This very cool music-oriented boutique has invited me to perform an intimate, listening room-type set. Come hang out. But don't expect any AC/DC covers. $10 cover.
Tom Petty is a hero of mine, and this event is one I look to every year. All night long the place is filled with great songs. I'll play a couple of my favorites, other Columbus musicians will play some of their favorites, and everybody on-stage and off will sing out loud. So fun!
Dan Radin is a remarkable cellist from Austin, Texas. He's played with countless name artists. Now he's on tour promoting his new album. Can't wait to see/hear him. He's graciously invited me to open the show.
Central Ohio is full of amazing songwriters and musical craftspeople. Come join us for a monthly songwriter showcase of original live music. Each evening you will have the chance to hear four - five local artists sharing their latest songs and music with you in the great space at Wanderlust Studio. August event features Erika Holycross, Ken Pardee, Matt Morgan and Jeff Tobin. Tickets $10, available for purchase at event or here: https://www.wanderlustcbus.com/ticket-events. Bring your own beverage!
Here's the idea: a bunch of singer/songwriters write and perform several songs inspired by the life or work of the acclaimed author, Kurt Vonnegut. The lineup for this show is stellar. I'll be sharing the stage with Neal Havener, Joey Hebdo, Stefan Farrenkoph's band The Everlasting Happiness and the improv group Hashtag Comedy! Come for a fun, slightly weird, and interesting evening.
A curated showcase of 30-minute sets from some of Central Ohio's top singer-songwriters.
Second year playing in this lovely community garden. Bring a chair and a drink for a relaxing musical afternoon. Also on the lineup is West Taylor and Jessijem! I play at 4:30, but there's great music all afternoon.
I've wanted to play this event for years because it's just so cool, and this year I got the call. This is the premier singer-songwriter event in the city (in my opinion). The location; the sound; the cause behind it and the host, the Short North Rotary...all 10's. I'll be joined by three other singer-songwriters -- George Barrie, Jessie Roman and Simba Jordan -- and we'll take turns swapping songs and stories all night.
Here's what the organizers say about the event: "Music in the Round is a unique concert format that originated in Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and grew organically from the traditional jam session. The only rule: the artists must play songs they’ve written themselves, on the instruments on which they were written.
Music in the Round audiences get to hear the artists talk about their songwriting, particularly the stories and emotions surrounding the song’s creation. It’s a treat for music lovers featuring some of the most talented musicians Columbus has to offer."
If you only go to one of these kind of shows this year, make it this one.
I've put together a band for this special night honoring the legendary American musician, Tom Waits. Joining me is Jeff Passifiume (electric guitar), Doug Hare (piano) and Rob Mottice (drums). We're performing as"Swordfish JeffBone". If you like Tom Waits, you're gonna love this! Here's the Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/1qCD2Yk2J
I'll be opening the night for some truly wonderful Columbus bands. Here's the Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/1Lf1MnPbN
A bit about me
So I write songs that make me smile. Often, I play ’em for friends and audiences, and they smile, too. It doesn’t get any better than that.
I began writing and performing around 10 years ago. I was the classic 9-to-5’er, and my life had become pretty one dimensional. So, for fun, I wrote a few songs, and friends said they were good. Then I started playing open mics and people I didn’t know said the songs were good…quirky, but good. Then, a song I wrote was a winner in the Columbus Bicentennial Song contest. Soon after, I picked up a first-place award in the songwriting category at the Ohio Music Awards, and that was very good.
With my band, The Jeffs, we released three records and played lots of shows. But now I'm now flying solo, performing at clubs and festivals throughout central Ohio. And while I love sharing my songs with audiences, my main passion still lies in songwriting. I’ve posted a few favorites here. I hope they make you smile.