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Winter tour…

Posted on January 29th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments


On the road again — heading towards Kansas City for the Folk Alliance International conference next month.  Hope to see you there, and along the way…

Fall Updates

Posted on October 7th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

After a spring and summer filled with touring, it’s been refreshing to have had a relatively calm few months.  As of now, there are only a few shows left on the books for this year – The New Black is performing next week after nearly a year off, as a result of our bassist’s injury, and I’ll be skipping over to Swisher, IA for a one-off show at the Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery a few days after that.

If the whiskey and wine don’t keep me, I’m hoping to finish the album when I get back, and start turning up the energy for 2017.  I’m anxious to start getting back on the road, and hopefully in the air for a return to Europe next Spring (booking now for UK dates in April & May!)

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Hello from the Studio!

Posted on July 15th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

A few snapshots from Handwritten Recording, where I’ve spent the past few months working on some new music that I hope to have to you by this Fall!

Summertime in Chicagoland…

Posted on May 27th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

It’s going to be a busy one.  Once I returned from Europe, I was concerned that it was going to be a slow summer.

Clearly I was wrong.

I’m beginning the month of June with a special event: the premiere of a musical that my dear friends wrote the book for, and asked me to write the accompanying music.  It’s called Tenure Track, and it’s earned a spot in the Premiere Premieres Festival in Chicago beginning on Thursday, June 2nd.

Check out the poster below for the rest of my performances throughout the upper Midwest for the month of June.

Home Sweet Home

Posted on May 19th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Europe. Was. Amazing.

The jet lag hasn’t worn off yet, and already, I’m planning and scheming as to how to get back next year…

But until then, seriously, the jet lag is wrecking me.  Sleep soon.  And then back to work on the new recording.

And then probably some more sleep.



European Tour Update

Posted on May 5th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

So, I’ll be honest, updating my webpage here is much less easy than updating my Facebook and Instagram.  I love you all, but I also do all my social media by myself.


Here are a bunch of photos from Europe thus far.  There will be more on my Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Holy Crap, I’m in Iceland!

Posted on April 26th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

After a flight and a several hour drive, I am hanging out on the black sand volcanic beaches of Vik, Iceland.  The first show of my European Tour 2016 starts tomorrow in Reykjavik!  In the meantime, it’s just really nice to be alive, and to have this opportunity.

Coming To Europe!

Posted on April 5th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

From Iceland through England, Scotland, and Ireland…  Tour dates are set from 27 April through 17 May.

April 27 – Gaukurinn Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm Tickets 1000ISK
April 28 – Dillon Whiskey Bar Reykjavik, Iceland 10:00pm
April 29 – Filey Folk Festival, Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets: £ 10 Tel: 07808871118
April 30 – Victoria Park Hotel Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 6
May 1 – House Concert Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10
May 2 – The 13th Note Cafe Glasgow, UK 7:30pm Tickets: £ 5
May 3 – Hotel Argyll Ullapool, UK 8:00pm
May 4 – ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 8
May 5 – The Market Bar Inverness, UK 8:00pm
May 7 – The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22
May 9 – The Corner Bar Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm
May 12 – The Crown Inn … Read More »

European Tour in the works

Posted on February 22nd, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

It’s true!  Europe, I am coming back this Spring.  I’m in the finishing stages of a month-long tour through Europe that will take me through Iceland, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Denmark, beginning in late April.  Included in these dates are a pair of UK festivals.


I’m delighted to announce that I will be touring with friend and musical partner Teresa Storch from Colorado.  She’s amazing, and worth a few listens if you aren’t familiar with her already.


More details forthcoming!

Woodstock showcase on October 16th

Posted on October 5th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

A Place to Shine Music, in partnership with Mixin Mingle, is proud to present their final Songwriter Showcase

Friday, October 16th,  2015
7:30pm  $7.00 Admission
Includes Light Beverages
Beer and wine available for purchase.

Mixin Mingle
124 Cass Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

Please join us for our last showcase of 2015 to celebrate and to enjoy an evening of music with talented local and regional songwriters sharing their music and the inspiration behind it. We have an amazing line-up of songwriters this month that is sure not to be missed!

Hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann


Amy Dixon-Kolar –

Jeff Brown –

Mark Hobbs –

Tim Merkel–

Melissa DeGott –
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