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Garland Jeffreys returns after a 13-year break

Garland Jeffreys is touring behind his new album, “The King of In Between.’’ Garland Jeffreys is touring behind his new album, “The King of In Between.’’ (danny clinch)
By Franklin Soults
Globe Correspondent / December 10, 2011
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Over the past few decades, a number of aging pop musicians have shown they can claim “now’’ with a different kind of urgency than they did in their respective heydays, but perhaps no senior musician has demonstrated the urgency of 2011 with as much youthful fierceness as 68-year-old Garland Jeffreys on “The King of In Between.’’ On Saturday, Jeffreys comes to Johnny D’s bearing the album’s uncommonly alive combination of R&B, folk, and rock and roll, not to mention of blues, reggae, and hints of jazz.

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GARLAND JEFFREYS

At: Johnny D”s, 17 Holland St., Somerville, Saturday, 9:45 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door. 617-776-2004, wwww.johnnyds.com


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