Jeff Finlin

Jeff Finlin

BandAmericanaRock

Jeff Finlin song Sugar blue was included in Cameron Crowes film "Elizabethtown" along side the likes of Elton john and Ryan Adams. Bruce Springsteen himself proclaimed Finlin as one of his favorites. Critics and fans alike have included him in the company of Tom Waits and Tom Petty.

Biography

Jeff Finlin Bio

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers Jeff Finlin is a unique artist. His career has taken many twists and turns.
He started out traveling America in autos, trains, planes, and hitchhiking, before settling down to play in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A. He finally wound up in Nashville with long-time mate Gwil Owen ("A Softer Place to Fall") to form the rock band the Thieves, which put out the Marshall Crenshaw produced "Seduced by Money" on Capitol Records.
In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released "Lonely Light"
In 1994 he produced the Little Dog/ Mercury release, "Highway Diaries”.
THE CHICOGO SUN TIMES SAID:
FINLIN WRITES WITH THE MINAMILISTIC GRIT OF SAM SHEPARD AND RAYMOND CARVER—TUNE IN FOR AN ILLUSIVE MAJIC
Next it was on to New York, where Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce Original Fin, which was released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S.
MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE CALLED IT-
“ A DO IT YOURSELF PIECE OF MUSICAL BRILLAIANCE—SIMPLY MANNA TO THE LIETERATE SONGWRITERS SOUL”
UNCUT MAGAZINE-SAID “FINLIN IS A TRUE FIND
Then in 2002 "Somewhere South of Wonder” came out with a vengeance, garnering Finlin 'Album of the Year' accolades on Virgin Radio's Captain America show, and a tour opening for Steve Earle in the U.K. and Ireland.
Finlin then released the much anticipated follow-up, “ ANGELS IN DISGUISE” - a musical and spiritual foray into the heart of the everyman and how he discovers and comes to terms with his selfless self.
Recorded in Colorado and Nashville with long-time cohorts Will Kimbrough and Pat Buchanan, it picks up in the stark American landscape where "Somewhere South of Wonder" left off. It recalls the work of Newman, Waits and other American pioneers who have channeled there experience into their work

“ANGELS IN DISGUISE” was released by Warner Brothers U.K. in September 2006
and will be released by Rykodisc in the U.S. on April 3rd, 2007

Recently Jeff’s song “SUGAR BLUE” was included in the Paramount pictures film
“Elizabethtown”, --written and directed by Cameron Crow.

Discography

ANGELS IN DISGUISE Release worldwide on Warner Brothers/Rykodisc 2007
_Jeff Finlin Composition “Sugar Blue”
Included on soundtrack for the major motion picture “Elizabethtown” 2006
_Jeff Finlin composition Sugar Blue
Included in the major motion picture “Elizabethtown” 2006
EPINONYMOUS Bent Wheel Records---2005
SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF WONDER
BMG/Gravity Records---2002
HIGHWAY DIARIES Mercury/Little dog records-1996
ORIGINAL FIN BMG/Gravity Records----1999
LONELY LIGHT Bent Wheel Records—1991