Jeff Lang is known for making accomplished, intricate, bold, melodic, and soulful music. His music is often surprising and powerful. He never stops incredible people with his music, which spans over 30 albums in many different styles.
But for a talented artist, it’s never too far to try something new, so in 2019, Jeff sat down and started writing his first book.
Some Memories Never Die is a memory of thirty years on the road, a memory of a performance that paid like blood money, a reflection on how the twists and turns of the road are sometimes brightened and sometimes darkened by the presence of fellow travelers, with a 22-string guitar. This is a re-recording of the first Jeff Lang classic.
Jeff will start a “Night of Words and Music” tour on March 12 to celebrate the book’s release. Each show will have music, Q&A, and “talk.” Early ticket buyers in certain places can sign up for Jeff’s free workshop, where he talks about his songwriting skills, influences, guitar skills, and some of the magic behind his tone.
The book is also available as an audiobook. I often read it myself, but there are a few cameos from other people. Each chapter was written just for audiobook listeners. It’s a different way to experience Some Memories Never Die, and like the book, I put a lot of work into it, so I hope you enjoy it and are glad you chose this option. You can find it here.
In a recent deal, Booktopia, the biggest online bookstore in Australia, saw that Jeff’s books had a lot of potentials and signed a contract to become the only distributor for bookstores all over the country. So look for it online, at concerts, and in your favorite bookstore. Tell them to order it if they don’t have it.
“For Some Memories Never Die, I wanted to combine some of the songs I’ve written with memories from my life. I’m not going to write an autobiography that tells the story of my life in a straight line. I came up with a series of short stories.
I don’t know how many of these stories are related to the songs I want to record since I don’t usually write songs about my own life. When I write down different memories, some of the stories seem to run together. Together, I could see the themes. Over time, everything seemed to come together, and in the end, Some Memories Never Die” was made.
Jeff Lang’s unique musical style fits well in many places, from big festivals like Glastonbury and Fuji Rock in Japan to world-famous venues like the Sydney Opera House.
He’s also played at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and 12 Bar in London. Waiting in private places is also very comfortable. Most importantly, Jeff Lang has his own voice, which is a rare thing in the world of too many sounds today.