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Music Tells The Story
Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Jeff McMullen loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Jeff McMullen has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world. Take a look around the site to get to know Jeff McMullen and all that he has to offer.
SOME WORDS ABOUT SQUARE ONE
A Multi-Talented Free Spirit
"Though he’s a Texan through and through, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Jeff McMullen, was born in Tokyo during the Vietnam war. The son of a C-130 Hercules Naval pilot, the family would eventually move to Texas where McMullen has called home ever since.
Eight years of classical piano training from age 8-16 eventually led to Jeff’s musical revolution, as he would temporarily walk away from the instrument in order to pursue a zestful love of all things Rock’n’Roll. As the years rolled along, Jeff found a way to meld his classical keys background with his passion for the guitar, all while remaining grounded by his duties as both a husband and a father.
In doing so, other projects, including his work with Mickdago and South of Reality, have continued on in conjunction with an ever-expanding solo anthology, which includes Jeff McMullen, The Last Road Home, and his latest effort, Square One, an aptly titled project about which Jeff himself says he, “…decided to go back to the basics of songwriting and recording. Where the song itself is King.”
Beautifully minimalist. Bright & clear. Polished & poured-over. Deserving of its moment. It’s rarely more obvious that a DIY artist has given their blood & guts to a project than it is here with Jeff McMullen’s latest effort, Square One. An album dedicated to his love for family, this love is celebrated through both regret and the anticipation of whatever light the future holds. While Jeff clearly and painstakingly analyzes his mistakes, it is his never-ending perseverance for what the future can bring which shines brightest throughout the project.
Thus, with his rich’n’raspy vocal timbre (reminiscent of some amalgamation of Cocker & Henley), his intention was to remove and leave behind all of music’s contrivances, all of its frills and distractions, and leave in their wake only the simple essentials—what matters the most, what emotes. Often, with little more than keys, strings and vocals, the outcome is: mission accomplished.
Joe Cocker meets Don Henley meets Bob Seger…
Please support Jeff McMullen by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!"
Kind words by The Ark Of Music.