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Music In The Round 2022
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.
Tom Waits tribute
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
Jeffrey Forrester Tobin
Jeffrey Forrester Tobin
New Music Showcase
The Neal Show!
Opening for "The Neal Show!" A good time guaranteed for all.
Tobin & Zenn...Together Again!
Billy Zenn and I are teaming up for a fun evening of live acoustic music in this Franklinton community garden. Bring your own chair/blanket and drinks.
I'll be joining several other songwriters from central Ohio for a night of great original music.
JFT at Donatos Short North
Come hear some of my newest songs, some old ones, and a few favorites by others while helping yourself to some really tasty pizza and beer.
Star House Fundraiser
Singer-songwriters performing all night to raise funds for Star House, dedicated to helping local young people who are homeless. I'll be joining Isaiah Palombo and Cynthia Wolfe for a 45-minute set.
Shiloh & Co Live at Victory's
I'll be opening the night for 13 Lucky (Youngstown) and the Shiloh Hawkins Band (Columbus). Free admission!
Happy Hour at Rambling House
Sharing the stage with Whitley Jean.
The Music Room at The Market
Songwriters in the Round!
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.