When it comes to artistic empathy and tonality, Troxel moves to the front of the pack.
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.
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 Troxel plays guitar with a warm virtuosity that shows no trace of a virtuoso's self-consciousness.
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's compositions show that he is much more than just a good picker.
Jeff is a sensitive and lyrical composer.
Jeff is possessed of wonderful technical skills and a refined sensibility, without pretense.