Simple Thoughts for a Short Journey
Jeff Large describes himself as "simple", but his musicianship displays a distinctive underlying complexity. His solo guitar and vocals do provide a straightforward address-he purposefully and passionately tells his story without trying to impress-and the result is a powerful energy that, as Frenz Coffee House owner Rich Zeck proclaims, will "rattle the soul and wake up your senses." Jeff's "simplicity" gives way to vitalizing performances that invite his listeners to consider the deeper questions of life. With over a decade of songwriting under his belt, and experience in a variety of performance venues, Jeff has developed a mature stage presence. His vivacious interaction with his listeners makes him a highly requested artist and "a hit with the young and the old alike" (Rich Zeck). Jeff plays instinctively-strumming guitar chords the way an accomplished poet plays with language-and his sound cannot be adequately compared to any other artist. Bowing to no particular style or methodology, Jeff is, in his words, motivated primarily by a desire "to help people step out of the fast pace of life and think about more." "A talented performer, Jeff writes touching songs that relate to his life and spirituality" (Chris Andrus, producer/engineer, Mackinaw Harvest Music). Jeff's first solo album, Simple Thoughts for a Short Journey, is, like it's author, more than "simple." Once you hear him, you get the point: short or long, any journey into Jeff's music is worthwhile.