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Jeff Krebs


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic folk/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Keep an Eye Out (2000)

See also:

Jeff Krebs' MySpace page

Jeff Kreb's CD Baby page

Jeff Krebs also performs children's music as Papa Crow

Comparisons:

None recognized; other than the obvious influences of early Bob Dylan and James Taylor.

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional cowritten songs, occasional covers

General comments:

An interesting array of hooks employed in his playing; it works! Good, creative string accompaniment, nice guitar work with a pleasant rock beat infusing the otherwise folky tone of the recording. Good finding a banjo used creatively again.
     His voice possesses a nice smokey tone to it. A softness that works well with the material. (Anachro1@pacbell.net)

Recommended first album:

Keep an Eye Out is the only one we've heard

Recordings:


Keep an Eye Out

Release info:

2000—Head Information/Krebs—Head 2002

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended for folkrock fans

Group members:

Jeff Krebs—guitars, tenor banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, harp, farfisa organ, melodica, vocals

Guest artists:

Phillip Keppeler—bass
Matt McCarthy—drums
John D. Beck—wurlitzer piano, accordion, hammond organ
Kevin Ink—electric guitar, electric rhythm guitar, drum loop, synthesizer, shakers, percussion, electric guitars, bass
Kelly Cronin—vocals
Ralph Carney—turkish clarinet, twin baritone saxophones

Produced by:

Kevin Ink and JK

Comments:

Good poetry in the lyrics. Good moody moments, and a sense of fun as well.
     I don't often get to say this about Ecto type artists, but he made me want to get up and dance, dammit!
     Buy this. It will make you smile. The production is delightful. (Anachro1@pacbell.net)

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