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Incredible Singer/Songwriter Comes to Casper

Photo/Jeff FinlinI’ve been in and around the music industry via radio/television/concert promoter for about 30 years. Hung in trailers and toured with the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Journey, REO Speedwagon, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt and so many more.  And in all that time I’ve never come across an artist that has touched my very soul with not just his music but his words, as has Jeff Finlin. He wrote a song called “Miracle Along the Way” that literally saved my life. So to me he’s special. Tomorrow night at 7:30 pm, in Durham Hall, Aley Fine Arts Center, Casper College, the City of Casper has the opportunity to experience Jeff’s art, as Artcore brings Jeff back to Casper. I urge all of you to take an opportunity and experience Jeff. Recently Bruce Springsteen was asked, during his recent tour, who he listens to and Bruce said “Jeff Finlin.” Here is his Bio…

Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, unique artist. Having played in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A, he wound up in Nashville with long-time mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen (“A Softer Place to Fall”) to form the rock band “the Thieves”, which released the acclaimed “Seduced by Money”, produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records. In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released “Lonely Light” then the Little Dog/ Mercury release, “Highway Diaries”. 
The Chicago Sun Times said: 
“FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver – tune in and you will hear an elusive magic.” 
On to New York, Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce “Original Fin”, released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S. 
Music Row called the record: 
“A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance – Simply manna to the literate songwriter’s soul.” 
Uncut called Finlin – “A real find.” 
In 2000, Jeff was invited to perform at Sir Paul McCartney’s “Buddy Holly Tribute” at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Then in 2002 “Somewhere South of Wonder” garnered Finlin ‘Album of the Year’ accolades on Virgin Radio’s Captain America Show, and a tour opening for Steve Earle in the U.K. and Ireland. “Epinonymous” followed in 2004 – a musical and spiritual foray into the heart of the everyman.
 In 2005, Jeff’s Song “Sugar Blue”, from the 2002 album “Somewhere South of Wonder” was selected by Cameron Crowe for the soundtrack of his film “Elizabethtown”. “Angels in Disguise” was released on Warner Brothers Records in the UK and then on Rykodisc in the United States in 2006. Jeff released the final installment of his trilogy, “Ballad of a Plain Man”, in 2008 and “The Tao of Motor Oil”, in 2010.
 A new live recording will be released in the spring of 2012, supported by a U.S. and European tour.

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