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  • Jeff Plankenhorn (Plank)

    This show was on Aug 22nd, 2016 | 48 people watched
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    • Aug 23
      "Three chords and the truth." Harlan Howard All the extra chords were gravy. Great show, Jeff!
    • Aug 23
      Another fantastic performance by Plank! Doesn't matter if he's live or via the internet, he's always great! I like that he's "just" himself---no pretense, no drama. What you see is what you get---and that's a lot. Jeff keeps it simple and, when you're that good, you can. He's real and it comes through in his songwriting and in the way he interacts w/his audience. Thank you! I enjoyed the show, as always.
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    This show was on Aug 24th, 2015 | 1 person watched
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Austin-Based Jeff Plankenhorn Goes on a SoulSlide Sonic Journey with New CD

Featuring Special Guests
Ruthie Foster & Malford Milligan


Austin, TX - Acclaimed Austin-based guitarist Jeff Plankenhorn, who’s worked with a host of high-profile artists including Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Bobby Whitlock and Ray Wylie Hubbard, has stepped into the solo spotlight with... more

Austin-Based Jeff Plankenhorn Goes on a SoulSlide Sonic Journey with New CD

Featuring Special Guests
Ruthie Foster & Malford Milligan


Austin, TX - Acclaimed Austin-based guitarist Jeff Plankenhorn, who’s worked with a host of high-profile artists including Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Bobby Whitlock and Ray Wylie Hubbard, has stepped into the solo spotlight with his new CD, SoulSlide. Jeff will be touring throughout 2016.

Produced by Jeff Plankenhorn, Ross Hogarth (Keb' Mo', Ziggy Marley) and Miles Zuniga (Fastball), the even-dozen tracks on SoulSlide include a number of Plankenhorn originals, plus a kickin’ cover of Sam and Dave’s “You Got Me Hummin’ and a never-released Willis Alan Ramsay cut, “Mockingbird Blues.” Additional tunes on the new album were co-written with Grammy-winner Gary Nicholson (“Lose My Mind”), Bret Dennan (“Vagabond Moonlight”) and Zuniga (“Vagabond Moonlight,” “Dirty Floor” and “Born To Win”).

Throughout SoulSlide, Plankenhorn plays a blend of blues, soul and rock on a stand-up lap steel guitar dubbed “The Plank” (which also happens to be Jeff’s nickname), which he designed and is in the process of beginning mass production. To view and hear his guitar in action, go to www.empyrealinstruments.com. “My dream was to mix Sacred Steel influences like the Campbell Brothers and Robert Randolph with the Dobro stylings of Jerry Douglas and Uncle Josh Graves,” says Plankenhorn about his unique sound. “Plus, I’ve been a singer first all my life and wrote the majority of the tunes on the new CD.”

Special guests on SoulSlide include Grammy nominee and Blues Music Award-winning singer Ruthie Foster, who duets with Jeff on a song titled “Like Flowers,” a Rolling Stones-style track Jeff co-wrote in the vein of “Tumbling Dice,” based on a quote from author Charles Bukowski. Foster also sings backup on the song, “Dirty Floor.” Original Texas soul man Malford Milligan (Storyville) and Jeff sing a duet on the Sam and Dave classic, “You Got Me Hummin’.” Milligan and Plankenhorn have been playing regularly and writing together since Jeff played all of the late Stephen Bruton’s guitar parts on the tribute album, An Evening with the Songs of Stephen Bruton. Milligan also sings backup on “Lose My Mind.”

Jeff’s band consists of the former rhythm section of late Texas guitar legend Stephen Bruton's old trio: Brannen Temple on drums and Yoggie on bass; plus young guitar/keyboard player Dave Scher. They fill Austin’s Saxon Pub every month or so on Fridays and Saturdays.

Other guest players on SoulSlide include Rami Jaffe (The Wallflowers, Foo Fighters) - Hammond organ, mellotron; Peter Adams - Wurlitzer, clavichord, Hammond organ; Miles Zuniga – electric/ acoustic guitar, piano, electric bass, background vocals; Tim Pierce – electric/acoustic guitar; and the remaining members of The Resentments: Scrappy Jud Newcomb – electric/acoustic 12-string guitar, background vocals; Bruce Hughes - electric bass, background vocals; and John Chipman – drums.

Management: Jon Notarthomas muleemusic@yahoo.com (512) 636-3217
Booking: Moving Parts Touring, Wendy Graham, wendy@movingpartstouring.com
Label: LoungeSide Records, http://www.loungesiderecords.com' target='_blank'> http://www.loungesiderecords.com
Press: Mark Pucci Media, Mark Pucci, mpmedia@bellsouth.net, (770) 804-9555
Radio: Todd Glazer Promotions, Todd Glazer, toddg@gci.net, (907) 279-8546

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