Jeff Black is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, and banjo) whose piano ballads have been compared to Randy Newman, while his up-tempo guitar-based songs recall Bruce Springsteen’s rockers. With five recordings under his belt since his 1998 debut,Black has carved out a niche for himself as the writer of powerful songs as well as a performer with a riveting stage presence.
This burly, blue collar son of Irish background from Missouri, has now settled into the Nashville music scene and has collaborated with a range of musicians from rock experimentalists Wilco to Americana favorite Iris DeMent, to bluegrass master Sam Bush. Jeff will bring songs from a new album to his University Café show. (Artist information at www.jeffblack.com)
Originally from the farmlands of Canada, Mary Lamont has been called the "Queen of Long Island Country" by Newsday and was voted Band of the Year by New York Metro CMA. The Mary Lamont Band was the first American country act to tour Mainland China, and is returning to China this year.
Joining Mary in this acoustic set will be husband Jim Marchese on guitar/harmonica, and Lora Kendall on fiddle. (Artist information at www.marylamont.com)
Official Website: http://www.universitycafe.org
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