Download this video of Amps Do Furnish A Room playing most of Television's Marquee Moon record live (quicktime) from 9.22.07 The band chooses a highly regarded album and rehearses it every Sunday and plays it live a few times, then moves on to another album the next year.
Jeff Hart -
Americana, Twang and Power-pop from North Carolina
This just in - Tony Madejczyk's Youtube video of the entire Jan. 4th Amps Do Furnish A Room gig at Local 506.
Jeff's Glances From a Nervous Groom Blog can be read here.
And don't miss this Youtube clip of Jeff Hart & The Ruins as Elvis Costello & the Attractions with Declan McManus at the Big Cover Up at King's Barcade, Dec. 2005. Brian on lead vocals. Click here for all of Jeff's Youtube videos.
Band History & TimelineThis chrononlogy would be incomplete without some mention of these memorable shows Jeff has been a part of either solo or with one of his various bands. For brevity's sake: Dave Davies of the Kinks, Warren Zevon, Jeff Buckley, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Television, Syd Straw, Amy Rigby, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy & Julie Miller, Edie Brickell, The Connells, Tift Merritt and many others
The Hanks- June 1987 - Jan. 1989
2004 - present
Arrogance co-founder Robert Kirkland hires The Hanks as his band for all of 1988
The Ragdads - March 1989 - Feb. 1990
Jeff Hart & The Ruins Jan. 1990 to July 1998. April 2003 - present
Jeff Hart: The Singles 1961 - 1990 released Nov. 1990
The Singles named "Readers' Poll Best Recording by a Local Band 1991" and Critics "Best 10 Releases of 1990" - Spectator Magazine
Joins Chris Stamey and Brent Lambert for acoustic trio shows, later duos with Chris and finally Chris Stamey's Big band with John Howie and Mitch Easter. February 1993 - Summer 1994
Love You Long Time EP cassette released Dec. 1993
Ruins Live EP Cassette "Naked and Unashamed" (out of print) named to Spectator's "Best 10 Releases of 1993".
Songwriters Alliance founded by Chris Stamey, Wes Lachot and Jeff - Fall 1994. Holden Richards and Brad Newell 1996
Glances From a Nervous Groom - released Dec. 1995
Glances CD release party "The First Waltz" features an Arrogance 3/4 reunion, Ryan Adams, The Swamis, Jeff Carroll, Semicolon, plus The Ruins as backing band for Chris Stamey, Phil Lee, Terry Anderson and The Accelerators' Gerald Duncan
Readers' Poll Best Singer-Songwriter 1996 - The Independent Weekly and subsequent "Indycent Exposure" gig at Brewery
Critics' Poll Best Singer-Songwriter 1997 - The Independent Weekly and subsequent "Indycent Exposure" gig at Berkeley Cafe
Dedicated Followers debut - Kinks tribute band with Mike Nicholson, Brad Newell, numerous drummers and Jeff. March 1997 at Pine Hill Farm party, our then rehearsal space.
Jeff joins Two Dollar Pistols on bass - following release of the debut cd and for their Southern-MidSouth-Texas Tour. June 1997 - December 1997
Jeff plays on Doleful Lions debut cd - March 1998. Jeff adds Vox Organ and Chamberlain parts at Mitch Easter's Brickhenge Studio
Panther Branch Boys debut featuring members of The Ruins and Two Dollar Pistols' Steve Watson. January 1998. Later band members include Greg Bower, Jonathan Scott of Doleful Lions and John Flowers of the original Ruins trio.
Brown Mountain Lights are formed as a trio following studio sessions and rehearsals with Janet Place - Feb. 2001. Greg Bower joins May 2001. Band expands to 5 & 6 piece Summer 2001 with rhythm section and pedal steel.
Late Show at The Cave BML debut recorded at 2 live shows at the Cave by Dave Tilley - Recorded Sept. 2002, Released July 2003
Frosted Sugar Bombs debut - Tom Meltzer, Eddie Watkins, Mike Nicholson and Jeff. July 2003 at Bynum General Store.