Jeff Black, Tin Lily

Robin Banks

By Robin Banks

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Tin Lily

Jeff Black

Though he hails from Missouri, singer/songwriter Jeff Black writes songs that could be from anywhere — their subject matter universal, their sound glossing over any peculiar regionalisms to reach as many ears as possible. Black is a polished alt-country singer and an accomplished musician; each note is precisely placed, each acoustic flourish carefully considered. And though the younger, more rough-and-tumble acts on the circuit might frown on that sort of thing, Black's decade-long career has taught him how to weather the ups and downs of life, love and music, and it's that admirable perseverance that he showcases here.