FIVE FIRSTS: Garland Jeffreys

May 3rd, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg
Garland Jeffries

Garland Jeffreys

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

NAME: Garland Jeffreys

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASThe Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … an Alan Freed show at the Brooklyn Paramount in 1956

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … an Ovation guitar

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Do the Hucklebuck” for the neighbor ladies, for a nickel.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WASGrinder’s Switch Featuring Garland Jeffreys, also the first album I made

The veteran singer-songwriter-rocker Garland Jeffreys and his band return to The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday (May 6) to kick off his U.S. tour in support of his brand new album, “14 Steps to Harlem.” Tickets are on sale now, priced at $18.