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National Flatpicking Champion

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  • 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.

    Jack Reilly, composer, pianist, recording artist
  • 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.

    Jennifer Layton, indiemusic.com
  • Jeff Troxel plays guitar with a warm virtuosity that shows no trace of a virtuoso's self-consciousness.

    Steve Klingaman, Minor 7th Magazine
  • Jeff's compositions show that he is much more than just a good picker.

    Cadence Magazine
  • Jeff is possessed of wonderful technical skills and a refined sensibility, without pretense.

    Chuck Hassler, Powell Tribune
  • 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.

    Dan Miller, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
  • Jeff is a sensitive and lyrical composer.

    Shelton Berg, head of jazz studies, University of Southern California
  • When it comes to artistic empathy and tonality, Troxel moves to the front of the pack.

    FGM Magazine

Jeff is a guitarist and educator based out of northern Wyoming. He holds music degrees from Northwest College, Berklee College of Music, and the University of Southern California. Jeff has taught at USC, University of Laverne, Rocky Mountain College, and Central Wyoming College, and is currently teaching full-time at Northwest College in Powell, WY. An author for Mel Bay and FGM Publishing, Jeff also serves on the faculty for several music camps.

As a composer, Jeff’s music is featured on several public television shows, and he is a two-time recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Performing Arts Fellowship in music composition. He has won songwriting awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the IBMA. As a guitarist, he has won state flatpicking championships in Wyoming, Utah, as well as the 2003 National Championship.

Jeff has shared the stage with Pete Huttlinger, Mike Dowling, Chuck Pyle, Tish Hinojosa, Bobby Shew, Matt Flinner, Larry Koonse, Frank Mantooth, Ronnie Bedford, Jack Reilly, Warren Chiasson, and many others. He is a roster artist for the Wyoming Arts Council and is available for concerts, clinics and workshops.

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11th and Grant

I’m thrilled that Trevor Krieger and I will be featured on Montana Public Television’s Emmy Award winning show “11th and Grant.” We did the taping for the show a couple of [...]

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