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Jeff Liberty @ Bentley's

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

May
24
Jeff Liberty @ Bentley's

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

May
24
Jeff Liberty @ Bentley's

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

Lexington, South Carolina, USA

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Columbia, SC has produced a handsome number of killer guitarists of late.  Jeff Liberty is one of them....high-powered...aggressive...overwhelming..."  - John Stoher - Creative Loafing, Savannah, GA


"... fuel-injected...specializing in the kind of Blues that lights a fire under your seat..."  - Wade Tatangelo - Sarasota Weekly Planet


"A good dose of rock and blues, proof positive that it's not just headliners who can charm the crowd...strong blues rock"  - Christina Lee Knauss - The State Newspaper, Columbia, SC


Discography

CD - The Tax of Bein' Free - 2001
CD - Dry Spell - 2002
CD - I Told You So - 2003
CD - Motherless Chillin' - 2004
CD - Meat and Potatoes - 2005
CD - Live at Joe's

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Jeff Liberty earned his blues chops on the sidewalks New Orleans' French Quarter, the back streets of St. Louis, and Beale Street in Memphis. Since 1988, Liberty's scorching guitar and smoky voice have led him down 47 miles of barbed wire, treading paths first blazed by Freddy King, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors, delighting fans, gaining the respect of veteran blues performers, and wowing critics.

Landing in Columbia, South Carolina in 2000, Liberty immediately blew the doors off of the local music scene and was voted "Best Local Solo Artist" in Columbia's Free Times Reader's Poll. A year later he formed the Jeff Liberty Band and was named "Best New Local Band" and "Best Local Blues Band" by Free Times readers in 2001.

Stomping through the bars, juke joints, and blues festivals throughout the Southeast, Liberty has performed with Kenny Neal, Shrimp City Slim, Juke Joint Johnny, Sonny Landreth, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and many others. He has opened for The Eagles, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and The Marshall Tucker Band. He holds an honorary lifetime membership in The Beale Street Cadillac Blues Band in Memphis.

Liberty has taken the stage at festivals throughout South Carolina including the Columbia Blues Festival, The Lowcountry Blues Bash, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, The Piccolo-Spoleto Festival, the Greenwood Blues Cruise, Artisphere, as well as the Bean Blossom Blues Festival in Nashville, Indiana.

Steady gigs include Wednesdays at the Dam Bar and Thursdays at the Doghouse, both in Lexington, SC. He also enjoys regular returns to Joe's Underground in Augusta, GA, where his cover CD "Live at Joe's" was recorded in 2007. He also has four CDs of original material to his credit.

K. Oliver of the State Newspaper raves "Whether it's hard-edged, Chicago Blues with Electric Mudd, or acoustic Delta blues by himself, Liberty is one of Columbia's best blues performers." Wade Tatangelo of the Sarasota Weekly Planet describes Liberty's style as "...fuel-injected...specializing in the kind of Blues that lights a fire under your seat." Adam Veltre of the Sumter Scene gushes "He has toured the world playing for audiences who couldn't speak English, but understood the language of badass."

Jeff Liberty welcomes show bookings both as a solo act and with his band at bars, clubs, festivals, and special occasions.