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Jeff Kuykendall, age 42, has been writing songs for 22 years. He often says that songs are like snapshots that capture moments of clarity but also moments of utter confusion. Most of his live performances have been in Louisville, KY as a solo act and later as a duo act. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and writes and records songs mostly just for the joy of creation. Jeff’s musical style is heavily influenced by the folk-rock musicians of the 60’s and 70’s and by the jazz-rock fusion movement of the 70’s. Jeff currently performs in Nashville, TN with vocalist, Cody Navarro. Jeff has performed in Nashville as a solo act and with vocalists, Julia Krueger and Rachel Hage, respectively, as duets.
In the early 1990’s, in Birmingham, AL, Jeff started playing music and emulated artists like Neil Young and James Taylor. It was nothing special – just an underachieving college student with a guitar and a harmonica. He soon moved to Mobile, AL and helped form a band called “Circle the Moon.” The band had a unique, distinctive acoustic sound which was surprisingly powerful. From 1999 to 2003, Jeff enjoyed mild notoriety as a solo act and later as part of the duo Kendall-Duvall (with Jaime Duvall) in Louisville, KY. During this time, Jeff would load in equipment, set up, play 3 one-hour sets of covers and originals, tear down the stage, and load out. His motto was, “I’ll play anywhere, anytime, for anyone.” And he did – three to five nights every week. Some folks came to see Jeff; some just came to drink or just get out of the house for the evening. Jeff's debut album, “Hodge & Podge and the Polyester Goo,” is a random collection of songs which are largely commentaries on that awkward transition from young and hip to middle-aged and tired. This project was produced by Jeff Kuykendall and Paul Gannon of Big Ears Studio in Nashville, TN. Jeff is eternally grateful to all the other musicians who helped with this project (see album credits). He is currently in the final stages of production of his second album, "Wang's Fortune Cookie Emporium." Jeffs 1st CD is available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby.com, and other fine online retailers.