BOSE Troubadour Tour

Super happy and honored to be touring the eastern half of the US with Jamie Kent, Megan Slankard and Matthew Szlachetka, three singer/songwriters that I have immense love and respect for, as representatives for our friends and supporters at BOSE PROFESSIONAL. We're hitting many of our favorite rooms in many towns East of the Mississippi for the next few weeks. Head on over to the SHOWS PAGE for complete deets on dates, or refer to this colorful photo adaptation. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagrizzy for regular updates on shenanigans, et cetera, et cetera, Peter Cetera. 

 

"A one-of-a-kind spectacular songwriter event where each artist let his or her individual style radiate from the stage during the unique and engaging concert experience."

 -AXS.COM


New Album Announcement!

“The Kitchen Sink”

New Album, Coming March 17th, exclusively via Pledge Music.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/jeffcampbell

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Greetings everybody!

The guys and I are currently about 3 weeks into making a New Album, to be titled,“The Kitchen Sink”. Drop date is Tuesday, March 17th (your search for the perfect St. Paddy’s Day soundtrack is over), and we just got started on January 16th. Nothing inspires like a deadline.

We’re releasing it exclusively to folks that Pre-Order it via PledgeMusic. No iTunes, no Google Play, no Tar-jay, no Spotify - just Pledge. At least for now. Why? Honestly, because once it’s done, we’re gonna try and shop it to labels, do a proper press campaign, make some videos, and all the other things that a band should do before they put out a record, but usually can’t afford. So, the world at large won’t hear it for a little while, but we wantyous guys to hear it ASAP. So we’re making the thing now and offering a handful of other exclusives that wehope you all will find attractive, in an effort to help us raise a little scratch to finish what we started and put this thing out right.

This new album isn’t like the last two. ‘Stop and Go’ was pretty mellow (but very produced with lots of different sounds at once), and 'In Spite of Everything’ was pretty big (and epically produced with even more sounds at once). We want this new one to sound like we do when we play live. So we’re keeping instrumental and vocal tracking to a minimum to keep it raw.

So, I’ll shut up now and let you head over to the Pledge Music Page, watch the video, and check it all out. Pledges/Pre-Orders for as little as $10 will get you a digital download of the album on 3/17 and access to all the behind the scenes videos as we publish them. But check it all out. Have some fun with us.

Thank you all for your support. It’s keeps wheels under this thing.

Jeff

PS - !! Don’t forget to join us for the four official release party shows in:

-San Francisco on 3/19

-New York on 3/27

-Philadelpha on 3/28

-Los Angeles on 4/18

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Happy New Year! One more video for Steal Your Car

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Happy New Year! And thank you all for a Great 2014.

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It’s been a rad year to say the least. In the last 365ish, Rick, Andrew, Max (and whenever we could steal her away, the fabulous Megan Slankard) and I have circled this nation of ours several times, made lots of new friends, hung with some old ones and overall, just had a freakin’ blast.

We’ve been out pushing the In Spite of Everything EP to the best of our collective abilities, and we’re ready to start a new chapter.

BUT FIIIIIRST! Wanted to leave you with one final single release/video forSteal Your Car”,a funny little rock tune about a weird conversation I overheard (and loosely participated in) at an airport bar. Guy #1 was trying to convince guy #2 (in a rather intoxicated manner) to NOT run away from his problems, because he did and they’re still following him everywhere he goes. The kicker (and what made me reeeeeally wanna write a song about the whole thing) was that he stole his now ex-wife’s car to “run away from her” and he “did a little time” as a result.

You can’t make this stuff up.

So if you click/que HERE, you can DL the song on the DL for $free.99, for a limited time only (say… a week(?). Let’s also take a sec and point out the picture of the building above with the all-too-perfect signage (style points for whoever can name what building it is and where). You also can’t make thatstuff up.

And we also made a video for the song. This was filmed, with one camera and edited by the fabulous J Michael Neal of Something Else Productions and shot in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA, while the guys and I were passing through this summer. I looooove playing shows in the Philly area. I get to see so many familiar faces, and we always have a blast.

So this video is dedicated to my hometown homeez, and to my wonderful bandmates. Rick, Max, Andrew - this year would NOT have been the same without you. Thank you guys for coming on this journey with me. I love yas. I’m a lucky bastid.

Here goes. We hope you enjoy. And we hope you Share it on your walls and lines and feeds and fridges! **For the record, we make no apologies whatsoever for the fact that we’re wearing shorts at soundcheck (which is essentially “Don’t” #1 in the rock ‘n roll handbook), as it was hot as hizzy that day and the A/C in the venue hadn’t quite kicked in yet.

Check it out:

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So now we’re off to get with a new year. We’re about to start making a new album to go along with it. We’ll be posting some behind the scenes, making of content soon and talking about ways you can check it out, pre order the album and get more cool stuffs. Stay tuned!

And if you’re in, near, or willing to travel to SF, NYC, Philly or LA this Spring, please mark your calendars and join us for one of the 4 Official Release Shows for the new, as yet unnamed record that we haven’t even started making. Deadlines rule:

-Thurs 3/19: Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco

-Fri 3/27: Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

-Sat 3/28: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia

-Sat 4/18: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

Watch the DATES PAGE and your inbox for more details.

Heart you all. For reals. Thank you for everything and again, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Be safe out there.

Jeff

Tons of Dates Across the Naysh, starting this week...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Acousticey Shows a-Comin’

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Hey guys and gals! Some solo/acoustic ahows happeing across the Nation in the coming weeks. And then one Full Band rockstravaganza in LA near the end. Keep a watch on the DATES PAGE for updates on new cities as they continue to fly in like bosses. Here’s what we gots so far:

-Tuesday 10/28: Deep Nuggets RadioSalt Lake City, UT **listen online! 6pm PST/9pm EST

-Thursday 10/30: The Walnut RoomDenver, CO **w/ Drew SchofieldJeff Brinkman - In The Round, 8pm

-Wednesday 11/5: Cafe AcousticSt. Joseph, MO 9pm

-Thursday 11/6: Kansas City Cafe Radio Concert SeriesBelton, MO 7pm

-Friday 11/7: Lydaco Concert SeriesColumbia, MO **w/ Natalia Zuckerman7pm

-Sunday 11/9: Uncommon Ground (Clark St.), Chicago, IL 6:30pm

-Monday 11/17: The Foundation Room at House of BluesBoston, MA **FREE show - sponsored by Bose 3pm

-Friday 11/21: House Concert, Milford, PA, **to RSVP and get details, CLICK HERE 7pm

-Friday 12/5: Red Light Cafe, Atlanta, GA **Details TBA. Mark calendars and watch DATES PAGE for updates

-Monday 12/8: Whip InAustin, TX 9pm w/ Ben Balmer

-Wednesday 12/10: ‘The House’ - Phoenix Area Concert Series, Surprise, AZ **to RSVP and get details, CLICK HERE

-Saturday 12/13: The MintLos Angeles, CA **FULL BAND show 10:30pm

-Friday 12/19: HopmonkSonoma, CA 8:30pm

And there’s more TBA soon. Lookin ferd to seeing as many faces, old and new as possible. Miss you guys. See you soon and safe travels!

-Jeff

Late Summer (ish) News and Shows on both coasts! Scroll on down...

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-Saturday, August 30: Wente Winery, Livermore, CA: Front Porch Music Festival. **we play at 2pm, but $20 gets you bands all day!

-Thursday, September 4: Hard Rock Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA: Beat Cancer Pittsburgh Benefit Concert (benefiting a Glimmer of Hope). Come support a great cause with a whole nights’ worth of bands (we’re right in the middle), put on by our own mgmt company, ABK Music! Great ticket and dinner packages available, and they’re going fast. CLICK HERE to get yours.

-Friday, September 5: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore/Philadelphia, PA, 10pm EDT/7pm PDT: GivingStage Live Stream Benefit for Team Charley and Steal Your Car Video Shoot!!
Lots going on with this one. This is hometown show for me so we’re making it special. First off, this is the band’s first visit to my home hood. Second, we’re streaming the show live via GivingStage.com and donating the proceeds to the family of Charlotte Radcliffe, a 9 month old baby girl battling brain cancer. There will be a donation bucket at the show. Wanna come? GET TICKETS HEREjeffcampbellgivingstageconcertbenefitingteamcharley**Not in the Philly Area and wanna donate to Team Charley to watch the live stream?? SIGN UP HERE or click on the links in the video to the left. The fabulous Matt Santry and Mike Greto (of the Silent Signals are joining us on the bill and streaming their sets for the GivingStage cause as well. PLEASE JOIN TEAM CHARLEY and help us with this one!

**Also, we’re filming the whole thing and using the footage from the Ardmore show for the 10:10 Creative Productions video for our song, “Steal Your Car”, so if you wanna be in the video, wear some snazzy stuff, come early, stand up front and sing along! If you don’t have it, and because you were rad enough to sign up for the mailing list, you can Download the song HERE so you can learn all the words, which are HERE and sing along on camera! This SYC video schtick applies to the New York show too…

-Saturday, September 6: Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, NYC, *8pm sharp: Always pumped to return to our home away from home in a city so many of us wish we could afford to live in. This is a full band set, at which the 10:10 folks will also be on hand filming footage to use in the SYC video. This is also a FREE SHOW!! There are dozens (probably hundreds, actually) of incredible places to eat in the Lower East Side, so come enjoy one of the best neighborhoods in one of the the best cities in the world and catch some rock and roll while you’re there.

-Sunday, September 21: KC Turner Presents, Hopmonk Sunday Cookout Concert Series, Novato, CA, 4pm (solo acoustic) - SOLD OUT. Honored to share the stage again with one of my songewriting heroes, Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. Thanks to everyone that bought up all them tickets!

-Thursday, October 2: Hotel Utah, San Francisco, 8pm: Heather Combs & Friends, Songwriters in the Round. Heather always puts together a great lineup of folks from the SF scene for this writer’s round (we’re all onstage at once, we each play a song, rinse, repeat several times). This time it's HeatherForrest Day (who I recently wrote and recorded THIS song with), Mike Gibbons and myself. Last time we did one of these nights here, John Mayer showed up. Just sayin’. Check out the video from that crazy night HERE.

-Thursday, October 9: Star Bar, Atlanta, GA, 7:30pm: This is our first full band event in ATL. Pumped to return to the wonderful South for a great night with our always incredibly hospitable friends and bring the guys (and the rawwwk) this time.

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altIMEA Awards! I was honored to be nominated for three of this year’s awards in my genre: Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Super pumped to be recognized. Thanks guys. And our own ABK Mgmt is up for Managment Company of the Year. Thanks so much to the folks from the IMEA for their amazing support of all the endeavors of all the artists and industry personnel. Click on the poster for more details and to keep up on on all fun til the ceremony on October 4th.

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That’s all for now folks! Lots of info. Midwest dates for the later Fall coming soon. Keep your eyes on the Dates Page for details on those. Thanks for reading and hanging out with us and for all you awesome support. Stay in touch!

Jeff

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September Shows in Philly, NYC and Pitt!

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Philly, NYC and Pittsburgh - we’re comin’ at ya

Super pumped to announce three September shows in the Northeast with my regular, West Coast band intact. It’s rare that we can all get East, and I’ve been super lucky to have amazing guys and gals to play with while on the East Coast in the past. But these guys (Max, Andrew and Rick pictured above, along with the fabulous Megan Slankard who will be joining us on a 3rd guitar and vocals!) are the ones I play with all the time.

They were the ones with me when we did Jimmy Kimmel Live as well for as scores of other shows out West and all over the US. We have that band-mojo that can only come with being onstage and on the road together all the damn time. And we’re gonna check that mojo as luggage and come East to play 3 of my favorite cities. We may even unleash some new material. We’re trying to make these shows a massive success so please help us spread the word and get people to come on out. Details as follows. Click venue names for details and GET TICKETS links for tickets:

-Thursday, Sept 4th: Hard Rock Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA: “Beat Cancer Pittsburgh” Benefit.  w/ Mike Medved, Shannon LaBrie and more. GET TICKETS, Share Facebook Event

-Friday, Sept 5th: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA: w/ Matt Santry, Mike Greto (of the Silent Signals) GET TICKETS, Share Facebook Event

-Saturday, Sept 6th: Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, New York City: **Free Show. We play at 8pm Sharp. Share Facebook Event

See you all soon! Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend and thank you for your support!

Jeff

 

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Summer Touring!

alt-Weds June 4th: GivingStage.com Online Benefit Show - for Victims of the fires in San Diego. Broadcast from Jingletown Recording in Oakland (Green Day’s Studio), all proceeds will go to help rebuild the thousands of homes and business effected. We’ll be doing a full, 45 min set in front of the cameras. Click HERE to donate and watch! Our set is at 9pm PST.

-Fri June 13: West Coast Songwriters House Concert: Emerald Hills (Redwood City), CA. This is an awesome, venerable house show series nestled in the redwoods in the South Bay. Ian and Joanie are among the heads of this great organization host amazing artists from all over the world at their series. We’re honored to be part of it. Wanna go? Email Joanie to RSVP HERE. Seating is limited.

Sat June 14: 19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA - Fairfax Festival Wrap Party. Marin County. Venue and address are the same. We play at 8pm. Followed by our friends OONA and others!

Sat June 28: 1st Annual Peace, Love & Music Festival, Schooner at Sunset, Long Beach, CA. We’re happy to be part of a lineup of amazing singer/songwriter bands. Starts at 3pm. We’re playing last but please come for the whole thing. $20 all day. Tickets available at the door.

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Other shows later in the summer. Keep your eyes here and at jeffcampbellmusic.com/dates for more details as they unfold. In the meantime, click venue names for tickets and mark the calendars! Pumped to get the band on the East Coast in September.

Sat Aug 28Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA - Summer Outdoor Concert Series. *details coming soon!

Thurs Sept 4: Beat Cancer Pittsburgh! Benefit, Hard Rock Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

Fri Sept 5: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore (Philadelphia), PA

Sat Sept 6: Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2, New York, NY

Sun Sept 21: Hopmonk Novato Sunday Cookout Series, Presented by KC Turner, Novato, CA *opening for Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket - Solo show. WILL SELL OUT. Get tickets ASAP.

New Video Single Release, "What Doesn't Crawl" with Forrest Day


“What Doesn’t Crawl to the surface, washes out eventually…”

Excited to announce the release of a new video single, cowritten with Forrest Day, one of my favorite songwriters, performers and overall brilliant musical minds from the Bay Area. I met Forrest a few years back when he and my then full-time rock band, Pine and Battery, were working with the same PR company. It only took seeing one live show to become a huge fan of his music, his killer band and their high energy & unique style. (visit them athttp://forrestday.com). This song came together pretty quickly when FD and I got together one morning at his studio in Oakland. We were pumped enough about how it turned out to want to head over to SF’s renowned Hyde Street Studios and track a live, whole-take, raw pass of it to test its venerability. Check out the result below. We hope you like. And share!

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Forrest Day/Jeff Campbell - “What Doesn’t Crawl” - Live at Hyde St. Studios

Lyrically, we never really talked about what it meant. We just wrote it; essentially going line for line, back and forth. It was pretty cool. To me what it’s saying is that the stuff that gets buried in people throughout the course of our days, in times of struggle, prosperity or otherwise - the things that make us who we are - have a tendency to come to the surface, whether you want them to or not as you grow and change. If you let it do it’s thing and start fresh now and then, in the end, it all has a tendency to balance out.

©2014 Forrest Day’s Playground/Jeff Campbell Music ASCAP

Alone in a mess. My own nonetheless. But I’ll make the best out of mine. Out in the rain a passenger train startles and passes me by. Knees on the floor, I’m begging for more. I’m that glutton-for-punishment type. And you can relate. Let’s get out of this place. We’ve made the most of our time.

What doesn’t crawl to the surface washes out eventually. Teaching the demons to serve us, everybody gets what they need.

Is this what it seems? We navigate dreams and look, but don’t see with our eyes. Wiping it clean. A break in routine. A master reset of the mind.

What doesn’t crawl to the surface washes out eventually. Teaching the demons to serve us, everybody gets what they need. 

Don’t hold the door. It’s not what I want anymore.

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I did NOT make a video and am NOT touring the PacNorthWest

APRIL FOOLS!

I totally made a video and I’m totally touring NorCal, Portland and Seattle this month.

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This is the first time I ever did this. It was fun!

Director Matthew Ward and the amazing team of people pictured above - L to R: Andrew Lion (bass), Max Delaney (guitar), Rick Munoz (drums), Director Matt,Megan Slankard (makeup and starring as the lovely gal in the video who also has her own badass music), Anthony Shafer (videographer), Damon Wolfe (Prod Mgr), Angela Lucero (Prod Coord) and Kumiko Shafer (photos - not pictured for obvious reasons) - rallied their talents and we made a video for “Save Me”, the first single from the new EP. We were able to shoot at the fantastic Sonoma Valley Airport(thank you to Sheryl, Chris, Liz and Rick for facilitating!) and we had a blast. Check out the results below and please SHARE on social media and by forwarding this email to help get some more eyes and ears on it. Thank you in advance!

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Also - some solo/acoustic tour dates in the Pacific Northwest coming up next week. Click venue names for more details, tell your friends and have them tell theirs and them theirs and so on and so forth and so on…

-Wednesday, April 9: 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA w/ Kyle Williams and Tyler Stenson, 7:30pm

-Thursday, April 10: Vintage, Redding, CA w/ Tyler Stenson, 8pm

-Friday, April 11: Analog Theatre, Portland, OR w/ Tyler Stenson, 7pm

-Saturday, April 12: Empty Sea Studios, Seattle, WA w/ Andrew Norsworthy, 8pm. **This an awesome little listening room and seating is very limited. Click HERE to secure your butt a place to be.

-Sunday, April 13: Spinella’s Off the Wall, Gresham, OR, 8pm

Thanks so much to everyone for your support! Share that, there video, come to some shows and tell yo’ friends to do the same if they’re up for it. Grass roots, y'all!

Jeff



March 2014 Tourin’!

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Well Hi there.

The Band: (L to R in the upper pic) Smiley Max, Rick, Andrew and I are about to hit the road for some shiz-ows en route to and from the lovely city of Austin to pay tribute to the musical gods at this year’s SXSW Festival. We’ll be traveling alongside the Megan Slankard Band, starting in LA this Saturday and proceeding as follows. Click on Venue names for more details:

-Sat, March 8, 8pm: Room 5, Los Angeles (w/ Meg and Bianca Caruso)

-Sun, March 9, 7pm: House Concert, Carlsbad, CA

SXSW Week 2014 - Austin, TX:

-Weds, March 12, 4pm: Bourbon Girl, 212 E 6th St. - Alex and Ani Stage at Red Gorilla Music Festival

-Thurs, March 13, 7pm: HearoFM and Bose Rockin’ River Boat

-Sat, March 15, 12pm: Oilcan Harry’s, 211 W 4th St. - OUTlander Festival

-Sat, March 15, 2pm: Whip Inn, 1950 S I H 35 - KC Turner Presents!

-Sat, March 15, 8pm: Rooftop on 6th, 403 E 6th St. JiveWired Showcase

And then we return…

-Tues, March 18, 7pm: “The House” House Concert Series, Surprise, AZ

-Sat, March 29, 2pm: The Village at Northstar, North Lake Tahoe, CA

Looking foward to seeing eveyone we can see. The Facebook Event Page for the tour (where you can invite all your friends!) with all the same details is HERE.

(Psssst - we made a video for Save Me, the first single from the new ISOE EP. It’ll be out soon and I’ll write in then).

Thank you all and see you soon!

Jeff

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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

Well, that’s a little silly I suppose. I live out of a suitcase half the year. My bag is always packed. I essentially never even unpack it. I just wear different clothes when I’m home. And I’m always ready to go. Anyway…

Big week here in my own little world. First on the docket, the new EP, “In Spite of Everything” is ready for unveilin’. If you’re new to the newsletter or you’ve missed the updates over the past few months, this is the collection of 5 of my tunes Produced by 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks. Working with him and the amazing group of musicians he assembled for these sessions was a total honor and I can’t wait to get the songs out to you all.

CLICK HERE to grab one digi style. Or click the cover photo to the right there. Hard copies coming soon!

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Secondly (drumroll please)… Super happy to announce that on Thursday, December 12th, the band and I will be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!Show to play these new tunes for you all, and hopefully the rest of the free world if they tune in. This is obviously a huge landmark in my career and my band members’ too. We couldn’t be happier, more nervous or more excited about it all and let’s face it, if we know tons of you all are watching, it’ll be easier. I’d much rather picture my friends in their underwear than people I don’t know.

OR… If you’re in and/or around the Los Angeles area and you want to come be in the audience that day, that’s even better. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by clicking the pic above. They’re on a first come, first serve basis so they’ll let you know once you get your name in if you will actually have a ticket, I reckon.

And help us get the word out by sharing the Facebook Event we created.

HUGE thanks to the folks at Guitar Center for making this happen.

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And if you’re in LA that week, please join us for a celebratory show/Industry showcase on Friday 12/13 at The Viper Room in Hollywood, where we’ll be strutting our stuff Sunset Strip Style for some industry folks that can really help make a difference in our careers. Come help us impress them by packing in a huge crowd. HERE is the Facebook event page for that show.

Also, keep your eyes on the Dates Page of the website for forthcoming details on year end shows in Pittsburgh, Philly, NYC and eventually a big one in San Francisco early next year to celebrate a nutty 2013. This has indeed been a crazy year. Without your support, it wouldn’t be happening. Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK you.

With so much love and appreciation,

Jeff

Happy Holidays!

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Thanks to everyone that came to the LA, Pittsburgh and Philly shows this last week or so. And to all the folks that found their way into the crowd at Jimmy Kimmel Live! The huge band and I (pictured above) really dug having you all there. Made us comfy. Head on over to the VIDEOS PAGE to see what we did!

Two more shows in NYC and SF before a nice few weeks off the road. Starting tomorrow. Won’t you join us?

-Sat 12/28, Rockwood Music Hall, New York City - 7:30pm. Full Band, split bill w/ Megan Slankard

-Sat 1/11, KC Turner House Concert Series, San Francisco - 7pm.  Limited Seating, Acoustic Show. **to attend, email kc@kcturnerpresents.com for details

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Also, recently gathered around a mic and did a live holiday tune with Megan. CLICK HERE to download it for free, along with another one that she did herself.

Thank you all so very much for your lovin!

Jeff

New EP Pre Order and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Date Scheduled!

New EP available for Pre Order now and Holy Crap, we’re gonna be on TV!! Scroll on down….

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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

Well, that’s a little silly I suppose. I live out of a suitcase half the year. My bag is always packed. I essentially never even upack it. I just wear different clothes when I’m home. And I’m always ready to go. Anyway…

altBig week here in my own little world. First on the docket, the new EP, “In Spite of Everything” is almost ready for unveilin’. If you’re new to the newsletter or you’ve missed the updates over the past few months, this is the collection of my songs Produced by 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks. Working with him and the amazing group of musicians he assembled for these sessions was a total honor and I can’t wait to get the songs out to you all.


Here’s a glimpse of the cover, which you can click on if you’d like toPRE-ORDER it before it’s out. To be blunt, you doing this will help me to scrape together funds needed to actually get these things printed. It’s a rather pricey venture, but it’s worth it. You can reserve the digital version, which I’ll email to you as soon as it’s done (call it early December) or the a hard copy, which I’ll mail to you as soon as I have them (call it mid December - in time for the holidays!) and I’ll email you the tracks when done as well. I’ll also toss in a few bonus track surprises via email and sign the hard copies before I send them out to thank you for purchasing in advance. Click the pic!

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altSecondly (drumroll please)… Super happy to announce that on Thursday, December 12th, the band and I will be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!Show to play these new tunes for you all, and hopefully the rest of the free world if they tune in. This is obviously a huge landmark in my career and my band members’ too. We couldn’t be happier, more nervous or more excited about it all and let’s face it, if we know tons of you all are watching, it’ll be easier. I’d much rather picture my friends in their underwear than people I don’t know.

OR… If you’re in and/or around the Los Angeles area and you want to come be in the audience that day, that’s even better. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by clicking the pic above. They’re on a first come, first serve basis so they’ll let you know once you get your name in if you will actually have a ticket, I reckon.

And help us get the word out by sharing the Facebook Event we created.

HUGE thanks to the folks at Guitar Center for making this happen.

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And if you’re in LA that week, please join us for a celebratory show/Industry showcase on Friday 12/13 at The Viper Room in Hollywood, where we’ll be strutting our stuff Sunset Strip Style for some industry folks that can really help make a difference in our careers. Come help us impress them by packing in a huge crowd. HERE is the Facebook event page for that show.

Also, keep your eyes on the Dates Page of the website for forthcoming details on year end shows in Pittsburgh, Philly, NYC and eventually a big one in San Francisco early next year to celebrate a nutty 2013. This has indeed been a crazy year. Without your support, it wouldn’t be happening. Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK you.

With so much love and appreciation,

Jeff

NOVEMBER NEWS: It's BIG!

New EP available for Pre Order now and Holy Crap, we’re gonna be on TV!! Scroll on down….

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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

Well, that’s a little silly I suppose. I live out of a suitcase half the year. My bag is always packed. I essentially never even upack it. I just wear different clothes when I’m home. And I’m always ready to go. Anyway…

EPCoverBig week here in my own little world. First on the docket, the new EP, “In Spite of Everything” is almost ready for unveilin’. If you’re new to the newsletter or you’ve missed the updates over the past few months, this is the collection of my songs Produced by 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks. Working with him and the amazing group of musicians he assembled for these sessions was a total honor and I can’t wait to get the songs out to you all.


Here’s a glimpse of the artwork. Click the image to PRE-ORDER. To be blunt, you doing this will help me to scrape together funds needed to actually get these things printed. It’s a rather pricey venture, but it’s worth it. You can reserve the digital version, which I’ll email to you as soon as it’s done (call it early December) or a hard copy, which I’ll mail to you as soon as I have them (in time for the holidays!) along with an email containing digital tracks. I’ll also toss in a few bonus track surprises via email and sign the hard copies before I send them out to thank you for purchasing in advance. Click the pic!

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altSecondly (drumroll please)… Super happy to announce that on Thursday, December 12th, the band and I will be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!Show to play these new tunes for you all, and hopefully the rest of the free world if they tune in. This is obviously a huge landmark in my career and my band members’ too. We couldn’t be happier, more nervous or more excited about it all and let’s face it, if we know tons of you all are watching, it’ll be easier. I’d much rather picture my friends in their underwear than people I don’t know.

OR… If you’re in and/or around the Los Angeles area and you want to come be in the audience that day, that’s even better. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by clicking the pic above. They’re on a first come, first serve basis so they’ll let you know once you get your name in if you will actually have a ticket, I reckon.

And help us get the word out by sharing the Facebook Event we created.

HUGE thanks to the folks at Guitar Center for making this happen.

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And if you’re in LA that week, please join us for a celebratory show/Industry showcase on Friday 12/13 at The Viper Room in Hollywood, where we’ll be strutting our stuff Sunset Strip Style for some industry folks that can really help make a difference in our careers. Come help us impress them by packing in a huge crowd. HERE is the Facebook event page for that show.

Also, keep your eyes on the Dates Page of the website for forthcoming details on year end shows in Pittsburgh, Philly, NYC and eventually a big one in San Francisco early next year to celebrate a nutty 2013. This has indeed been a crazy year. Without your support, it wouldn’t be happening. Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK you.

With so much love and appreciation,

Jeff

September 2013 Newsletter

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EP Tracking is done. Time to get back on the road like Eddie Money.

Eddie Money reference? Anyone? Thought so. You guys are rad.

Happy to report that tracking for the new, still untitled, Produced-by-John-Shanks-EP is DONE. Just got back from LA yesterday. Super happy with it and can’t wait to hear final mixes and get it out to you all. Stay tuned here for things to that effect. Also, should be announcing the Jimmy Kimmel Live date soon-ish.

First, hitting the road next week to go up as far as Seattle and then back to the Bay for an acoustic show in early October. Dates is as:

-Thursday, 9/19 - Vintage, Redding, CA - duo show w/ Megan Slankard

-Tuesday, 9/24 - The White Rabbit, Seattle, WA - TBASA Presents: Acoustic Armageddon 2013

-Thursday, 9/26 - Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR

-Thursday, 10/3 - Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA w/ Jonah Smith

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Aaaaaaand - the live audio version of the “Stop and Go - Live at Coast”DVD is now officially up on iTunes. I sent the audio out to the mailing list a few months back so you all probably have it already. But wondering if you wouldn’t mind taking a minute to write a review on iTunes for us? Just click on the cover below and it’ll take you there do so. Feel free to share it with anyone you think would dig as well.

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Thanks again to all! Sending mad love from the road, yo. (that’s totally how I talk) -Jeff


'Greetings From a Hollywood Hotel' Blog - Day 4

Done. 3 days, 4 songs, some of the most amazing and influential musicians I could ever hope to work with and one rad, Grammy winning producer and his team (big shout out to Paulie D!) that brought out things in me that I didn’t know or didn’t remember I had. This experience was what it was for me, I think, because I decided before I even walked into the studio that no matter John suggested, I was going to do. I mean, how often does someone at my level get a chance to work with someone that has 48 number one singles under their belt? I told myself that if he talked, I would listen; even if what he was saying didn’t make sense to me, if I thought it was corny or hokey or whatever - I was gonna try it.

For starters, doing so made it easy in that relinquishing total control to capable hands like that allowed me to just let go, sing and play. And I must admit that even though the songs are a bit of a departure from where I would normally take my music, I’m really proud of them. They’re all a little shinier, poppier and more polished from a production stance. Lyrically speaking, I just came right out and said it most of the time, instead of finding almost intentionally vague ways to put things. I don’t usually Try to be super vague, but I like to leave room for the listener to come up with their own interpretations of my stuff. Lyrics are often my favorite part of songwriting, I’m super protective of them and sometimes I’ll spend months on words for a given song. This time I just put pen to paper and let it flow with the newer stuff. With the older ideas I brought to the table, if John suggested I change a word or a line, I changed it. We would bounce ideas off of each other and go back and forth until we both agreed it was what we wanted to say. Co-writing is fun…lots of fun. Doing it with someone with this much clout, even more so.

Yesterday was a vocal day. Lots of layering of backing vocals to make these songs even more huge then their already were from an instrumental stance. I sang and sang and sang. And then I sang some more. My throat is all, “whaaaa??” today. But it was a blast. Tons of ooooohs and aaaaaahs, layers upon layers of harmonies and other little vocal stuffs that may or may not even be used in the final mixes. He just wants to have it all there in case the mixing team thinks something is needed. I even did some of the stuff he meant and forgot to have Jamie do with keys, with my voice.

“Sing this line like Sting”, or “Do that harmony like Michael McDonald” or “Jeff Buckley” or “…some guy at the Apollo in 1961”, were things that he would say to me through the glass when I was having trouble getting a vocal to where he wanted to hear it. And the suggestions worked. He’s got such an amazing perspective on sound that comes from 40something years in the biz. I could (and probably will) go on forever about this if I don’t put the brakes on. I’ll sum up by saying (again) that it was amazing; the best musical experience of my life, no doubt.

What’s next? The songs will be mixed and mastered and we’re shooting for a fall release for the EP. My killer manager and I will then start to shop the “Produced by John Shanks” project to some labels and bigger firms in the hopes of this being what hooks me in to another, higher echelon of this crazy business that I, for some reason decided to pledge my undying devotion to right before I turned 30 :0/

Tonight, I get to go home to San Francisco and sleep in my own bed for the first time in 2 months (suh-weeeet). I get to enjoy a whole month at home before hitting the road for the Pacific Northwest (that means you, Portland and Seattle) in later September. Dates are up now. Then I’ll head back to the Southeast and NYC in October, dates TBA soon.

But FIRST! September 7th is my birthday and I’ve decided to celebrate it with a rock show in SF.

If you’re in or near the Bay Area, please join us at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall that night for a show with the ever tasty Roem Baur, who is celebrating the release of his new EP. Advance Tickets are not only recommended, but encouraged as we’re trying like hell to sell this puppy out. You buying one now will help us do so, make us look like rockstars and thus the cause is furthered.

Thank you all again, so very much for being a part of this amazing journey. I like this blogging thing. I may do it more often. Stay tuned!

Love,

J

Greetings from a Hollywood Hotel - Day 3

Hellos to all and everyone. Above is the first (and probably only :) official pic of the band for this project. L to R: Victor Indrizzo, Lee Sklar, John Shanks, some guy that didn’t know they were taking the picture yet, Tim Pierce and Jamie Muhoberac. I’m happy to be the meat in that sandwich of legends. It’s an honor.

My third day in sunny Hollywood and our second day of recording went pretty well. I walked into the studio yesterday, chocked full of inspiration from the day before and I snuck off into a an empty studio (that just happened to be room where Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ and EVERY Joni Mitchell record was cut) to play a little guitar and warm up my voice. Within seconds, my fingers starting playing a new guitar lick and a melody came to me. Within minutes, I had scribbled some lyrics onto an empty piece of Henson Studios letterhead that was sitting in front of me and I was turning the page over. Not 15 minutes had gone by and an entire new song was sitting on the pages in front of me. The creative energy of that amazing little room had basically taken me over. It felt done, so I got up and walked out of the room and met the band in the hallway. One of the engineers said that I looked like I had just seen a ghost and I would venture to guess that he was probably right. I had a guitar and 2 pieces of scratch paper in my hands and that look on my face and John Shanks knew exactly what had just happened. 

With basic tracking for 3 songs done on day one and a plan to do 4 songs total in our 3 days together, John and I sat down to talk about the next song. He said, 'play me what you just wrote down there’. He totally knew. I played it for him and told me it was the next one he wanted to do. We brought it to the others, arranged it together as a band in the main studio and sat down in our respective isolation booths to record the basic tracks together. In less than 2 hours, a song was born from nothing and put on wax. It was pretty neat. And I have to pay tribute to the spirits that live in that building and the first day I had with the amazing and inspirational players and producer I’m lucky to be working with on this project.

The new song, yet to be named, is a pretty mushy love tune. Not usually my forte. But earlier that day, I was listening to The Afghan Whigs in my hotel room and their singer Greg Dulli, one of my biggest songwriting influences, can write the pants off of a love song and he has a way to make it cool. I can only imagine that this played a role as well. What a way to start a day.

Once that one was done, we started to revisit the first 3 from day one and started doing some layering. They’re all sounding pretty huge.

Today, we’ll go back and put the finishing touches on all 4 and then I’ll leave John to work his production magic. Not sure what the coming weeks will bring, or even today for that matter, but I know I’m looking forward to hearing the finished product. I’ll write again tomorrow after our last day today.

Thanks again for being a part of this with me!

J

© Jeff Campbell 2015