Monday, December 04, 2006

Jeff Black - Tin Lily

"A tin lily is just what it says—and much more than it seems. A thin piece of metal shaped in the petals of a delicate flower, it's designed to take a soft glow, often from a candle, and give it more shine. It's a hard element that does what it can to spread something as ethereal yet as essential as light."
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Every once in a while a truly great songwriter comes along and demands your attention.

Jeff Black’s fourth CD, “Tin Lily” is a stunning collection of powerful songs from this insightful songwriter. Many of you may be familiar with the songs of Jeff Black through his work with other artists. Mandolinist Sam Bush, whose last album was named after his cover of Black's song "King of the World," has recorded other songs written by Jeff Black. Sam Bush’s cover of Black’s “Same Old River” has remained in rotation on my player for many years. Jeff Black has collaborated with quite a diverse assortment of artists in the past: from Wilco to Iris Dement, Sam Bush to Blackhawk. His songs have been covered by an equally impressive list: Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Lisa Brokop, Jo-El Sonnier, and many others.

Like the tin lily he named the CD after, Jeff Black’s songs shine a light on the experiences and relationships of life’s journey. His songs are filled with a passion for the trials and tribulations of everyday life and are meant to be interpreted by each listener in his or her own personal way.

Jeff Black – Easy On Me.mp3

Jeff Black – Hollow Of Your Hand.mp3

More info at
Buy "Tin Lily" at
Jeff Black has a monthly free podcast called Black Tuesdays that feature live performances not available anywhere else. More info on Black Tuesdays here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ed,
You've just help sell a cd!
This is what this blog is all about. Thanks, once again for turning me on to some great music.

December 05, 2006 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Another job well done, Ed.

December 07, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Thanks folks. That IS what this blog is all about. To qoute Antsy McClain's wonderful "Capt. Midnight"...

"All the songs our DJ plays, come from a corporate database, and if you showed up in the boardroom, they might give our airwaves back."

There is an enormous wealth of very talented artists recording today, 99% of which will not be heard on most radios.

My hope is that this humble space on the web can help get the word out about a few of these hard working artists.

December 07, 2006 8:19 PM  

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