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Jeff Cochell / Press

“September 3, 2011. First off, I was a very selective bride in terms of which vendors I chose, I wouldn't hire just anyone... Jeff deserves way more than a 5 for each category. Not only was Jeff talented and professional, but he was also willing to learn a particular song that my fiance and I liked. Throughout the planning process, he kept in touch and arrived on time the day of the wedding. Everyone loved his music! I couldn't be happier!”

“August 27, 2011. Jeff provided a wonderful evening of guitar and vocals. His talent and equipment are second to none. He arrived early to set up and was a big hit with the guests. RATINGS: 5/5 Expertise, 5/5 Communication, 5/5 Professionalism, 5/5 Pricing, 5/5 Adaptability.”

“I really appreciated how Jeff was willing to let my 5 year old son get rather close to him as he was playing - my son LOVES the guitar... Jeff also allowed my son to strum the guitar a few times - which my son LOVED! I enjoyed listening to the music in the background at my Aunt's birthday celebration as well.”

“When my wife and I were looking for someone to play at our wedding, we did a lot of searching and inquiring but Jeff was by far the most reasonably priced and most willing to work with us on how we wanted our day to go. He was really friendly and gave us suggestions when we were at a loss for what to do. We selected a song that we thought would work and he created a wedding appropriate version of it and it worked out beautifully. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who wants great acoustic guitar to compliment, not overpower, their wedding and/or reception!”

“This is a simple album. Nice guitar, soft voice, sweet melodies and feel good lyrics. But it is all it takes. All you need to like it, and to keep it playing in your cd player. I have listened to this album more than once and I still do. Jeff is a gifted fingerstyle guitarist from Portland, Oregon. You can feel the love for his favorite instrument through all the recordings. I recommend this album to all acoustic music lovers in search for some tranquility, sweet feeling or maybe just for some good emotional songs.”

“Jeff is an amazing guitar player and songwriter. He sounds a little like Clapton when he gets mellow. Check out track 3 'Only if the Sun Don't Shine' if you don't believe me... If Jeff could find someone in Nashville to shop his music he could be a wealthy man one day. They are works of art that need to be heard."”

"Cochell has become a phenom with the six string; his art clearly apparent throughout his debut album, Between The Lines.... 'Somewhere' stresses Cochell's strengths as a guitarist in a stirring instrumental piece you'll find yourself listening to again and again."

"There's something comforting about a musician as talented as Jeff Cochell. It's almost as if his obvious gift at playing the guitar makes listening to his debut album, Between the Lines, all the more pleasurable. His arrangements and finger picking are so intensely and almost perfectly displayed throughout each song that it's almost surreal."

“Cochell’s playing, writing, and conventional wisdom are impressive. He tells each tale with hope, passion and pure honesty. When this CD is over you will be dazzled by his guitar playing, touched by his vocal presence, and mesmerized by his wisdom.”

"...this singer/songwriter/musician not only plays an impressive classical style guitar but he knows how to write a good piece of music as well. “Between the Lines” presents 10 amazing tracks that clearly prove Cochell has substance, solid musicianship & rock solid songwriting. Music reminds me of heartfelt Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, and even Gordon Lightfoot. Fans who like these artists will tumble over this release."

"Jeff Cochell is an amazing player and composer with fancy picking, amazing songs, and heartfelt music. Cochell touches some sensitive ground as he proves he's not afraid to share some intimate truths about his life experience. Jeff Cochell is a rare find these days and should be treated as such. "

"Cochell has a strong sense of his genre and style, the songs are authentic and heartfelt; which is the essence of folk music. The atmosphere of the production seems to suit the laid-back nature of the songs giving everything just enough reverberation without becoming overly drenched in melancholia."

"Between The Lines is ten tracks about love and there's a lot of sadness and melancholy in here. There's an honesty here that will strike the listener as boldness.... This CD's strong suit is really Jeff's guitar playing. The acoustics meanderings are truly a thing of beauty. Track 9, "Somewhere," is a phenomenal piece that will inspire thoughts of clear babbling streams in a pristine mountain forest."

“The album is a great, gentle and gifted record, it is a very musical offering that will appeal to the more discerning listener.”

“Besides being a fine guitarist, Jeff is a great singer-songwriter. His tunes have substance and integrity. Jeff's music is well arranged and takes you for a nice ride; he makes a rich earthy quality of sound and has something to say.”

"Jeff Cochell is a unique and refreshing talent. His guitar playing is well-mannered and free at the same time. His voice is chock full of colors and clear expression. I am a huge fan!"

“After hearing him play locally a few times, we had Jeff play a mix of classics and his own music as a backdrop to our wedding in July 2010. He was professional, courteous and did an amazing job. Our guests loved it as much as we did and commented on what a wonderful job he did. Thank you Jeff! ”

"We had our wedding on July 31, 2010 at a private estate called Lac de' Fleur Gardens and Jeff was our soloist/guitarist at the wedding. He did a great job keeping the guests entertained as they waited and played wonderfully as I walked down the aisle. Everyone said it was beautiful music and we were totally satisfied with his song choices. Thanks for making our day a little more SPECIAL and MEMORABLE!!!"

“Jeff performed at my daughter's wedding this past weekend and was wonderful! He was open to learning two songs specifically for the wedding ceremony and played them beautifully! Jeff was professional, courteous, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else looking for an acoustic guitarist for their event. Our guests are still calling us with comments about his performance!”

“I could not have been more satisfied and would certainly recommend first that if you are thinking about adding a nice ambiance to your party or event, fingerstyle guitar is a great way to go, and if you are looking for an artist who can fit that need, Jeff Cochell is the one you are looking for!”

“It is enjoyable and gratifying to witness a young talent develop in each aspect of his art: guitar playing, songwriting, recording, and singing. Good work, and keep at it, Jeff!”

"Over the last 7 months I've watched in awe as Jeff progressed from great guitar player to confident performer. If his vulnerable vocal style and intricate playing combined with strong writing don't touch you... check your pulse you might be dead."

“Sitting on an outdoor wooden stage framing a view of farm fields stretching off into the distance, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeff Cochell played “John Henry” on Sunday to a small crowd on the lawn in front of him. ”

"This cat is a tight player... Jeff is a rising talent that plays traditional fingerstyle picking. If you've had a rough day and want to relax, find Jeff and experience the revolving notes that dance off his six string.!!!"