Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Jeff Black- Free At Last
Jeff and his song are no longer in KC.
Jeff Black detests his old home town. From its song title to lines like, "Thank God I've been leaving that place since the day I was born," "Free At Last" is an attack on Kansas City. While he escaped "the Grand Emporium blues" several years ago, Black's new digs in Nashville haven't propelled him to stardom, although country-rock act Blackhawk had a big hit with one of his songs, and bluegrass artist Sam Bush has popularized Black's "Same Ol' River" among the Telluride crowd. This song is from his most recent release, Tin Lily, although I recommend Black's debut, Birmingham Road, which features backing from Wilco.