2017Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts w/ Stray Owls, Utah Green
AprilDoors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $8adv / $10
JEFFREY LEWIS PRESS QUOTES:
“One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters” - Magnet
“Ideas burst from Jeffrey Lewis… ramshackle fuzzbomb jams… inspirational." (four of five stars) - The Guardian
"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter" - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) - Rolling Stone
“[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today.” - Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
“Ramshackle and beautiful noise… Lou Reed’s natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets” - Louder Than War
“The Big Apple’s best-kept secret.... Genius-gone-ignored… mind-blowing." - NME
"Bizarre but brilliant" - Uncut
"Dazzling" - Mojo
"...[H]ow come Jeffrey Lewis isn't huge? There's no doubt that he's one of the best lyricists currently producing music" - The Portland Mercury
"Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status." - Line of Best Fit
"Lewis's catchiest and finest album" (gets an "A" rating) - Robert Christgau
"Jeffrey is the only artist I've sent fan mail to.” - Jens Lekman
"Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting... There's not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music." - Will Oldham
Each song is different and stands on its own, but can be generally categorized as funny and quirky, complex, emotional, and reflective. There is wonderful imagery in her poetry that stimulates one's imagination and it can be very moving in a positive sense. It is sometimes a challenge to capture and comprehend the multiple meanings of some of her verse, but it's worth the effort.
As a performer, she seems able to sense the mood of the audience and to play the right song at the right time. She connects with her audience on a personal level, makes one feel as if she's singing for you alone. She is low key, and doesn't get excessively dramatic or passionate, which, thus understated, lends more force to the words she sings. There is no separation between her and the audience as there often is with popular artists.
She has currently recorded 4 full albums, and is in the process of creating the fifth this winter.