Just Passing Through
'...a watershed in Southern rock Americana..' writes Shawn M. Haney, Southeast Performer Magazine '.... eleven gems of real americana...Really great stuff.' Ronny Elliott, Blue Heart recording artist and Americana music legend '...an easygoing vibe that would woo fans of James Taylor..' remarked Gina Vivinetto, Pop Music Critic, St. Petersburg Times '...a crisp, well-produced CD...' says Scott Harrell, The Weekly Planet Jeff's latest CD on Buddy Dog Records is entitled 'just passing through' and can currently be heard on radio stations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Recorded and produced by Spongetones' guitarist Jamie Hoover, with industry legend Don Dixon (REM, Marshall Crenshaw, Hootie & The Blowfish, Joe Cocker) serving as co-producer this CD features eleven new tracks of pure Americana Rock. Shawn Haney of Performer Magazine labeled it as '...a watershed of southern rock Americana...' The CD is receiving great reviews from the press and fans alike! It is currently available online through CDBaby.com, eFolkMusic.org and TowerRecords.com in the U.S. and via Music Utopia in the U.K. and Europe. Guest Appearances: --- Don Dixon, Jamie Hoover, Chris Garges About Jeff Performing songwriter Jeff O'Kelley grew up in a small North Carolina college town, until his departure for the 'big city' shortly after high school. It is this small town childhood, interwoven with his years in Georgia and Florida, that has provided the framework for his special mix of Americana, Roots Rock, Pop and Contemporary Country styles. Although his music has been compared to artists such as John Mellencamp, James Taylor and John Hiatt, he stamps each song with his own distinctive style. As a solo performer, with a duo partner or a full band, Jeff connects with his audience and leaves them wanting more. Jeff performs an average of nearly 150 shows per year and has shared stages with such diverse acts as Little Feat, James Brown, Tommy Cash and Don Dixon. He also performs regularly as guest guitarist for country artist Erin Gill. In early 2005, Jeff was called upon to compose music for the pop-rock musical 'Perception', in which he also appeared as a cast member.