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12/12/2018 - My new "Calling all the Old Souls" cover design features an ancient Viking symbol roughly translated to “the wearer of this symbol will not lose his way during storms and bad weather, even if he does not know of his destination”. I can't think of anything more apt; it describes my life perfectly - I, and several of my friends, now get to live in fear of being laid off while rapidly getting older and have wonder how I'm going to provide for my family and I'm quickly running out of options. So, when all else fails, live for today, go play some guitar, sing some songs and try to muddle through as unscathed as humanly possible. :D

As usual, I made this album by myself, playing everything from drums, to rhodes electric piano and the occasional hammond (really getting into playing organ, look up Bill Doggett and listen to him play and sing - wow!), bass on my favorite fender jazz geddy lee bass and a whole heaping helping of guitar, playing everything from my usual '74 strat into my '74 Pro Reverb, my fancy Gibson Les Paul (purchased from proceeds from nice people like you buying my little self-produced albums, so thank you very much, it's a little too nice for me though, lol!) into my '73 marshall combo and acoustics courtesy of a $60 rogue acoustic and an $80 epiphone 12 string. Pretty much, if you have the will and a mission, one can make listenable music on pretty much anything.

These days, when I'm not working my ass off, teaching the kids to be responsible drivers, writing the random ditty or attempting to create some sort of sleep pattern, I spend my time working on my 'roadkill' style hotrods and recently acquired a 2010 Dodge Charger for pennies with a tight hemi and full police pursuit package which is quickly becoming my daily driver, as it keeps the aggressive asshole drivers at bay. Suckas! :D

I hope you enjoy my latest, I had a lot of fun making it, but realize, I wrote and recorded 50 songs before I had 10 I felt strongly enough about to release.. I haven't really decided on a release date, but likely in January or February, but you know I'm always excited to get things out the door, so if you want an early listen, hit me up! Hope things are good with everyone, if I can help with something, don't be shy. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!



Calling all the Old Souls

Gritty Music for Scrappy People

The Warmest of Holidays

Homestyle Blues

My Wicked Ways

Red Hot Texas Blues

She Said Yeah

Dealer For The People

Texas Quake

Heavy Weather

Electric Texas

Open Late Night

Working For The Enemy

Long Live Texas Blues

Jeff was born and raised in St. Louis and Houston before eventually making his way to Austin, living on a steady diet of hustling ice houses and roadhouses all around the bayou city since the age of 14. From the middle of farm country to the 5th ward, to playing rock gigs in the middle, he's got an eclectic, diverse history. Flash forward many years, with so much rich experience, and you've got a highly sought after, charming gentleman with impeccable skills; absolutely deadly with a strat and a live mic. Bound to shatter all predictions and expectations while reaching new audiences from an ever changing, constantly evolving repertoire - spanning from blues, funk, rock and jazz to beyond.. "Calling all the Old Souls" is Michaels’ latest, so, have a drink and listen to the soul-nourishing, all-out gritty blues rock attack of Jeff's dirty grifter riffs rolling out of walls of marshalls.


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