If you are a fan of contemporary singer-songwriter music that is accompanied by great guitar work, you need to check out Jeff Troxel's new CD.
When it comes to artistic empathy and tonality, Troxel moves to the front of the pack.
Jeff is a sensitive and lyrical composer.
There is pure poetry in his lyrics - they are deeply personal but also universal. He has a natural gift for emotional virtuosity. His singing starts at the heart and beams out from there. And the playing is impeccable. This is a CD I will cherish for more reasons than one.
Jeff is possessed of wonderful technical skills and a refined sensibility, without pretense.
Jeff Troxel plays guitar with a warm virtuosity that shows no trace of a virtuoso's self-consciousness.
I can't argue with a voice that’s sort of Jackson Browne, sort of Gordon Lightfoot, sort of Dan Fogelburg. I wanted to follow that voice everywhere and it took me to some mystical places... Troxel can sail you away on a memory. He can whirl you across the floor. There's energy in his guitar playing that seems fueled by the sheer love of music. I'm lucky I got to hear this one.
Jeff's compositions show that he is much more than just a good picker.