“Jeff Hobbs & the Jacks sit somewhere between comfortable and unique, marrying the delivery of a weathered red dirt band with an astute punch, at times reminiscent of an early Steve Earle. It’s obvious that Hobbs’ songs and passion come from a pure place, untouched by meddling corporate hands. For the first time in a long time, an artist that allows you to jump in feet first and love every second of the immersion.” - Ken Churilla / American Country Magazine
May 2, 2017
SINGER-SONGWRITER JEFF HOBBS IS SET TO RELEASE
HIS NEW ALBUM UPWARD ON JUNE 2ND VIA
CREATIVE ENTERTIANMENT NETWORK/SONY RED
Born and raised in Southern Oklahoma Jeff Hobbs is a singer-songwriter whose works are glowing with warmth, intricate layers and honest emotion. Featuring catchy guitar hooks and soul-baring lyrics his new album Upward will be released on June 2nd followed by a tour later this summer.
Hobbs writes about life seen through the lens of small town rural America; encompassed with authentic stories inspired by both self-experience and observation. Mixing folk rock riffs, americana flavor and a country style Hobbs shares heart-broken testimonies and gripping yet liberating lyrics of freedom from self, anxiety, guilt and a past that many can relate with to in one way or another.
As you journey through the songs on the album the listener can feel a sense of optimism in the wake of loss. Tracks like “Bound to Live” and the album title track “Upward” touch on this very theme of self-liberation.
“Bound to live” Hobbs says “is that rally cry within yourself to get off your ass and move. I’m falling like the sun and rising like the sky, bound to live before I die, are the words and they are self-explanatory. I had been stuck in a place for so long with my music and my life where I was unable to get out of a rut. I didn’t believe in myself. While writing this album and working with Wes Sharon (115 Recording) I found this need to break the chains, so to speak, and get out and live life to the fullest. The Track Upward talks about the same thing. It says I will rest on this mountain, til I find the strength to climb… I’m low for now but looking upward all the time. That’s where I am, climbing more every day.”
Hobb’s self-released his debut album Road to Nowhere independently a few years back but today he rises with a different perspective on music and life. Evolving along the way he has refined the raucous poetry of his songwriting, creating his own working class aesthetic where beauty and darkness often trade punches from line to line—Intelligent, minimalist, and honest.
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