Jeff Gorski

Jeff Gorski

BandRockAcoustic

Reso Acousta-Rock

Biography

Following the demise of his original group Trestle, Gorski went solo and has been writing original Acoustic Rock tunes ever since. Jeff Gorski, a native of Rockford, IL, had his first brush with music one fateful day when he laid his hands on a cherry-red electric guitar. Over the years, he learned how to play and spent many nights jamming along to Guns n’ Roses, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and other greats. After graduating high-school, Gorski was hours away from selling his guitar and turning his back on music, but rather than selling his guitar, he traded his electric for an acoustic (the noise rules at his apartment complex had some influence on that transaction as well) and joined Trestle in 1999 where he served as the group’s songwriter, vocalist and rhythm guitarist. The group eventually split and he left for Chicago in 2004. Gorski wrote and recorded his self-titled solo debut in 2006. The five-track album packs a musical punch of Folk, Rock, Jazz and Funk that hits all the right spots. “Heading East” is an upbeat, finger-snappin’ number that features an old-school, Vaudeville-style piano throughout. Meanwhile, “Criminal” is a slower, melancholic number that manages to get the toes tappin’ despite its slower pace. “I’m going for something intimate and genuine,” says Gorski, “not manufactured. I write what inspires me and hope that it will resonate with people who listen.” Jeff Gorski, now living in St. Louis, MO, is currently writing new material set to be released at the end of 2009.

Discography

Trestle EP - Released in May 2000
Jeff Gorski EP - Released 2006 available on iTunes & CDBaby
"On Your Mind (Remix)" - Released on Compilation called Chill Out, available on iTunes

Set List

A typical set lasts about an hour and includes songs off of the Jeff Gorski EP as well as many other unreleased songs. I play about 1 cover to every 2-3 originals with tunes such as Wonderwall (Ryan Adam's style), Be Quiet and Drive (Acoustic, Deftones), and Blower's Daughter (Damien Rice).

I typically play once/twice a month.