Jeff Przech ('Presh')

Jeff Przech ('Presh')

 Unionville, Connecticut, USA
SoloAmericanaCountry

The new music from Jeff Przech (“Presh”) is a big musical departure from his 2018 release, Jeff Przech & The Outfit… which was a big musical departure from his 2015 debut, Sounds Like Fresh. While this might seem like a deliberate reimagining of his sound, Przech disagrees: “I don’t think you can call this a reinvention because I don’t feel I invented anything in the first place. I’ve always done the same thing with my songs and recording - I just chase the sound I hear in my head."

Biography

The new music from Jeff Przech (“Presh”) is a big musical departure from his 2018 release, Jeff Przech & The Outfit… which was a big musical departure from his 2015 debut, Sounds Like Fresh. While this might seem like a deliberate reimagining of his sound, Przech disagrees: “I don’t think you can call this a reinvention because I don’t feel I invented anything in the first place. There’s no pretense in my music. I’ve always done the same thing with my songs and recording - I just chase the sounds I hear in my head. On the last record I heard a full band with electric guitars. For these new songs I heard them very raw, stripped down, so that’s how we captured them.”

Przech, who jokingly says he lives “Northeast of Nashville” in the small town of Unionville, Connecticut, strives to be a storyteller in his music first and foremost. His newest single, “Someday” is Exhibit A. Przech’s songs deal with struggle and the human condition, topics that are relatable to most,  and while listeners may not have walked in the shoes of the narrator in “Someday”, they can empathize with his toil and loneliness. Przech gives his narrators a voice, even if that voice does not necessarily belong to Przech himself.

While classic, narrative songwriting and soulful, emotive vocals have always been hallmarks of Przech’s songs, he takes a distinct musical turn with “Someday” and the rest of his new music. The Telecasters and Quilter amps have been traded in for acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass. The result is a loose, laid back feel that is equally on the stage or on a porch somewhere. Shawn Underwood of Twangville says, “On his new single, ‘Someday’, Jeff Przech has layered some good, twangy banjo and mandolin on top of the southern rock roots of his last album.  The result is a fertile new sound that I'm looking forward to hearing more of.”

Przech looks forward to bringing his songs, new and old, to new ears in 2019. His live shows will include a rotating cast of musicians and instruments - upright bass, drums, steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle - along with Przech’s solo performances. Przech takes none it for granted and whether the audience is 3 or 3000, they will see the same show. As Przech says, “If I’m going to ask people to give up their valuable time and hard earned money to come see and listen to me, I need to make it worth their while. I need to provide them something that’s equally valuable, something that’s honest and genuine. I’ve always tried to do that, but I believe these new songs are my best work yet and I can’t wait for people to hear them.”

"Przech sings in a pleasantly worn-in voice on songs cut from enduring alt-country cloth: acoustic-guitar foundations support warm, growling electric licks, keening steel and a winsome world-weary sensibility."

- Eric R. Danton, WSJ/Rolling Stone/Paste/Salon.com

"Przech is as Americana as they come and it’s not a dirty word to throw the country moniker around.  If Przech’s influences were trees he’d have an entire orchard full of some of the greats of the traditional and alt-country movements, as well as varying forms of folk and Americana."

- Chip McCabe, The Lonesome Noise




Discography

"Someday" (single) - February, 2019

"Jeff Przech & The Outfit" - April, 2018

"Sounds Like Fresh" - March, 2015

Set List

ORIGINAL MUSIC - 120 minutes +

Jeff's catalog includes all original songs from both of his releases, plus other songs yet to be recorded.

COVER SONGS

Jeff also plays selected covers from an eclectic array of his favorite artists and influences.