Montana singer/songwriter Jeff Carroll's music is built upon the cornerstone of Country Blues and American Roots tradition. Although he drinks deep from that well, his songs are clearly finding their own way down the hillside. With a driving thumb shoveling the coal, and a wispy-smoke voice tending the flame, he frails and rolls and barrels onward through the vast musical landscape, full steam ahead.
With nearly 25 years of playing, teaching, and performing music under his belt, muti-instrumentalist Jeff Carroll has returned to his true passion: solo guitar. With original songs and covers -from traditional tunes to classic country, from roots reggae to indie rock- Carroll's live shows are geared to a wide demographic with distinct musical tastes. Many area live music enthusiasts recognize him as a founding member and bassist for The Cold Hard Cash Show, a popular Johnny Cash tribute band. Carroll played nearly 200 shows with the group, sharing the stage with a variety of artists including John Anderson, Eddie Money, Juice Newton, Darryl Worley, and The Platters. He also appeared with them on The Late Show with David Letterman (at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater) in November of 2008. Before his experience with Cold Hard Cash, he played mainly with Even Odds, an improvisational guitar and sax duo, described by Don't Panic Productions promoter Mark Turner as a "hybrid fusion of jazz, funk, R&B, and rock... in the truest folk tradition." He has been the Contemporary Music Coordinator at Central Christian Church in Great Falls since 2001.