensively around the Boston area at venues like Club Passim, The Boston Celtic Music Festival, First Night Boston, and The Lizard Lounge, sharing the stage with some big names in folk music, including Claire Lynch, Scott Alarik, Bridget Fitzgerald (of Cherish the Ladies), Robbie O'Connell (of The Clancy Brothers), Susan Cattaneo, Tracy Grammer, and John Carter Cash. Her original song, "Bloom," has been featured on WUMB's Local Folk program as well as WBRS's Off the Beaten Path
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