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"We all at some point have taken a chance to get what we want out of life." The quote represents the moment when Jeff Todd, the lead singer of Meadows Fortune, stood in Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with his self-recorded demo, talking to music producers Scott Phillips and David Hall. Now Meadows Fortune has a debut album, music videos and countless fans on ReverbNation and Facebook and many things to come in the near future. Todd said something that was even more profound than the first quote about taking chances, some advice that every musician should take and learn from. The following quote will represent his future after taking chances. “I wish I could say it was all luck, it would have been a lot easier! In reality though, it was a very thought out plan. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and slightly stubborn, but I think that’s what it takes to be a musician."
“Reckless Believer is an album of hope, love, honesty, beauty and courage. The music is performed with exceptional skill, the sound quality is absolutely stellar throughout, and the vocals of Jeffery Todd are the perfect conveyor of his well-written and thoughtful lyrics. Where there is darkness, there is also light. Reckless Believer has the power to bring that light into the hearts of many. 5 stars (out of 5)”
“The music of Meadows Fortune, long time Bloomington-er Jeffery Todd, seems an act better suited for summer graduations and weddings than for the warm yellow walls of Bear’s Place. However, Todd’s vocals are beautiful and tinged sweetly with Nashville, and what’s more his nostalgic sentiment is real, even tear-jerking, and characterized by lifelong ambitions to perform and create. Todd’s descriptions of his first days behind the piano are given with a characteristic humility. All the same, this twenty-three year old has much to brag about: his 2011 album “Reckless Believer” for instance. Aspiring to share the same Nashville venues as Taylor Swift, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bruce Springsteen, perhaps a ‘believer’ is Todd’s perfect epithet. And yet with one listen of his “Last Goodbye,” you’re liable to be a believer as well.”
“This is quite a good set of music. “Brand New Day” is the best number of the whole set. It’s the most dynamic and creative piece on the disc and it’s actually worth the price of admission by itself. It combines folk music, modern rock, and classic rock all into one tapestry that’s organic and potent. While these guys might not have completely knocked it out of the park with this album, it’s a great showing. It demonstrates a lot of talent in terms of song-writing (the hooks are great) and performance. It bodes well for even stronger efforts from Meadows Fortune in the future. Rating: 3.5 (out of 5) ”