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08 - Mar
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Where:The Living Room At 35 East, 35 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States, 19003
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes. Raised in Harrisburg, PA by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the new wave and Brit rock blasting from their son's room, a teenaged Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal with Chrysalis, releasing "Jeffrey Gaines," in 1992. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as "an ethereal soul insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge." "Somewhat Slightly Dazed" (Chrysalis, 1994) and "Galore" (Chrysalis, 1998) followed. Interview Magazine called Gaines' music "soul-searching" and refreshingly free of jargon, sentiment or cliché." Gaines released "Always Be" (Artemis, 2001) to both critical and commercial praise. Featuring his emotional interpretation of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" and his own soaringly beautiful "Always Be," the album hit #5 on R&R Callout America CHR/Pop list, also reaching #45 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The New York Post proclaimed "Always Be" as "a dozen-song mix that completely illustrates the depth he is capable of." Gaines' impressive catalogue grew with "Toward the Sun" (Artemis, 2002), produced by Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Crowded House). The Boston Globe declared that "Gaines' soulful, wounded vocals make a case for his being one of pop's finest singers an artist who deserves far more attention than some of his more hyped, yet less talented peers." Mojo noted, "This established soul-folkie's sexy growl has an underlying edge, making it a
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