Jeff Plankenhorn CD Release presented by Rainshadow Concerts
Tickets: $20 each online or $25 at the door.
Rainshadow Recording and Concerts welcomes back Austin-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeff Plankenhorn to the Palindrome on Sunday, December 3 at 7:30pm to celebrate the release of his new CD: Alone at Sea
Jeff Plankenhorn is a world-class songwriter and had been an accompanist to the stars and first-call session musician in Texas (Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, etc.) for 16 years when he decided to go solo with his critically acclaimed SoulSlide album (featuring performances by Ruthie Foster, Malford Milligan, Rami Jaffe (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers), and The Resentments, with co-writes from Bret Dennen, Gary Nicholson, and Miles Zuniga (Fastball). He’s a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist who designed his own signature lap-steel “The Plank” that gained him an Austin Music Award in 2017. As a Black Fret major grant recipient in 2018 and with the release of his second full-length album as a solo artist, Sleeping Dogs (featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Patty Griffin, and co-produced by Scrappy Jud Newcomb). His hard work is paying off and he’s building his audience at festivals and venues all over Canada & the US, building lifelong friends and fans along the way. This performance at the Palindrome will be extra special, celebrating the release of his new record: Alone at Sea
“After two decades in Austin, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Plankenhorn moved with his wife to Canada’s picturesque Vancouver Island during the pandemic. Years of touring with Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and others, as well as playing his own music regularly in Austin’s clubs, gave way to livestreams plus an increased focus on writing and recording. Now he’s back on the road to support his fourth solo album, which builds on the rootsy foundation that has long been his bread-and-butter. Plankenhorn can crank out upbeat blues-groovers such as “Juggling Sand” and (fittingly) “Do a Little Dancing” in his sleep, even as he digs deeper and darker on the acoustic opener “Bird Out on 9th.” The real revelations here, though, are the title track and “Bluer Skies,” which chime and ring with richly melodic guitars as they draw upon Plankenhorn’s natural charm as a singer. The latter song was written with Michael O’Connor, one of several writing partners on these tunes; others include Michael Fracasso, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Gabriel Rhodes, and the album’s producer, Colin Linden.” — No Depression
Tickets: $20 each online at or $25 at the door. Ticket link coming soon.
More information: Matt Miner 503-484-8196