JEFF KLOETZEL DATE : SATURDAY September 10th
TIME : 5 - 7pm GENRE : Indie / Rock / Folk
Singer-songwriter/cover artist Jeff Kloetzel performs over 140 shows each year. His diverse catalog runs the gamut from driving modern tunes to subtle timeless ballads. His original songs are fueled by his rhythmic guitar work and soulful vocals. Influenced by many musical genres including pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island, there should be something for everyone in Jeff's set list. You can also catch Jeff with his full band "Jeff K & OverTones".
In 2020, 2018 and 2014, Jeff won the top award for "Best Musician/Singer" in the Sneak Preview's Rogue Valley poll (and placed in the top 5 every year since2013), and in 2012 he won the first Southern Oregon Rising Stars competition hosted by South Stage Cellars and The Britt Festival. He just released his newest CD "Long Time Coming" at the very end of 2014.
Kloetzel has strummed guitar strings from a young age. A self-taught player from a musical family, he played with many artists in Hawai'i including Johnny Helm, Bruce and Jake Shimabukuro, and John Cruz . His recorded work and compositions can be found on many CD's with a variety of artists and on his own indie label. Jeff has performed around the USA and in Japan (touring with renowned ukulele magician Jake Shimabukuro). He's also had the good fortune to have been a member of bands opening shows for the likes of Jackson Browne, Gregg Allman, Jack Johnson, Gavin DeGraw and Aimee Mann. Since moving to Oregon, Jeff has been the local opening act at the renowned Britt Festival for acts like 70's supergroup America, Natalie Merchant, Boz Scaggs, Jake Shimabukuro, Matt Nathanson and Leo Kottke.