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LOTOS NILE MUSIC
Lotos Nile Music is the independent label and publisher for singer songwriter Jeff Black. Starting out as a small publishing company in 1992 for Black’s catalog, Lotos Nile Music has evolved into the exclusive digital distributor, fulfillment house, and label services for the singer/songwriter and producer. Lotos Nile Music is a full production and artist services label.
Origin: Kansas City, Missouri
Genres: Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Harmonica
Years active 1990s - present
Label: Lotos Nile Music
After five critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, three fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile Music imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, thirty plus years of celebrated live performing and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Blackhawk, Jerry Douglas, and Dierks Bentley, Jeff continues to solidify his reputation as a creative force in the roots genres with his ninth album. Continuing to evolve as a writer, performer and recording artist, Black has never before expressed so much of the creative process on his own terms, deepening his work and leaving the listener with some of Black’s most fully formed and resonant music of his career.
"Jeff Black writes songs that call to mind Greg Brown, Bill Morrissey, and Townes Van Zandt. His voice can make time stand still and his lyrics are some of the finest in the land. This latest set continues a tradition established on earlier albums such as Tin Lily and Honey and Salt, the tradition of an artist delivering songs that are damn near perfectly crafted and filled with the wisdom of the ages. Highlights include “Walking Home”, the title song, “Waiting”, and “What I Would Not Do”. Plow Through The Mystic is worth taking your time with, listening to and absorbing slowly, as one would the work of a fine writer such as William Faulkner. Why? Because you can’t handle the truth men like this speak, not all at once."
-Jedd Beaudoin | PopMatters
Jeff Black was born circa 1960 and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Black received his first guitar as a present for his tenth birthday. In his twenties Black began performing at Blayney’s, a Kansas City blues club where he also worked as a bouncer. Soon Black began touring and eventually relocated to Nashville, Tennessee after receiving a letter from friend Iris DeMent (Black lends some backing vocals on DeMent’s 1992 debut album, Infamous Angel). Black’s own first album, Birmingham Road, was recorded with the members of the band Wilco, minus lead singer, Jeff Tweedy.
"Top to bottom, this stuff is special. Black is an artist of substance." - Billboard
Lotos Nile Music | Jeff Black Albums
* Birmingham Road | Arista 1998
* Honey And Salt | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003
* B-Sides And Confessions Vol. I | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003
* Tin+Lily | Lotos Nile Music Released 2003
* Mining | Lotos Nile Music Released 2007
* Sleepy Town | Lotos Nile Music Released 2008
* Christmas Sunshine | Lotos Nile Music Released 2009
* Plow Through The Mystic | Lotos Nile Music Released 2011
* B-Sides and Confessions Vol. II | Lotos Nile Music Released 2013