Meet Jeff Stewart, a professional singer/songwriter from Toledo, OH. Jeff supports himself playing approximately 220 gigs a year in NW Ohio/Southern Michigan. To quote Rod Lockwood from the Toledo Blade, ”He has a great voice, a soulful instrument that oozes personality, and his song writing has a lively quality that’s fresh and personal without ever copping out for easy clichés.”
"Mix Tape Blues" is Jeff’s first solo release. “Can’t Sit Still,” is being released to radio as a debut single. Previously, Jeff and producer Gregg Leonard have placed songs in four different movies.
An interesting aspect of Jeff is his dual career as a visual artist. His cover for "Mix Tape Blues" is a self-portrait inspired by the classic Miles Davis record, “Sketches of Spain.” In a special collaboration with SFC Graphics, a mulit-panel reproduction of Jeff's painting "Trees No. 1" was installed on the David Whitney Building in downtown Detroit, MI as part of the city's Super Bowl 2006 beautification campaign.
Tracks are also available for radio download at www.airplaydirect.com. Live dates are being booked at this time in support of this release. More information is available on Jeff at www.jeffstewartmusic.com, www.cdbaby.com/cd/stewartjeff and www.myspace.com/jeffstewartmusic.
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Jeff Stewart - vocals, guitar and harmonica
Jeff has previously recorded with The Flecks and The Starlings. Together with producer Gregg Leonard, Jeff has placed songs in four different films. "Mix Tape Blues" is his first solo release.
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"Jeff Stewart's latest release is an unadorned, beautiful collection of songs. He has a great voice,..."Jeff Stewart's latest release is an unadorned, beautiful collection of songs. He has a great voice, a soulful instrument that oozes personality, and his song writing has a lively quality that's fresh and personal without ever copping out for easy cliches. This is the work of an artist who bears a bit of a sonic resemblance to Bruce Springsteen and he deserves a wider audience."
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"Smooth and melodic, this EP secures Stewart as one of Toledo's premier singer/songwriters. The orig..."Smooth and melodic, this EP secures Stewart as one of Toledo's premier singer/songwriters. The original material here has a quality that will ease your most tense moments and make you squeeze that girl at your side a little tighter. Produced by Gregg Leonard, the all acoustic tracks come out clean and match the mood of Stewart's songs. Recommended listening: cool night on the porch with wine and your significant other."
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"Stewart's raspy and passionate vocals resemble Bono at the height of his U2 career, while many of h..."Stewart's raspy and passionate vocals resemble Bono at the height of his U2 career, while many of his storytelling-style songs parallel Cat Stevens or Bob Dylan."
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" Jeff Stewart creates vibrant, intense and slightly unusual paintings. He brings those same qualiti..." Jeff Stewart creates vibrant, intense and slightly unusual paintings. He brings those same qualities to 'Mix Tape Blues." His voice is a ballsier version of Ray Lamontagne's soulful drawl . . . on seven songs of love and life, which he views in a way that's nakedly open and as deep as the pit. The album closes on a high note with 'Say Goodnite.' Any song which includes the immortal line 'Searched for grace but I found you first' is worth the addmission price on its own, but the other six offerings here are well worthy of investigation also."
Working approximately 220 shows per year, Jeff has an extensive and varied set list. He is capable of performing an evening of original compositions, or originals mixed with an eclectic array of roots and rock covers.