Garland Jeffreys & His Band + Luke Mitchem Album Release – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – April 17th, 2015

Garland Jeffreys & His Band + Luke Mitchem Album Release

Garland Jeffreys & His Band + Luke Mitchem Album Release

Luke Mitchem

Friday April 17, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $25 | Premier $25 | VIP $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available.
• The VIP section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service.

Garland Jeffreys
Garland Jeffreys
A Brooklyn native “who could fairly be called the quintessential New York City musician” (East Hampton Star) and “an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion” (The New Yorker), Garland Jeffreys is currently wrapping up his third album in five years and starring in a career spanning documentary.

Starting out in Greenwich Village clubs in the mid Sixties, Jeffreys first recorded in 1969. He continued honing his craft over a number of albums and in 1980 the song “Matador” hit # 1 in numerous European countries and remains a radio staple there today. In 1981 he broke though to American audiences with Escape Artist and in 1992 released the searing Don’t Call Me Buckwheat, his reflections on being multi-racial in America.

Jeffreys has long held the respect of his peers and the breadth of contributors to his albums and performances reflect that respect, as well as an ahead of his time penchant for musical genre-bending: Dr. John, The E Street Band, John Cale, Larry Campbell, The Rumour, James Taylor, Luther Van Dross, Phoebe Snow, David Sanborn, Sly & Robbie, Sonny Rollins, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Lou Reed, among many more. It's a testament to both the broad appeal and durability of Jeffreys' music that his work has been covered by hardcore punk legends The Circle Jerks (whose version of “Wild in the Streets” is a skater anthem), psych-folkies Vetiver and jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. His songs have been used in numerous TV shows and commercials and “Wild in the Streets” is featured in the Baz Luhrmann-helmed Netflix original The Get Down.

A 2016 Long Island Hall of Fame inductee, a NY Blues Hall of Famer, recipient of the prestigious Schallplattenkritik Prize in Germany and the Tenco and Premio Prizes in Italy, performing in Wim Wenders' The Soul of a Man, appearing at world-class festivals such as Byron Bay Blues, Montreux Jazz, Ottawa Folk and Fuji Rock, and at venues from Alaska to Japan, almost fifty years into his storied career Garland Jeffreys has no intention of slowing down.
Luke Mitchem
Luke Mitchem
There’s a wind that blows through the corners of Missouri and wraps its hands around the souls of the young, offering passage to the edges of the world. The wind does not promise riches nor fame, only adventure, hardship, tragedy and eventually triumph. And in every soul, the beholder chooses to be swept away by the howling wind or to stand their ground in the soil of their heartland. Luke Mitchem allowed his soul to be carried away…

Nestled in the southwest corner of Missouri as a child of a nurse and a metal maker, Luke was warmed by the voices of Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, and The Doors.. The passing of the seasons brought on influences from The Counting Crows and late nights watching Tom Waits performances on MTV. And like an aged Kentucky bourbon, Luke’s love for music matured over time from fan to writer to performer...

With a batch full of poems turned into songs, the Missouri wind carried Luke to the mountains of Colorado to record his first of three albums at Over The Mountain Recording Studio. Recorded in 6 days, during which his greatest musical inspiration passed away, Luke channeled his love and loss into It Won’t Last Forever. Shortly thereafter, Luke recorded his follow up albums, A Fading Frontier and Love, Laura and The Bomb, which chronicled the beginning, middle, and end of a ‘fragile love story’...

A ‘long winter’ allowed Luke to focus on his most ambitious recordings to date in the name of Winter Kissing on the Spring. Recorded at The Great Northern Sound Society studio in Parsonsfield, Maine in 10 days, Luke and his ever growing Endless Spirits Band locked themselves away in the late 1700s farmhouse and recorded his most ‘realized’ album in the Spring of 2012…

Fast forward 2 years and past one major back surgery and Luke is on the cusp of releasing his 5th album, For You, I Built a Mountain. Traveling through the fading frontiers and the mountains of the West, Luke allowed the wind to sweep his heart/soul/mind to American Fork, Utah, where he recorded with one of his most influential inspirations, Joshua James. In the heart of Willamette Mountain Studios, Luke channeled the spirits of the wolves, the chants of the ghosts, and the howl of the wind to free his voice...
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180