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Jeff Tynan - Better I Was

Jeff Tynan - Better I Was
Jeff Tynan's debut release is an honest & earthy account of self-growth. Besides songwriting, production & artwork credits, Jeff also handled lead/backing vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, stompboxes under-foot & percussion. Sounds of timber & strings are inter-twined with lyrical references to natural scenes with real emotion which flowed freely as Jeff wrote with his late Mother's 1967 Maton acoustic.

On the EP cover is a 'stick figure' representing Jeff made from a drumstick which his music student broke at the school for under-privileged teenagers, where he works as music mentor. Also on the cover you'll see red Mallee dirt from Underbool - Jeff's North-Western Victorian hometown & a guitar made of Mallee sticks & strings from his Mother's 12-string, which Jeff convinced her to buy with his school fee savings...a worthwhile investment. The EP back cover details the story of Jeff's journey in the track listing, also brought to life in the "Better I Was" Music Video featuring stunning Mallee scenery. Here Jeff grew listening to his Mother's 60's vinyl records, with minimal tv/radio reception & no internet...he taught himself guitar & established his singing/strumming/foot-stomping style to anyone who would listen in the town of 200 people.

About this track...

Inspired by 9 years of teaching under-privileged teenagers, personal stories of mental illness & addiction, the passing of Jeff's life/music mentors - the song speaks of regret, doubt, grief, resilience, survival, loss of trust, loss of innocence & loss of any sense of reality.
Moody & moving, hypnotic & exquisite.

Other tracks by Jeff Tynan: Look Around  -  Revolving Around Itself  
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Revolving
Copyright Holder's Name Jeff Tynan
Media Servicing Date 2015-01-01
Main Genre Folk
Genre 2 Rock
Genre 3 Roots
Genre 4 Acoustic
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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