Great Northwest Music Tour
Jeff Crosby and the Refugees
- Olympic Club Theater |
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
Every month the Great Northwest Music Tour blazes a fresh musical trail, bringing an ever-changing lineup of talent to McMenamins Historic Properties. There is no admission charge to the festivities, and our unique hotels offer food, handcrafted beverages and a cozy place to bed down after the last note is played. Bring your friends and family and jam to a different artist every month.
About Jeff Crosby and the Refugees
Jeff Crosby is a 25 year old songwriter/singer, and multi-instrumentalist transplanted from Idaho to Los Angeles.
Although you'd never know it from his playing, Crosby wasn't born with a guitar in his hands. When Jeff first picked up a guitar at the age of 14, he knew from that first touch of the strings that he was in love. He began jamming with the local mountain folk on the back porches of Donnelly, ID, and by the following year, he had played it so much that he had worn the frets off. You can still hear those "back porch" influences in his country infused rock music today.
Crosby's performing chops were cut in his late teens, when he would sneak (sometimes in vain) into every smoke filled bar from Boise to Portland to get gigs. These days of well spent youth paid off, and by the age of 21, Crosby was fronting psych-rock jammers, Equaleyes, and touring like a fiend.
By 2010, Jeff was ready to switch gears, and showcase his songwriting skills. 2011's self-titled LP, Jeff Crosby, is a gem that invokes the greatest singer/songwriters. Performer Magazine called it, "The right addition to any singer/songwriter fan's collection." Crosby's rich, hook filled music and his smooth vocals combine with poignant lyrics to make each track its own gem.
His new EP, Homeless and the Dreamers is a five song, introspective journey of self discovery that charts Jeff's changes in latitude, the culture shock of moving to L.A. from small town Idaho, friends and lovers that were left behind, and the discovery of new ones. Stand out songs include the title track which charts Jeff's journeys and the dreams that got him there, as well as the dreams of the people he met along the way. There's also the gorgeous "Silent Conversations," which was written while standing in the doorway of a catholic church in Colombia during a torrential downpour.
Look for Homeless and the Dreamers to drop on July 4th. A special EP release party will take place at the Annual 4th of July Celebration in McCall, ID. Crosby will be touring in support of the new album throughout the summer and the fall with his band The Refugees (Will Prescott - drums, Daniel "The Hawk" Blumenfeld - keys, and new addition, Jeff's brother, Andrew on bass). Of course, Jeff and crew will be back in Idaho for his August 3rd & 4th Idaho Down music festival at Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, ID, both with Equaleyes, and as Jeff Crosby & The Refugees.