Monday, June 9, 2014

OUT OF THE CHUTE - with Jeff Posey

One of the many highlights of my trip to Texas last month was the opportunity to sit down with the legendary Jeff Posey. I’ve known about Jeff via reputation only for several years. Aside from meeting up with our mutual friend, W.C. Jameson, the chance to meet the real deal in person is what prompted me to begin my trip early.

I met up with W.C. and Jeff at Fuel Coffee House in Llano my first night in Texas.
This quaint little coffee bar just off the town square offers an eclectic variety of music throughout the week.

I was pleasantly surprised to find Jeff was nothing like what I’d heard. Where I expected a loud, maybe a bit ‘wild’ (in a good way) instead I found a soft-spoken gentleman. Jeff Posey has a depth to him that resonates through his music. And an infectious smile that will warm your heart on the bleakest of days.

Jeff is passionate about his music and told me the hardest part of songwriting is the word – making each one ‘new’. He wants to write words that paint pictures, evoke a tangible sense of the stories he has to tell. Being a three-time finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival is testament to his ability to accomplish what he sets out to do.

He first began this journey in 2005 with his album, Pocketful. The album was nominated for Album of the Year from the Texas Music Awards right out of the chute. When I asked Jeff what he is most proud of. Aside from his two children, he is proud of his music and the ability to do what he loves in spite of some and with the wonderful support of others.

For more on this talented storyteller I invite you to visit his website where you’ll find out more about Jeff as well as sound bites and lyrics from some of his songs.

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