Date(s) - 08/02/2015
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm
On August 2, the North Central Florida Blues Society brings you another Quarterly Concert. The Jeff Jensen Band has youth and energy but also the chops and understanding usually only expected from older performers. Jensen is known for his collaborations with Brandon Santini and Victor Wainwright as well as for taking his audience on a journey, helping them forget about their real lives, troubles, and struggles and have a memorable night.
In Jensen’s own word: “I am not trying to play West Coast blues, not trying to play Chicago or Delta style blues. It all circles around my attempt to create real energy and real emotional content.”
“Jeff don’t chase any ghosts of Robert Johnson, or fall into the pitfalls of coming off gimmicky… He brings the goods with this no-nonsense production and I can’t help but conclude that his songs were constructed for the express purpose of taking on and winning over an audience… something I greatly admire and something he and his band have the extreme talent to do!” – Victor Wainwright (2013 BMA winner)
Anyone who has ever witnessed a Jeff Jensen live show is fully aware of how much energy the guitarist expends as flies across the stage, seemingly lost in a world that only he can navigate. The rock-solid support he gets from Bill Ruffino on bass and Robinson Bridgeforth on drums serves as his musical life-line tethering him to the world of reality that the rest of us live in. – Blues Blast Magazine
Opening the show will be Gainesville’s own Bridget Kelly Band.
Doors open at 6:00, Bridget Kelly Band starts at 7:00, and the Jeff Jensen Band takes the stage at 8:00.
The admission cost is $15 for general admission, $8 for North Central Florida Blues Society members, and $5 for students with ID.