Jeff Klein

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This article is about the singer-songwriter. For the Mother Jones editor, see Jeffrey Bruce Klein. For Jeffrey David Klein, the New York politician, see Jeffrey Klein.
Jeff Klein
Birth name Jeffrey Lawrence Klein
Origin Newburgh, New York, USA
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2000 – present
Labels One Little Indian Records, Island Def Jam
Associated acts My Jerusalem, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers
Website www.thejeffklein.com

Jeffrey Lawrence "Jeff" Klein is an American singer/songwriter from Newburgh, New York, who plays keyboards and guitar. He has released three critically acclaimed albums.

Biography[edit]

At the age of 18, Klein moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1999, he moved to Austin, Texas and released his first album, You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart. Signing to influential records label One Little Indian, Klein released two more albums, Everybody Loves a Winner, featuring Patty Griffin, Matthew Ryan, Jon Dee Graham and Johnny Goudie, in 2002, and The Hustler, which features Ani Difranco and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum as guests in 2005.,[1]

He has also worked with Ani DiFranco and The Twilight Singers,[2] and as of 2008 is touring with The Gutter Twins as keyboardist.[3] He has been described as "Tom Waits snagged on a barbedwire fence."[4] and as having a "smoky voice (with a) bruised world-weariness".[5]

Klein is also a main member of the collective My Jerusalem, along with fellow Gutter Twins musicians Cully Symington and Dave Rosser.[6]

Along with a history of collaborating with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, Klein has toured or guested as a member of bands such as The Honorary Title, Stars of Track and Field, Ed Harcourt,and Statistics (band)

Jeff Klein has often been known to collaborate with visual artist Kenneth E. Parris III

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart (India, 2000)
  • Everybody Loves A Winner (One Little Indian, 2003)
  • The Hustler (One Little Indian, 2005)
  • Death Of The Fox (Island Def Jam, 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Another Breakdown" (One Little Indian, 2003)

Appears On[edit]

  • Ani DiFranco - Red Letter Year (Righteous Babe Records, 2008)
  • Greg Dulli And Friends - Live At Triple Door (Infernal Recordings, 2008)
  • Gutter Twins - Adorata (Sub Pop, 2008)
  • Gutter Twins - Saturnalia (Sub Pop, 2008)
  • Zookeeper - Becoming All Things (Belle City Pop, 2007)
  • Twilight Singers - Stitch In Time (One Little Indian, 2006)
  • Mundy - Raining Down Arrows (Camcor, 2004)
  • The Honorary Title - Honorary Title (Doghouse, 2003)
  • Eliza Gilkyson - Lost And Found (Red House, 2002)
  • Jason Karaban - "Doomed to Make Choices" (Ascend Records, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Klein biography Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Jeff Klein discography CDUniverse
  3. ^ Gutter Twins interview Pitchfork Media, 8 April 2008
  4. ^ Uncut magazine, March 2003
  5. ^ Review of Klein's "The Hustler" The Independent, 7 March 2006
  6. ^ News item Summerskiss.com, 30 September 2008

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