Quality and passion are self evident; and their own reward. Jeff German’s yeoman efforts as a songwriter, lead-guitar player, and front-man, show a singular dedication to the art form of Mid-West working class music that is often lost to time or pretense. He defies these by playing sweet licks over strong melodies and honest lyrics that is served best with cold beer after a long week. His first solo album, “12 Rounds”, released March 2014, delivered the same attention to the gospel of six strings and storytelling. His songwriting and clever arrangements caught the attention of Slothtrop Records label President, Eric Hester who signed Jeff In December of 2013 to a three record deal. Slothtrop Records re-released “12 Rounds” on their label in March of 2014 and subsequently released the video to the single "Sit and Think" in April of 2014. In September of 2015, Slothtrop Records released “12 Packs, 8 Tracks and B&W TV”, German’s sophomore release, earning high praise from notable press including No Depression Magazine. Soon after, Slothtrop released the music video “Hang-On”, a poignant song about rushing to say goodbye to a dying loved one. All the while, Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks, which includes musicians, Graig Barnett: guitar, Matthew Wilson: Pedal Steel, Brian Ozborne: Drums and Billy Zenn: Bass, have been crisscrossing the country in various forms, including rollicking full band rock and roll shows and intimate acoustic house concerts.
Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks
Jeff German’s yeoman efforts as a songwriter, lead-guitar player, and front-man, show a singular dedication to the art form of Mid-West working class music that is often lost to time or pretense.
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Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks - Hang On (Official Video)
Jeff German & The Blankety Blanks - Sit and Think (Official Video)
Jeff German "Long Road To Nowhere" (acoustic rehearsal and argument)
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