The King Of In Between is the work of a mature artist and the distillation of Garland Jeffreys’ long career dedicated to addressing socially conscious themes across a broad range of musical styles. He’s been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion whose work should be taught in schools. With songs covered by artists as diverse as punk pioneers The Circle Jerks (Wild in the Streets) and the neo-folk Vetiver (Lon Chaney), Jeffreys is truly unclassifiable.
Co-produced by Larry Campbell (Grammy-winning producer with Levon Helm) and out on Jeffreys' own Luna Park Records, The King Of In Between marks a return to the more rootsy sounds of Jeffreys’ earlier work, especially his acclaimed 1977 Ghost Writer.
According to critics, the record is: a late-career masterpiece (Minneapolis Star), a classic roots rock record (NPR Music) spry and hip (Daily News) powerful (Yahoo Music) uncannily fresh and forceful (New Yorker) musical royalty (Huffington Post) and youthfully fierce (Boston Globe).